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  • Public record for 4/5/17 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  
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    The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.
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    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in September of 2016, in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Big hit, no hit in Carroll win

    HILLSVILLE –– Sydney Nester threw a no-hitter Wednesday. Emily Cook made sure it only needed to be of the seven-inning variety.

    Cook deposited a two-strike, two-out change-up just over the right-centerfield fence in the bottom of the first for the game’s only run and Nester stymied Cave Spring the rest of the way as Carroll County edged the Knights 1-0 in a River Ridge District softball showdown.

  • Grayson County picks up first win, outslugs Spartans 15-11

     PEARISBURG –– Grayson County scored its first eight runs on just two hits and picked up its first baseball win of the season, outscoring the Spartans 15-11 in a nondistrict game Wednesday.

    Grayson County (1-2) took advantage of four walks and four hit batsmen in the first two innings and got two-run singles by Chris Meredith and Will Bane in a big six-run second as the Blue Devils took an 8-1 lead.

  • Cavaliers ride huge start to 13-4 win over Giles


    HILLSVILLE –– Fourteen batters went to the plate in the first inning for Carroll County against Giles last Thursday and the Cavaliers went on to pound the Spartans 13-4 in a nondistrict baseball game played at Bill Worrell Field.

    Carroll County delivered the early knockout punch by scoring eight first-inning runs and cruised to its second victory of the season.

  • Cavs, Tide trade big wins

    HILLSVILLE ––Carroll County’s girls and Galax’s boys both built insurmountable first-half leads and coasted to easy nondistrict soccer wins Thursday at Tommy Thompson Field.

    The Cavalier girls took a 5-0 lead after 40 minutes in their 8-0 win while the Maroon Tide boys led 5-1 at the break of their 6-1 victory.

  • Readers Hotline 4/3/17

    It’s not easy
    I agree with the caller about Galax being an honest and nice place to live. Unless you are on Social Security and you have a fixed income. Then you have to repay to remodel a school after they had purchased land to build a new school on and then they add more taxes on us and make us pay for water runoff also. If your house gets flooded, they will help you rebuild it. But, if our house needs a new roof, there is no help.


  • It won't be as hard to find sellers' yards

    People holding yard sales in Galax will now be able to post signs directing potential buyers to their homes.

    Before, the city code only allowed yard sale signs to be displayed at the location of the yard sale, which prevented sellers from doing much promotion.

    Galax City Council held a public hearing on the amendments to the yard sale ordinance in March, and later voted to approve the changes.

  • Arrests include assault, larceny

    Staff Reports

    Recent arrests in Galax included assault, possession of burglary tools and larceny.

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department:

    • Josiah Tanner Williams, 24, of Galax, was arrested on March 21 by Officer Chris Hines and charged with felony parole violation and misdemeanor assault and battery.

    • Jamie Allen Sharpe, 38, of Galax, was arrested on March 22 by Sgt. Shawny Jones and charged with felony assault on a family member (third or more offense).

  • Chaplains honor fallen deputy

    The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and the family of a deputy who died in the line of duty received memorial plaques from the International Conference of Police Chaplains last week.

    The plaques honor Deputy Curtis Allen Bartlett, 32, who was involved in a fatal crash during a pursuit in Carroll County on March 9.

  • Sign of Respect

    Retired Galax Parks & Recreation Director Dave Nelson received a special honor from the Galax City Council at Monday night’s meeting: the road from South Main Street into Felts Park and the recreation center’s parking lot was renamed “Dave Nelson Drive.”

    Nelson was given a replica of the street sign for himself, as well as others for his family members and friends.