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  • Brown to serve 12 years for child porn

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE – A Hillsville man who pleaded guilty to 12 counts of possessing child pornography will spend one year in prison for each crime, followed by a decade of probation.

    The case is one of three brought to a Carroll County grand jury through the efforts of a Hillsville police detective and the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

  • Hotline gives teens a place to turn

    Teens often feel alone and misunderstood, even when they have a loving family. For those with no one to lean on, growing up can be even tougher.

    PUSH Ministries in Galax is giving teens a place to turn with its new Teen Talk hotline.

    Jill Burcham of PUSH talked to members of the Galax School Board about the organization’s hotline at their Sept. 12 meeting.

  • Hillsville receives federal grants

    HILLSVILLE — Two federal grants from USDA Rural Development will help Hillsville fight crime and keep streets clear.

    At the Sept. 25 meeting, Town Manager Retta Jackson told members of Hillsville Town Council that a $23,100 grant will pay for two new police cars and a $20,800 grant will pay for snow removal equipment.

    Also at the meeting, council approved an amendment to a town ordinance regulating vendor licenses.

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    High tide

  • Long sentenced for arson, burglary, extortion

    INDEPENDENCE — Roby Long of Independence, charged last December in a suspicious fire on Greenville Road, has pleaded guilty to a number of charges in Grayson County Circuit Court.

    In July, Long entered a plea of guilty for charges of arson, destruction of property, burglary and extortion. According to the court, he was sentenced on the same day for all four convictions.

  • Public record for 10/11/17 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in June in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Indians see-saw past Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Among the lesser-known features of the recently-refurbished Grayson County Middle School gym is that it boasts hot and cold running volleyball.

    Grayson County gave Rural Retreat all it could handle in Tuesday’s Mountain Empire District match but could only do so in spurts as the Indians escaped the Blue Devils by the wildly-deviating tally of 27-25, 25-8, 26-28, 25-14.

  • Galax powers past Pioneers

    Galax remained undefeated in the Mountain Empire District and took over second place in district play with a 40-13 victory over Fort Chiswell’s high-flying offense last Friday night.

    The Maroon Tide is undefeated in district play with a 2-0 record, 4-2 overall, while Grayson County beat Auburn last Friday night to move into first place with an undefeated 3-0 district record. Fort Chiswell dropped to 3-1 in the district and 4-2 overall.

  • Devils homeward bound

    RINER –– Grayson County’s main ballcarriers are all listed as 5-foot-8, they average about 150 pounds, and their coach believes that their effectiveness is aided by the fact that, behind a decent-sized offensive line, those backs can be concealed at times from the defense.

    The Blue Devil rushers may be getting lost back there, but more and more lately they’ve been turning up in the end zone.

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