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Today's News

  • Suspect charged for fire threat

    Staff Reports

    INDEPENDENCE — A suspect has been arrested in the case of a suspicious fire on Greenville Road, according to Chief Deputy David Ashby of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

    The fire was reported on Dec. 8 at around 2:40 a.m.

    Roby Long, 23, of Independence, was arrested the following day at a residence on Hilltop Drive in Independence by two Virginia State Police special agents and a trooper.

  • Driver injured, airlifted after Carroll crash

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    WOODLAWN – A Hillsville man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident that occurred Tuesday morning on U.S. 58 near Harmon’s.

    According to a report by Virginia State Police 1st Sgt. Kevin Warsinsky of the Galax area office, Alvin Collette, 50, of Hillsville, was traveling east on 58 in a 2011 Kia Sorento when his vehicle collided with a 2005 Nissan Sentra driven by Martha Rivera-Sanchez, 40, of Galax.

  • Readers Hotline 12/14/16

    Big buddies?
    Well, the Democrats pulled one over on the Republicans this time. Got another Democrat elected as president. Everybody knows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are big buddies. That’s really pulled one over. They are in business with some of the same companies. When have you ever heard of having a porno president that talks filthy, jokes filthy, cusses and all these churches voted for him? Fellow told me, “you are crazy. They ain’t churches, they are clubs.” I guess maybe he was right.

  • 3 charged with drug violations

    Staff Reports

    Three people were arrested Dec. 5 on drug charges in the city, according to a report from the Galax Police Department.

    “Galax police, acting on a request from Grayson Sheriffs Office, went to a home located in the city to attempt service on a felony warrant from Grayson, said Chief Rick Clark. “Based on their observations, the Galax officers arrested the three after discovering methamphetamine and cocaine in the house, along with assorted drug paraphernalia.”

  • Carroll citizens can appeal property reassessments

    Staff Reports

    HILLSVILLE – Citizens of Carroll County should have received reassessment notices on property for the 2017 tax year. Those wishing to appeal their reassessments now have the opportunity.

    According to a press release from Michael Colavecchio with Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group Ltd., the group contracted by the county to perform the reassessment, notices were mailed the week of Nov. 28 to all Carroll County property owners. The reassessment will affect taxes paid starting in December 2017.

  • Donated toys bring Carroll kids joy

    By SARA BLANKENSHIP & LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Students at Carroll County High School helped to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need.

    Through a collaboration with the Carroll Christmas Fund, students set up donation boxes throughout the county’s schools to collect donated toys.

  • Ayers named teacher of the year

    CANA – Leesa Moxley Ayers, the 2016 Carroll County Teacher of the Year, was surprised in her second grade classroom at St. Paul School on Dec. 8.

    Ayers, who was understandably confused when a group of school board members and school staff showed up at her classroom that afternoon, was overjoyed and excited to receive the honor.

    “Oh my gosh, oh thank you, oh my goodness,” were the sentiments Ayers kept repeating as Carroll County Schools Superintendent Dr. Strader Blankenship presented her with flowers and the award.

  • Huff indicted for involuntary manslaughter

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Amanda Pearle Huff, 27, of Hillsville, was indicted by a Carroll County Circuit Court grand jury Monday on a charge of involuntary manslaughter that resulted in the death of a Max Meadows woman.

    The charge against Huff stems from a two-vehicle head-on crash that occurred at 4314 Danville Pike on March 26

  • She's one

    Kenzi Juliann Hennis celebrated her first birthday on Sept. 5 with a “Jesus Loves the Little Children” party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Chris and Lorie Hennis of Galax.

    Her older siblings are Andrew and Faith. Her grandparents are Harvey Hennis, Judy Hennis and Gary and Jan Guynn, all of Galax and Julian and Patti Price of Luray. Elizabeth Johnson of Galax is her great-grandmother from Galax.

  • Public record for 12/14/16 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 July in the Grayson County General District Court office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed: