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Today's News

  • Weather coats roads, closes offices

    Sgt. S.E. Lowe of the Virginia State Police shared this information on the condition of the roads in Southwest Virginia:

  • Guardian to add 40 jobs

    Guardian Industries will invest $2.1 million to expand operations at its Consolidated Glass & Mirror facility in the Galax, which will create 40 new jobs through its new solar energy product line, announced Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday.
    The Galax plant currently provides 234 jobs. Equipment is expected to be installed by spring, and new workers will be in place by next August.
    Greg Adkins, human resource manager for the plant, said the Galax facility competed with plants in Iowa and California to bring in the new product line.

  • Thompson to serve 16 years for meth conspiracy

    ROANOKE — A Hillsville man will serve 16 years in federal prison for his part in a drug conspiracy.
    Bobby Dwayne Thompson heard his sentence in federal district court in Roanoke on Dec. 9.

  • Carroll grand jury issues indictments

    HILLSVILLE — One new charge has been placed against 21-year-old David Levelle Richardson of Galax, who is accused in the first-degree murder of a 27-year-old Hillsville man May 18.
    Richardson already faced charges of first-degree murder of Bryon Jordan Wilson, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, possession of a firearm as a convicted felon and discharging a firearm in an occupied dwelling.

  • Hammer pleads guilty to another murder

    Convicted killer Frederick P. Hammer was in Ashe County Superior Court on Dec. 7, where he pleaded guilty to the shooting death of his nephew, Jimmy Blevins.
    Hammer, who is already serving seven life sentences without parole for the 2008 shooting deaths of three men in Grayson County, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the Blevins murder.

  • Grayson to state: Prison needs to open

     

  • Public record for 12/15/10 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 Sept. 29-Oct. 13 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public record for 12/15/10 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 Sept. 29-Oct. 13 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • I'm one

    Aiden Alexander Chambers of Galax celebrated his first birthday Oct. 27 with a Sponge Bob party at his home on Oct. 31.

    He is the son of Brad and Krissy Chambers. Grand-parents are Larry and Judy Chambers of Galax and Donnie and Tammy Easter of Hillsville. His great-grandparents are Don and Pat Easter of Fancy Gap, James and Shirley Cheely of St. Augustine, Fla., and Marie Chambers of Galax. His great-great grandparents are Bernard and Ruth Easter of Florida.

  • Turns one

    Conner Bryce Dalton turned one Sept. 25. He is the son of Myron and Aimee Dalton of Galax. He has a big sister, Abby, and a big brother, Lucas.

    His grandparents are Ray and Nancy Dalton and Herb and Mary VanVleek, all of Galax. He also has a very special aunt, Rhonda Payne of Galax.