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  • Public record for 8/26/15 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 Dec. 17, 2014 – Jan. 6, 2015, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville.

  • Readers Hotline 8/24/15

    None of your business
    This shout out goes to the man who left a letter in my mailbox this week. It came addressed with just my first name and no return address. What a cowardly thing to do, and also illegal. I would like to let you know, it is not your job to set this old girl straight. This is just a little Peyton Place and you are a Harper Valley hypocrite.

    Qualification varies

  • 10th annual Carroll fair begins Aug. 26

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County Agricultural Fair is Aug. 26-30 this year, and there are plenty of events scheduled to keep the entire community busy.

    This year, the fair committee has set a daily, one-price gate entrance fee that includes all of the scheduled events. Guests ages 13 and up will pay $5, tickets for children ages 6-12 are $3 and children 5 and under are admitted free.

    Gate admission will cover all fair-sponsored events, including unlimited carnival rides.

  • Richardson: Crossroads a 'lifesaver' for business

    Some who know Leigh Ann Richardson would say her ability to succeed comes naturally.

    But when it comes to business and education, Richardson credits Crossroads Institute for much of her achievement.

    “I’m thankful there’s a place people can come and get constructive feedback about starting a business – about a plan and making that plan come true,” said Richardson, who also teaches nursing for Wytheville Community College at Crossroads.

  • Tractor-trailers crash on I-77

    Two wrecks on Interstate 77 between 2:45 p.m. and 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon left only minor injuries but thousands of dollars’ worth of damages, according to Trooper S.M. Cochran and Sgt. T.S. Todd of Virginia State Police.

    Both accidents occurred in the vicinity of mile marker 22, according to the troopers.

    According to Todd, the first wreck occurred when a northbound tractor-trailer driven by James Louis, 32, of Winterhaven, Fla., started fishtailing. Louis lost control and jackknifed into the median embankment.

  • Two injured in East Stuart Drive wreck

    A two-vehicle accident left both drivers with multiple injuries at the intersection of Meadow Street and E. Stuart Drive at 8:33 p.m. Tuesday night, according to Officer Drew Bobbitt, who was in charge of the scene.

    A 1999 Dodge Intrepid driven by Johnathan Christian Harris, 24, of Galax, was on Meadow Street at the traffic light next to the CVS, intending to make a left turn onto E. Stuart Drive. He ran a red light and was hit by a 2012 Toyota 4-door sedan, driven by Colleen Marie McGuire, 21, of Ennice, N.C.

  • Comic-con a super success

    Saturday was the first-ever Khan-Con, held at the Hillsville VFW Post 1115.

    The comic book and pop culture convention was complete with card and roleplaying games, comic artists, a costume contest and vendors selling everything from masks to comic books to jewelry to Christmas ornaments.

  • Grayson doubles money to assist local entrepreneurs

    INDEPENDENCE — The Mount Rogers Business Challenge, a contest for entrepreneurs, was pitched to the Grayson Board of Supervisors last week, after which the board immediately agreed to back it with a $10,000 match.

    The match will double the number of participants and expand the contest to other areas of the county.

  • Brewer runs for Grayson treasurer as independent

    INDEPENDENCE — Stephanie Brewer has announced her candidacy for the Grayson County treasurer position in the November election.

    Brewer, who has registered as an independent candidate, according to the State Board of Elections database, will run against incumbent Democrat Robert Kelly Haga.

    In making her announcement, Brewer stated “I am a strong conservative who understands the need for taxation, but believes it should be as minimally intrusive as possible in people’s everyday lives.”

  • Readers Hotline 8/19/15

    Drunks can drink, smokers can’t smoke