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  • Public record for 8/7/13 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in March in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Readers' Hotline 8/7/13

    Doesn’t get it
    I’m a strong Democrat but President Obama is getting about as bad as the second George Bush. Like stopping that pipeline, which would put people to work. That would employ about 2,000 people.
    Edited: The company behind the Keystone XL Pipeline says it is the largest infrastructure project currently proposed in the U.S. It says construction of the 1,179-mile pipeline would require 9,000 skilled American workers.

    About the nurses

  • Two Galax men charged with stealing car in N.C.

    Two local suspects were charged in connection with a stolen car incident in Surry County, N.C. Grayson County Chief Deputy David Ashby said Deputy Kevin Watson checked a parked car on Grinders Mill Road about 6:30 p.m. on July 28. The license number was discovered to be issued to a Ford Focus reported stolen in Surry County.

  • Man charged after assault investigation

    HILLSVILLE — Police charged a 40-year-old Hillsville man Sunday after a sexual battery investigation, according to Chief Greg Bolen.

  • Hillsville Rotary Club celebrating 75 years

    The Rotary Club of Hillsville will observe its 75th anniversary on Thursday.
    The club was chartered on Aug. 8, 1938. Club meetings were held at the Hillmont Hotel on Main Street for several years.
    Other meeting venues have included Mountain Top Restaurant, Blue Ridge Tavern, the Red Barn, Corner Restaurant, the Tompkins House, Shenandoah Restaurant, Captain Pete’s Seafood Restaurant, Peking Palace and Countryside Restaurant.

  • Edwards' donation paved way for superhighway

    HILLSVILLE  — One member of the late Harbert Edwards family admits to some sadness when he thinks about the old farm being turned over to the state to become part of U.S. 58 in Hillsville, but looking back they can see it as a selfless act to benefit the community.
    Grandchildren and other family members turned out last Friday to remember Edwards’ forward thinking as local officials and Virginia Department of Transportation representatives dedicated a bridge over Little Reed Island Creek in his name.

  • Fiddlers' convention history revealed

    "Let's try a musical program." With those immortal words in 1935, the Galax Moose Lodge launched a legendary annual event that has grown to the world's largest gathering of bluegrass and old time musicians and fans.

    Fiddlers' conventions have branched out to other areas over the years, but Galax is still revered as the oldest and largest convention in the world.

  • Brady's killer seeks medical clemency

    RICHMOND — A woman serving a 33-year prison sentence for the 2004 murder of Carroll Countian Donald Brady has asked the Virginia Parole Board for medical clemency.
    Elva Rosemary Nixon, 56, had been found guilty in Carroll County Circuit Court in the Jan. 5, 2004, robbery and shooting that led to Brady's death in the Keno section of the county.

  • Fries woman faces malicious wounding charge

    Grayson County deputies arrested Bridgette Monique Brewer, 45, of Fries, after finding a wounded man at her residence on July 20.

  • Woodlawn man wanted by federal officials

    ROANOKE — Federal officials have an interest in the activities of a Woodlawn man whom Hillsville police recently charged with several misdemeanors and one felony after a July 22 traffic stop on U.S. 58.
    Ronald Lee Davis, 49, of Woodlawn was due in Carroll County General District Court on a bond hearing related to charges arising from the incident in which he fled from town Investigator Alan Gravley. He was pulled over in a 1999 Misubishi Mirage for improper registration.