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Today's News

  • Enterprise zones approved

    HILLSVILLE — An idea to add economic development tools to two Interstate 77 exits in Carroll County did not get stalled by the wayside, as elected officials announced that the state has added the two interchanges to the county's enterprise zones.

  • Chamber computer seized

    HILLSVILLE — A search warrant details the seizure of a computer from the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce office in an investigation of a cyber invasion of privacy and identity theft.

    Virginia State Police Trooper Troy Dalton sought the search warrant for computers and other electronic equipment after a complaint in December from a New River Community College student, according to the court paperwork.

  • Va. traffic fatalities decrease

    Virginia recorded the fewest traffic deaths on record in 2009, an accomplishment officials attributed to a mixture of police work and driver behavior.

    Locally, the Grayson County Sheriff's Department reported two traffic-related fatalities last year, up from none in 2008; Carroll County had three, compared to 13 the year before; and Galax had no wrecks resulting in death — making two years in a row with no traffic fatalities.

  • Thor's golden opportunity

    HILLSVILLE — Thor the golden Labrador had a tough time.

    His owners were unable to afford to keep him, so they gave him to a friend.

    Thor crashed through a window to get back to his family, cutting his face.

    It got worse before it got better. When push came to shove, his old family couldn’t keep him.

    So, they left him tied to the Carroll Veterinary Clinic sign, with a bag of dog food, pedigree papers and a note.

  • Grayson couple indicted on federal fraud charges

    By BEN BOMBERGER

    Staff

    ELK CREEK — A Grayson County couple has been arrested on 11 federal indictments after allegedly obtaining more than $90,000 from an elderly man they were being paid to assist in Elk Creek.

    Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan said a joint investigation between his department and the U.S. Secret Service led to the arrest of Robbie Kevin Poole, 49, and his wife Kathryn Rebecca Poole, 57, of 9475 Elk Creek Parkway in Elk Creek.

  • Galax fades after halftime, falls 67-47

    MAX MEADOWS -- The off-balance, off-the-glass, buzzer-beating 3-pointer by Amber Chrisley seemed like just a lucky shot when it fell.

  • Fort dumps Tide in OT

     MAX MEADOWS -- Galax spent the final five minutes of regulation Monday night laying waste to a 10-point Fort Chiswell lead. The Pioneers spent overtime wasting the Tide’s efforts.

  • Public record for 2/17/10 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 more information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

    Donald Lee Phillips of Galax, guilty of appearing intoxicated in public; pay $25 fine and $81 costs.

  • Grayson deputy charged with sex crime involving minor

    INDEPENDENCE ee* A Grayson County deputy has been charged with sexual intercourse with a minor under 13 and is being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail with no bond.

    According to Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan, former Sgt. Shane Allan Widner, 33, of Independence, was arrested and charged last Wednesday after a Virginia State Police Investigation.

    The Grayson County Department of Social Services received the initial complaint from an unknown person about alleged sexual misconduct against a member of the sheriff's department.

  • Community comp plan meetings postponed

    HILLSVILLE — All community meetings and focus groups scheduled as a part of the Carroll comprehensive plan update have been postponed due to winter weather, according to Assistant Administrator Ronald Newman.

    Meetings for citizens to give input for the planning document Feb. 1 - 4 will be rescheduled. Newman said that county officials wanted to wait for dates where the snowfall that Carroll received over the weekend wouldn't impact attendance and participation. 

    The new schedule for the meetings have not yet been set.