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Today's News

  • I-77 crash involves two cars, police vehicle

    Multiple injuries were the result of an accident on Interstate 77 in Carroll County on Christmas Day. The accident involved a previously stopped vehicle and a Virginia State Police vehicle and occurred at mile marker 11.3 in the southbound lane.

    According to Sgt. Michael Musser with the Virginia State Police, the male driver of a 2004 GMC Yukon was pulled over on the shoulder of I-77 having an argument with an adult female passenger. Police officers with both the Virginia State Police and Carroll County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene to handle the matter.

  • Couple to celebrate anniversary today

    D. Roger and Norma Jean Rosenbaum Carico of Galax will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Dec. 23.

    He retired from Volvo Truck Corporation in Dublin. She is a dedicated wife and homemaker. They have two daughters and a son-in-law, Tina Carico of Galax and Lisa Carico Burnett and Stephen Burnett of Knoxville, Tenn. Their two grandchildren are Abigail and Aaron Burnett of Knoxville.
    The couple will be honored and celebrated with a party given by their family.

  • Turns two

    Briley McKinley Marshall turned two on Dec. 10. His birthday was celebrated with a Paw Patrol party with friends and family.

    He is the son of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall. His big sisters are Izzie and Cassie Marshall. His grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. His great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Public record for 12/30/15 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded April 2-17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 12/23/15 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 April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Readers' Hotline 12/28/15

    Curfew for deer
    This is in response to the “deer after dark” comment in the Hotline a couple of weeks ago. I suggest that the city council pass an ordinance and put up signs all over town reading, “no deer permitted after sunset.” That way if Bambi reads it and still… [cut off].

    Act of kindness

  • Grayson officials take pies to the face with grace

    Grayson County leaders took a pie in the face for the United Way cause during the agency’s annual campaign celebration.

    Dishes of whipped cream soared and splattered into the faces of Grayson County leaders during the county’s United Way Campaign Celebration in early December.

  • Former clinic director to serve 30 days for embezzling

    HILLSVILLE — In a sentence handed down in the Carroll County Circuit Court last week, the punishment very specifically fits the crime.

    Former Free Clinic of the Twin Counties director Latonia Marshall was given 30 days incarceration for four counts of felony embezzlement from the not-for-profit clinic, which had to close for that same length of time while its board of directors scrambled to recoup the loss and reopen it.

  • Carroll IDA sells natural gas lines

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) announced Dec. 23 that it has sold the county’s natural gas line to Appalachian Natural Gas (ANG).

    The deal announced at a called meeting last Wednesday will also expand natural gas to the City of Galax and Grayson County.

  • Grayson looks at funding non-county agencies

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Board of Supervisors is considering some changes in the way it responds to funding requests for non-government agencies.

    The issue came up at the final meeting of the board in 2015, which was short and to the point, with a few goodbyes and continuations of action items for the incoming board members in January.