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  • Woolwine plans to withdraw guilty plea

    HILLSVILLE – The attorney for a man charged with the homicide of his young son says his client intends to withdraw his guilty plea.

    Christopher Dean Woolwine, 30, of Christiansburg pleaded guilty May 26 in Carroll County Circuit Court to charges of hit-and-run and second-degree homicide in relation to an incident from Halloween of 2014.

    He was back in court last Thursday for pre-sentencing, but the hearing ended in a continuance.

  • Celebrating a decade of making a difference

    Crossroads Institute held its 10-year anniversary celebration Aug. 25 with a video presentation, words from new director Brenda Sutherland and refreshments. The event started at 10 a.m. and lasted about 90 minutes.

    The video focused on “success stories” from those who have been helped by the institution’s business incubator at Crossroads, including Steve Winesett of Candor Construction, Travis Belton and Joanie Newman of Moog-Galax and Leigh Ann Richardson of Vital Supply in Wytheville.

  • Riverside crash results in one fatality

    A single-vehicle accident on Riverside Drive near Sugar Shack Road at 4 p.m. on Thursday left one fatality, according to Virginia State Police Sgt. Mike Musser and Trooper C.W. Keesling, who is in charge of the investigation. 

  • Readers Hotline 9/2/15

    Editor’s note: We remind readers that we do not print election-related calls in the Hotline. We had to pull two calls this week — one bashing a national candidate, and one endorsing a local candidate — for this reason. If you wish to support or oppose a candidate, please write a letter to the editor.

    Outraged

  • Beaty, Burke to marry

    Jimmy and Amelia Bland Waller of Elk Creek announced the engagement of Amelia’s son, Will Beaty, to Jessica Burke of Smyth County.
    Beaty and Burke have been partners in pursuing their educations since 2007.

    Both are graduates of Marion Senior High School and both attended Emory & Henry College.
    Burke is a registered nurse and works for the Tennessee Department of Health in Greeneville, Tenn.

  • Semones, Lineberry to be married

    Lawrence Jeffrey (Jed) Lineberry and Lou Ann Haynes Semones announced their engagement.
    Semones is the daughter of the late Wade and Wilma Haynes of Cana.

    Linberry is the son of Edna Lineberry and the late Lawrence Lineberry of Dugspur.
    The wedding is Oct. 10 at Calvary Bible Church in Dugspur.

  • Public record for 9/2/15 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 in December of 2014 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Readers Hotline 8/31/15

    Easy to spot

  • A response to Rep. Griffith on Iran deal

    By Nancy Liebrecht, Galax

    On Aug. 10, I received Congressman Morgan Griffith’s newsletter, in which he cited his reasons for opposing the nuclear deal with Iran. Since Mr. Griffith is a conservative Republican, I was not surprised by his opposition, but I am still appalled by it and by the shallow and deceptive reasons that he gives for his position.

  • Carroll opens with 3-0 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Floyd County battled back from big deficits in each of the first two sets Tuesday night but Carroll County was able to regroup each time and kick off its volleyball season with a three-game sweep of the Buffaloes, winning the nondistrict match 25-19, 25-19, 25-15.

    The Cavaliers wasted a five-point lead midway through the second set after coughing up a 12-2 lead in the first.