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  • Public record for 11/16/11 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.
    The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Sept. 1-Oct. 24 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Shooting reported in Carroll



  • Readers' Hotline 11/16/11

    Bumping along
    I wonder what’s going on with a store in the area that doesn’t appreciate us enough to fix the carts so they will roll through the store. They have knots on the wheels. I tried four carts today before I got one that would roll. If they cared about all of our business, you would think they would care enough to fix the carts so they would roll through the store.

    Too pushy

  • Oracle's religious discrimination lawsuit delayed again


    UPDATED 11/15/11:

    Laura George of The Oracle Institute says an additional reason for the trail's delay is that the parties are close to reaching a settlement in the discrimination case.


  • Review: These nuns are fun!


  • Duke LifePoint execs visit hospital


  • Two indicted for welfare fraud in Galax

    Two Galax residents were charged by a Grayson County grand jury with welfare fraud, after they receive benefits of more than $200 that they were not entitled to receive, according to the Galax Police Department and Galax Department of Social Services.
    Galax police arrested Emily Kathleen Halsey, 33, and Jason Reedy, 38, on Nov. 7.
    They are alleged to have made false statements and withheld information that would have affected their eligibility for benefits.

  • Robbery suspects caught

    HILLSVILLE — Two Cincinnati, Ohio, men were caught in Surry County, N.C., after allegedly robbing a Pennsylvania man at the Love’s Truck Stop in Lambsburg on Nov. 8.
    The Carroll Sheriff’s Office received a call shortly before 7 p.m. reporting that truck driver Caesar Barone was overpowered by two men who took his money at the business off Exit 1.

  • Outgoing school board member looks back

    Phillip Berrier represents the Fancy Gap District on the Carroll School Board. He was one of three members who were not returned to office in the Nov. 8 election.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/14/11

    Getting along
    I just read The Gazette about all the nice comments that the Grayson County and Galax citizens said about each other and their teams. It is wonderful that these two schools and communities have come together and treated each other with such respect. That is such a great lesson to teach our young people. I only wish that school board politicians in Carroll County could follow that example. It’s a shame that Carroll County High School doesn’t have that school spirit. It’s just not there anymore.