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  • Wedding planner takes on tough tasks

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    It all starts with one question and one answer:
    “Will you marry me?”
    “Yes.”
    Many brides agree that this is one of the easiest decisions they will ever make. However, this decision is quickly followed by several other questions that aren’t as easy to answer.
    Where the wedding will take place?
    Who will provide the food?
    What flowers should be bought?

  • To turn three

    William McKenley Hess will celebrate his third birthday Feb. 11 at home with family and friends with a Spiderman party.

    He is the son of Pamela Hess of Galax. His maternal grandparents are David and Polly Hess of Galax. He has several aunts and uncles.

  • He's one

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his first birthday Dec. 29, 2012, with a Thomas the Train party at Snow Hill Church with family and friends.

    His parents are Brittany Farmer Burcham and Billy Spencer. His grandparents and John and Jennifer Farmer and William Spencer and the late Linda Spencer. Great-grandparents are Edward Farmer and the late Iva Farmer and Howard and Zollie Easter. He has one great-great-grandmother, Opal Robinson.

  • Clontz, Mabe engagement announced

    William and Melissa Clontz of Hillsville announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Lynn Clontz to Cody Austin Mabe, son of Eric and Lisa Mabe of Hillsville and the late Michelle Mabe.

    Clontz is a 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School and is working at Salon Envy as a hairstylist and nail tech.
    Mabe is a Carroll County High School graduate and is employed by Davis H. Elliot Company.
    A June 15, 2013, wedding is planned in Hillsville.

  • Public record for 2/13/13 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October of 2012 in the Carroll County General District Court office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers' Hotline 2/13/13

    Good people
    I thank my neighbor and my bosses at the factory for doing everything they have been doing for me since I have got cancer and to let everybody know there are still good people in this world and I hope God blesses each and every one of them.

    Cowards
    These gangs are nothing but a bunch of lousy cowards. You couldn’t get them to go to Afghanistan or Iraq.

    Thinks it’s a crime

  • Two charged with child abuse

     

  • Phipps pleads guilty to fraud

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff
    INDEPENDENCE — The former Grayson County voting registrar has pleaded guilty in Grayson County Circuit Court to one count of credit card fraud.
    Debra Parks Phipps, 47, of Independence,  is accused of using a county credit card to make unauthorized purchases.
    She entered a plea on Jan. 25 before Judge Brett Geisler. Under the rules of the Alford Plea, Phipps does not admit the act, but admits that the prosecution could likely prove the charge.

  • Stabbing suspect found in Wythe

    HILLSVILLE — A traffic stop in Wythe County on Feb. 10 led to deputies locating a 29-year-old Carroll County man who was wanted for malicious wounding.
    Raymond Rosier allegedly stabbed another individual in the parking lot of the Hickory Hills Shopping Center Jan. 31.
    Wythe County deputies “recognized him, ran some checks and found him — that’s good for us,” said Hillsville Police Chief Greg Bolen.

  • Measure would close gun permits to public view

    RICHMOND — What started out as an uncontroversial measure to protect people threatened with domestic violence has been rewritten by the General Assembly’s most gun-friendly committee to close off all public access to concealed-handgun permits.
    If passed by the state legislature, it would be a sweeping change to the state’s decades-old system of regulating conceal ed weapons, a system whose records have always been public.