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  • Public record for 10/5/16 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 information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Dec. 1-31, 2015, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Passenger charged with reckless driving

    Staff Report

    After allegedly causing an automobile accident on Delhart Road in Galax and then fleeing the scene on Sept. 22, Sandra Mendez, 19, of Raleigh, N.C., was caught the next day in Galax by the Virginia State Police, according to Trooper C.W. Keesling.

    At 6:55 p.m. the day before, Mendez was a front seat passenger in a Ford SUV driven by her mother, Sandra Villegas, 38, of Sparta, N.C., with three minor children in the back seat.

  • Galax arrests include assault, larceny, neglect

    Staff Reports

    According to a report issued by the Galax Police Department, last week’s arrests included felony charges of assault, grand larceny, drug offenses, abduction, child neglect and obstruction of justice.

  • Readers Hotline 10/5/16

    Taking control

  • Tax collection effort pays off for Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – A tax collection initiative implemented by Hillsville has proven successful and the town has collected more than $300,000 in delinquent real estate, personal property, meals and transient taxes.

  • WBRF mourns loss of radio host Jason Blevins

    A familiar voice on radio station WBRF-FM for the past 26 years, Jason Blevins is remembered as a beloved DJ and dedicated worker who kept going even during treatment for a rare form of cancer.

    Blevins, 35, passed away on Oct. 1. He had been at the classic country radio station since 1999, and worked his way up to music director and host of a popular midday show.

  • Pioneers sweep Grayson

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County led Fort Chiswell early in all three games Monday but the Pioneers rallied to sweep the Blue Devils 25-20, 25-14, 25-16 in a Mountain Empire District volleyball match.

    Four of Fort Chiswell’s first seven serves failed to clear the net in the opening set, and the Blue Devils (1-12) got kills from Kaylee Moore and Breanna Brewer to take an early 8-6 lead.

  • Blue Devil boys, Galax girls win Grayson River Run

    FRIES –– Grayson County’s boys and Galax’s girls were the team winners of the Grayson River Run cross country meet, hosted Wednesday by Grayson County at the New River Trail State Park.

    The Blue Devils placed all five of their scoring runners among the top 10 to finish with 34 points, holding off runner-up Graham (48) for the team title. Fort Chiswell was third with 67 points and Galax was fourth with 77.

  • Bruins take down Cavs 3-0

    HILLSVILLE –– Blacksburg’s top seven players, all seniors, have been playing together since they were sixth-graders, concentrating on nothing but volleyball.

    It shows.

  • Tide falters in Region 1A West golf

    WYTHEVILLE –– Trimmed and rolled greens, enough of a breeze to be a factor and somewhat of a larger stage made Wytheville Golf Club a different course in the Region 1A West tournament than it was seven days earlier in the Conference 46 tournament. Galax handled the course more than well enough at the conference event. In Thursday’s regionals, the venerable place got the best of the Maroon Tide.