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  • Grayson indictments result in arrests

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Three more grand jury indictments have been unsealed and arrests made by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.

    The Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury met Oct. 24 and returned sealed indictments against several suspects.

    Two of the suspects arrested are prisoners at River North Correctional Center in Independence.

    The indictments included:

  • Ararat man faces multiple charges

    HILLSVILLE — An Ararat man was arrested on Dec. 3 and faces multiple charges, after allegedly breaking into a Cana convenience store and stealing two cars on the same day.

    According to Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, officers received an alarm call to T&M Grocery Store at 12178 Fancy Gap Highway just after midnight on Dec. 3.

    Lt. Tony Horton of the sheriff’s department responded to the store and discovered the front door glass had been completely broken out.

  • Log truck overturns on 52

    Virginia State Police responded to a single-vehicle accident on U.S. 52 on Monday, when a logging truck lost control and overturned, blocking one lane of traffic.

    According to a report from Trooper C.M. Delp, Kevin Wayne Goins, 42, of Mount Airy, N.C., was operating a 1987 Ford L9000 log truck loaded with logs, traveling north on 52, when his vehicle ran off the right side of the highway and into the ditch.

    “When [Goins] tried to bring it out, it overturned, and the logs fell off of the truck,” Delp said.

  • Smiths celebrate 50th anniversary

    John Wayne and Plina Smith celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends.
    She was the daughter of the late Charlie and Faye Cole, and he was the son of the late Montie and Sadie Smith.

    The couple were married Nov. 20, 1964, by the late Rev. John Hackler.
    They have two daughters, Patsy Louise Smith and the late Phyllis Angela Smith, and grandchildren Emily Grace and Adam Wayne Blevins.

  • She's 100

    Pauline Allison celebrated her 100th birthday Sept. 20, 2014, with family and friends at a surprise party at Matthew’s Campground.

  • He's three

    Jaxson Preston Stockner turned 3 on Nov. 16.  He celebrated with a tractor party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of
    Seth and Ashley Stockner. 

    His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne.  Jaxson is the big brother to Jonas Stockner.

  • She's eight

    Madalyn Gregory turned age 8 on Oct. 11. She celebrated at her home with a Halloween costume party with friends and family.

    Madalyn is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney and big sister to Aurora Gregory of independence.

  • Public record for 12/10/14 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 June 16-30 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    Doris N. Hagerman to Matthew A. Thiedig. One acre in the Pine Creek District. Gift.

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  • Board kicks around idea for CCMS soccer team

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County School Board heard a number of requests from young visitors for a middle school soccer team during the citizen comments portion of the Nov. 11 meeting.

    The idea of a soccer team was introduced to the board in October by middle school principal Marc Quesenberry, who told the board that interest in the sport had spiked this year.