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  • Pair charged with larceny, child endangerment

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville man and woman have been arrested on a number of charges, including larceny, breaking and entering and child endangerment, according to a report from the Hillsville Police Department.

    Capt. James Alderman, Sgt. Alan Gravley and officers Wesley Yonce, Billy Anau and Shannon Goad executed a search warrant on the residence of Annette Freeman, 29, and Arless Dalton Jr., 34, of Hillsville, on July 2.

  • 2014 Independence Day Parades

    Watch a slideshow of photos from July 4, 2014, parades in Hillsville, Independence, Galax and Fries. By Patrick Smith, Shaina Stockton and Shannon Watkins.

    http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/2014-independence-day-parades

  • Murder suspect has court date this week

    INDEPENDENCE — Matthew Steven Jones appeared in Grayson County Circuit Court on June 27 for a evidence suppression hearing, but it was delayed because a witness in the case could not be located.

    Jones is charged with first-degree murder in the death of his girlfriend, Desia Rae George, 33, of Fries, who was reported missing April 16, 2013. Jones was reportedly the last person to see her before she disappeared.

    Karen Boyer of Hillsville, Jones’ attorney, asked Judge Brett Geisler to set another date for the hearing.

  • State trooper says motorcycle driver led him on chase

    HILLSVILLE — A Hillsville man was arrested on DUI and other traffic offense charges after allegedly fleeing from a Virginia state trooper and crashing his motorcycle on Bronco Road.

    The accident occurred on June 27 at 9:50 p.m., after Trooper Jerry Sowers encountered Daniel Paul Manning, 31, of Hillsville operating a 1998 Harley-Davidson motorcycle traveling south on Farmers Market Road at a high speed.

  • Galax adopts school budget

    Galax City Council voted to adopt the public school budget for 2014-2015 at its  June 10 meeting.
    School Superintendent Bill Sturgill noted that the budget presented by the school board was the most conservative of four possible spending plans.
    “It’d be nice to stand here with a budget from the state,” he said to council. “We know that we will have to rework a budget [after the General Assembly passes a state budget]. We are requesting level funding this year. We understand that it’s a tough economy.”

  • Vehicle wrecks on I-77 ramp

    HILLSVILLE — Police and rescue personnel responded to an accident July 1 on the mile marker 8 southbound ramp on Interstate 77.

  • Former airport director charged with embezzling

    HILLSVILLE — David Ritter Jr., a former manager of the Twin County Airport, has been indicted on two counts of embezzling public funds totaling more than $11,000 from the Twin County Airport Commission.

    According to Carroll County Commonwealth’s Attorney Nathan Lyons, Ritter was charged after an audit uncovered discrepancies with the commission funds.

  • Babysitter charged with teen's assault
  • Public record for 7/2/14 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Feb. 24-March 12, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 7/2/14

    Bake sale?
    I wanted to make a comment on the caller that talked about Carroll supervisors taking away the funds from the sheriff’s department. I totally agree. I think the county ought to consider maybe having fundraisers and such as that. Be creative instead of taking away from the sheriff’s department. They really need it. They did a real good job and are doing a lot of good work behind the scenes.

    Interpreting History: Part 2