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  • Public record for 10/18/17 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.

    Circuit Court

    These sentences were recorded in June in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Pipers Gap wreck results in damage, minor injuries

    A two-vehicle accident on Pipers Gap Road at about 8 p.m. last Friday night resulted in damage, but only minor injuries to one driver, according to a report filed by Virginia State Trooper S.M. Cochran.

    Joseph John McCoy, 23, of Galax, driving a 2005 Chevrolet Cavalier when he attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot and struck a 1989 Jeep Wrangler drive by James Ellis Riggins Jr., of Galax, the report said. Riggins’ vehicle spun across the road and struck a fence, which it came to rest against.

  • Spartans jump on Carroll County early for TRD win

    PEARISBURG –– At some point, the positives have to be found wherever they may be.

    In between a 41-0 first-half shelling and a 46-point final margin, a ray of sunshine elbowed its way through the dark cloud that has been hanging over Carroll County.

  • Maroon Tide smacks Wythe

    WYTHEVILLE –– Friday the 13th is normally considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.

    But not for the Galax Maroon Tide football team.

    The Maroon Tide ignored the superstition and, behind runningback Dougie Peoples and a stingy defense, Galax rolled over George Wythe 50-13 in a Mountain Empire District game played at Pendleton Field last Friday night.

    The Tide (5-2, 3-0) put on an offensive show, rushing for 481 yards on 49 carries.

  • Boatman challenges in Pipers Gap District

    Phillip Boatman Sr. is an independent candidate for the Pipers Gap District seat on the Carroll County Board of Supervisors in the Nov. 7 election.

    He is challenging incumbent Republican Dr. Tom Littrell.

    Boatman retired as postmaster of Hillsville in 1999 after more than 25 years, and served as a leader on the postmaster selection board. “[Former President] Ronald Reagan appointed me to my first office,” he said.

    Now, he has turned his attention to Carroll, which he believes could be served better through wiser spending and lower taxes.

  • Police: alleged arson result of domestic dispute

    INDEPENDENCE — David Christopher Rose, a Wythe County man charged with arson in connection with an apartment fire above the former Ogle’s Deli in Independence, has been scheduled for a bench trial instead of a jury trial.

    In Grayson County Circuit Court on Oct. 12, a judge approved a request from Rose’s attorney, R. Christopher Munique, to continue the case. Rose’s new trial date is Nov. 30, beginning at 9 a.m.

  • Attempted murder suspect to enter pleas

    HILLSVILLE — A Wytheville man indicted for 25 crimes related to police chase in Carroll County intends to enter pleas on at least some of those charges.

    Last week, Judge Brett Geisler postponed the plea hearing scheduled that day for Eric Sean Repass, 44, until Oct. 24. Among other things, he is charged with attempted capital murder of a police officer.

  • Readers Hotline 10/16/17

    There is a business that thanks the police department, the medical services, the fire department and rescue squad. I also thank them, too. I appreciate them. But, I also thank the military for what all they do for us. What would we do without them? I think they deserve a big thank you, also.

    No rubber stamp

  • Galax receives grant for tourism marketing

    Staff Report

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in September that the City of Galax received $6,666.50 from the Virginia Tourism Corporation Marketing Leverage Program grant fund.

    The city specifically will use the grant for its “Galax: Small Town, Big Adventures” marketing initiative.

  • Shearin seeks Wilson District seat

    Betsy Shearin has joined the race for the Wilson District seat on the Grayson County School Board in this year’s general election.

    Shearin is challenged by Rick Sage for the spot. School board candidates are all independents.

    The winner will fill the seat vacated by Shannon Holdaway, who announced earlier this year that he will not seek another term.