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  • Isom enters guilty plea to amended charge

    HILLSVILLE — As part of a plea agreement, Whitney Isom pleaded guilty to an amended charge of involuntary manslaughter in Carroll County Circuit Court last Thursday, in the 2013 shooting death of Kevin Heath Frazier.

    Isom was charged by a direct indictment with second-degree murder and use of a firearm in commission of a felony in December 2013.

    According to the court website, Isom was scheduled for a jury trial in December.

  • Ashby, Brown to unite in marriage Oct. 18

    Mary Ashby and Terry Brown announced their wedding plans for this weekend.

    The wedding is at 2 p.m. Saturday at Fairview Baptist Church.
     

  • She's six

    Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her sixth birthday on Aug. 20 with a party at Chuck E. Cheese. Her sisters, Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy, helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family.

    She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Woodlawn and Tim and Britt Mundy of Max Meadows. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly and Wayne Mundy, all of Cana.

  • He's two

    Levi Dasher Bowers turned two Sept. 30. He celebrated Sept. 27 with a party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Travis and Heather Bowers of Galax.

    His grandparents are Janice and the late Clarence Bowers, Paula Diamond of Galax and Dallas Diamond of Barren Springs. Great-grandparents include Ada Lee and Elmer Williams, the late Paul Haga, Dorothy and Paul Diamond, Ruby and the late Raymond Bowers and the late Audrey and Oacus Sizemore.

  • Public record for 10/22/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Haynes and Barrett win at Abingdon, Conley second at prestigious Metro XC

    BRISTOL –– Carroll County runners Samuel Haynes and Tyler Barrett and Grayson County’s Mary Beth Cunningham all came home with championship medals after winning their respective divisions at the Abingdon Invitational cross country meet, held Wednesday at Sugar Hollow Park.

    An open event, runners were participating as individuals in divisions based on grades 6 through 12, with the top five in each division earning medals. No team scores were tabulated.

  • Grayson netters improve to 15-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County continued to roll in Mountain Empire District volleyball Thursday as the Blue Devils swept a three-game match from Bland County 25-11, 25-3, 25-8.

    Autumn Halsey peppered the Bears with 10 aces while Camryn McGrady converted 15 of Taylor Cannaday’s 29 assists into kills for the Blue Devils (15-1).

  • Christiansburg shuts out Cavaliers

    CHRISTIANSBURG –– Alec Henderson ran for a pair of scores and C.J. Napper caught two touchdown passes from quarterback Charlie Jackson as Christiansburg blanked Carroll County 33-0 in a River Ridge District game Friday at Porterfield Stadium.

  • Maroon Tide back above .500

    The Galax Maroon Tide remained unbeaten in the Mountain Empire District Friday with an impressive 50-13 victory over Graham in its annual homecoming game played in Galax.

    The G-Men opened the game by attempting a trick play against the Maroon Tide, an onsides kick on the opening kickoff.

    It didn’t work and Jeremy  Jennings covered the ball at the Tide 47.

  • Blue Devils pick up steam

    INDEPENDENCE –– These guys have found something.

    After an 0-5 start, Grayson County won its second straight game Friday night at Bill Strong Field and used the same formula that has seen the Blue Devils play  well for three weeks straight, this time resulting in a 32-6 homecoming win over Bland County.

    Getting the O-fer off their backs has been nice, said Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson.