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Today's News

  • Car forced off road, into house

    After a brief pursuit and a dangerous crash, Travis Dale Coulson, 37, of Galax — wanted for malicious wounding and unauthorized use of a vehicle — was apprehended by the Galax Police Department on Tuesday at about 1:40 p.m. on Greenville Road, according to Capt. James Cox.

    The crash involved Coulson chasing a car and then allegedly forcing it off the road. It went off a bank and plowed into the back of a house.

  • Carroll Co. girls thrash Salem; Grayson second at Fort tourney

    SALEM –– Carroll County erupted for 51 first-half points and smoked Salem 66-35 in a River Ridge District girls’ game Tuesday night.

    The Cavaliers (8-1 overall, 2-0 district) led 28-9 after eight minutes and took a 51-18 lead into the locker room.

    Five different Carroll County players scored either 11 or nine points apiece, led by Keely Lundy, Kenda Robinson and Mattie Kennedy with 11 each. Maddie Dalton and Megan Garland added nine each.

  • Cavaliers work past Galax

    HILLSVILLE –– Being a farming area, many residents of Carroll County are familiar with the emblematic significance of the plow in the Future Farmers of America seal. It symbolizes labor, without which (as any former vice president in the organization knows) neither knowledge nor wisdom can accomplish much. After taking a night off, effort-wise, in a loss last week to Galax, it appears Carroll County has gotten the message that one reaps what one sows.

  • Governor proposes criminal justice reforms

    Staff Report

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Wednesday proposed a legislative package of reforms to Virginia’s criminal justice system for the 2017 General Assembly session, which convenes later this month.

  • Readers Hotline 1/4/17

    National debt
    I read in the paper — I think they are praising Obama. He has been in office for eight years. We are in debt $20 trillion. I wish I could count to one billion, but I can’t. If he was in there another four years we would probably be in debt $25 trillion. I think the president is in charge of getting your deficit reduced instead of growing it. Maybe this will help this person understand what is really going on.

  • Meat van merchants arrested in Grayson

    Staff Report

    ELK CREEK — Two North Carolina men were charged last week in Elk Creek for reportedly selling meat door-to-door, which is in violation of a county ordinance, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

    According to a news release, Christopher Alley, 23, of High Point, N.C., and Devin Carter, 23, of Greensboro, N.C., were taken into custody for violation of the county ordinance governing itinerant merchants.

  • Two arrested after chase in stolen car

    Staff Report

    HILLSVILLE — Two suspects were arrested on several charges, including eluding police and possession of methamphetamine, after a high-speed chase on Interstate 77 on Dec. 27, according to a report from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

  • Court to hear motions in Lovell murder case

    Staff Report

    CHRISTIANSBURG — As Natalie Keepers prepares for four days of motions hearings this month, her attorney wants a judge to throw out incriminating statements she made to police during the investigation of Nicole Lovell’s death.

    Lovell, 13, of Blacksburg, was killed in January 2016 and her body was found just outside Grayson County.

  • Public record for 1/4/17 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 February in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Sheriff says shooting result of domestic dispute

    Staff Report

    A Carroll County woman has been charged with malicious wounding, following a shooting incident at a residence on Fries Road Jan. 3.

    
According to a news release from Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner, the sheriff’s office received a call about a possible shooting at 2873 Fries Road, in the Cliffview Community near Galax, at 3:23 a.m. on Tuesday.