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  • Independence sets hearing on Sunday alcohol sales

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Independence Town Council has set a public hearing to gather comments from the community concerning a proposal to sell alcohol on Sunday in the town.
    Buddy Halsey made the motion at the April 11 council meeting. Council members approved setting the hearing prior to their next meeting on May 10 at 6:30 p.m.

  • Walters leaving Independence town council

    By LARRY CHAMBERS
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Jeremy Walters, a member of Independence Town Council with three years remaining on his four-year term, must vacate his seat because he has moved outside the town limits.
    Mayor Butch Reeves welcomed Walters to the “Peach Bottom community” at the April 11 council meeting, but it was brought up that the house Walters had purchased is outside the town limits.

  • Carroll schools launch 'Neighbors In Need' campaign

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll schools want to help people in Pulaski suffering from the devastation caused by the April 8 tornadoes.
    The toll included the total destruction of 31 homes and damage to 267 others, with the damage cost estimate coming in at around $8.5 million.
    Carroll County Public Schools has detailed a bus on a special mission to collect supplies and deliver them to the community in need, according to school system officials. Donations from schools, individuals and groups within the community are welcome to aid the victims of the storm.

  • Reassessment has begun in city

    Real estate reassessment has begun in Galax, city council members learned at their April 11 meeting.
    The City of Galax and Wampler-Eanes Appraisal Group will conduct the four-year reassessment of real estate.
    The in-field appraisers will have appropriate identification and their vehicles will have placards indicating they are appraisal officials, according to information presented to council.
    Their work may require a measuring of the buildings and structures as well as taking photographs of the property.

  • Independence buys building

     

  • Bailey, Burris marry

    Chase Allen Burris and Courtney Marie Bailey were united in marriage March 19 at Jerusalem Church in Elk Creek.
    The Rev. Pete J. Dunker officiated at the 4 p.m. ceremony.

    Burris is the son of Rick Burris and Leisa Unrue, both from Fries.
    Bailey is the daughter of Ron and Cindy Bailey of Baywood.
    The couple lives in Carroll County.

  • Public record for 4/20/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Jan. 6-Feb. 2 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:
    John W. Cox to Debra Sue Edwards. Two tracts in the Pine Creek District. $35,000.

  • Chilhowie surges past Maroon Tide

    There seems to be a pattern forming here.

    With Galax and Chilhowie having played one another in baseball for the past four years, Thursday marked the third time in the series that the winning run scored on a bases-loaded hit batsman.

    This time the painful RBI came in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Warriors rallied for a wild 11-10 win over the Maroon Tide in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

  • Leonard’s blast lifts Grayson

    MAX MEADOWS –– Grayson County has built a reputation for being patient and disciplined at the plate, rarely going after a first pitch during an at-bat.

    Dustin Leonard made a well-timed exception. 

    With two outs and the key Mountain Empire District game tied 3-3, Leonard belted the first offering he saw in the top of the eighth inning over the leftfield fence for a two-run home run, powering the Blue Devils over Fort Chiswell 5-3 Friday at Pioneer Field.

  • Readers' Hotline 4/18/11

    A reminder to callers — calls about political candidates running for office are not accepted in the Hotline. Feel free to submit signed letters to the editor addressing issues involving candidates.

    A Poem for Mower Babe