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Today's News

  • Abduction, rape charges dropped

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    HILLSVILLE — Travis Slusher, 30, of Cana, was found not guilty of two abduction charges and one rape charge, and guilty of carnal knowledge, at a jury trial Jan. 14 in Carroll County Circuit Court.
    Slusher was arrested on Aug. 26, 2011, after the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department investigated reports of the abduction and rape of two minors, one under the age of 13.

  • He's one

    Jaxson Preston Stockner celebrated his first birthday Nov. 16 with a pirate themed pool party at the Galax Recreation Center with family and friends.

    He is the son of Ashley Stockner and Zeth Stockner. His grandparents are Tammey Osborne, Junior Osborne, Tommy Stockner and Cherie Stockner.

  • She's four

    Isabella “Izzie” Marshall turned four on Jan. 6. Her birthday was celebrated with a ScoobyDoo bowling party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall. Her sister is Cassie Marshall.

    Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal & O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Turns one

    Mason Ogle celebrated his first birthday Sept. 21 at home with family and friends.

    He had a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theme party. He is the son of Jared and Tammy Ogle and the grandson of Donnie and Janet Ogle and Kathy and Frank Delp.

  • Public record for 1/16/13 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 September in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 1/16/13

    Temporary holdup
    A single Republican tried to block the raise against the veterans of the United States of America. If there wasn’t any veterans, there wouldn’t be no America.
    Editor’s note: You are referring to something that occurred more than four months ago and was quickly resolved and passed. The Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2012 took effect on Dec. 1. It was introduced by a Republican and had bipartisan support.

    Follow the leader

  • Suspected drugs seized at home in Independence

     

  • Four charged with Fries break-in

     

  • Monday convicted of assaulting federal witness

    ABINGDON — The January 2012 assault of a drug informant at a Cana home has led to the federal conviction of a 37-year-old Carroll County man.
    Daniel Wade Monday of Cana appeared in federal court in Abingdon on Jan. 14 to receive his sentence after pleading guilty in the case of retaliating against a federal witness.
    Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force Officer Ricky Carr swore out a complaint last May in a case involving Monday and Celia Haynes Edwards (also known as Tina Hawks), according to court records.

  • Teaching with tablets

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    You might think devices like the iPad would be a distraction in class, but students at Galax Middle School are using the tablets as part of the curriculum.
    Teachers have been creatively implementing technology into their lesson plans to make learning more effective and enjoyable for the students who are more accustomed to the digital world than the printed page.