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  • Readers' Hotline 3/9/16

    Indiscretions
    I heard that Donald Trump’s present wife was a model from the country of Slovenia. I heard that she posed nude on the cover of a magazine published in that country. Now, wouldn’t she be a great model for a First Lady?
    Editor’s note: It is true that Melania Trump posed nude in her earlier days for the British magazine GQ in 2000. The Trumps were married in 2005. But let’s have no double standard here — the spouse of the presumptive Democratic nominee has had his share of indiscretions, himself.

  • Public record for 3/9/16 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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 22-Aug. 3 in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Truck fire spreads into brush in Woodlawn

    WOODLAWN – A landscaping truck caught fire and the blaze spread to the brush on an adjacent embankment Tuesday afternoon on U.S. 58 near Harmon’s in Woodlawn.

    Around 12:54 p.m., the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 4969 Carrollton Pike (U.S. 58). The vehicle, a Ramey’s Lawn Care truck, had caught on fire on the shoulder of the eastbound lane. According to Hillsville Fire Chief Donnie Spangler, witnesses said the fire originated in the engine compartment.

  • Candidate lists set for town council elections

    Staff Reports

    The presidential election is getting all the press, but races closer to home will be on the ballot May 3.

    Voters will choose local leaders who make decisions that affect their daily lives in ways much more intimate than the person in the White House, from filling potholes and raising food taxes to bringing in new jobs and setting trash pickup fees.

    The closing date for candidates to register for this year’s council race was March 1.

    Terms on town councils begin July 1.

  • New signs for Carter Pines

    HILLSVILLE – The Carroll County Industrial Development Authority has approved the installation of signage at the Carter Pines Community Park. The signs will mark the honor wall, labyrinth, walking trail entrances and the picnic shelter.

    “We received quotes based on the IDA’s direction last month and had some work done in the field with Mr. [Benny] Robinson, Mava Vass and Ricky Dowdy,” Interim County Administrator Nikki Cannon explained at the authority’s March 1 meeting.

  • Overdose call leads to arrests

    A call reporting a drug overdose last week resulted in the arrest of two suspects, but no one in apparent danger.

    According to a report issued by Chief Rick Clark of the Galax Police Department, Geraldine Mae Geddes, 43, of Galax, was arrested Feb. 29 29 at 10:03 a.m. by Sgt. S.J. Jones and charged with one count of felony possession of Schedule I/II controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of Schedule I/II controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and misdemeanor obstruction of justice.

  • Barn burns in Baywood

    A small fire in a barn on Old Baywood Road at around 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 23 left little damage, according to Galax Volunteer Fire Captain Mike Ayers.

    “They had an electrical short that charred a rafter,” said Ayers. “They caught it, cut the power off to it, and we cut the wire out for them.”

  • Driver charged in snowplow crash

    A single-vehicle accident on Cliffview Road the morning of Feb. 29 left no injuries, but ended with a truck fitted with a snowplow nose-down in a creek.

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, at 9:40 a.m. that day, a 1977 Chevrolet Custom 10 Deluxe pickup truck driven by Dalton Lee Niece, 21, of Fries, was traveling south on Cliffview Road when it went through a curve and ran off the left side of the road, over an embankment and into the creek.

    There were no injuries, but the truck sustained about $2,500 in damages.

  • Man hospitalized after pit bull attack

    HILLSVILLE – A man attacked by two pit bulls in Hillsville on Feb. 28 was hospitalized due to his injuries and the two dogs have been taken into custody.

    According to Interim County Administrator Nikki Cannon, Carroll County Animal Control received a call regarding a man who had been bitten on Hanging Tree Road off Poplar Camp Road in Hillsville. The man was the landlord of the property and had come to see the tenant.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/7/16

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