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  • Grand jury indicts couple in deputy shooting

    26 others also indicted in Grayson County for drugs and other charges.

  • Public record for 11/7/12 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 July 27-Aug. 17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • NOV. 6, 2012 ELECTION COVERAGE

    Full results for precincts in Galax, Grayson County and Carroll County; as well as results of state races.

    NATIONAL
    • President — Barack Obama

    VIRGINIA

  • Medical issues break local family's budget

    A medical issue tipped the Lopez household budget into negative territory, but the Galax family can get back on track with a little help on two utility bills.
    Ceasar Lopez said his wife Miriam recently had complications from her benign-but-growing brain tumor.
    Though Miriam had a large tumor removed in 1985, the problem reoccurred in 2007, Ceasar said. Doctors have been watching it and noted the tumor has grown by one millimeter since last check.
    Lopez spread two fingers about two inches apart to show big the tumor is now.

  • Police say suspect was caught in the act

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence man has been charged with breaking and entering following an incident that occurred Oct. 21.
    Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan said deputies responded to an alleged residential burglary in progress at 269 Beaver Dam Road in Independence about 5:30 p.m. that evening.
    Upon arrival, Deputy Eric Testerman and Sgt. Arnold Peters found a lock that had been broken off of the garage door.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/7/12

    Jerusalem excepted
    I still say the Middle East will be destroyed with the exception of Jerusalem, where God will set his kingdom up. I know also, the Bible says, “be kind to your enemies and I will heap coals of fire upon their head.”

    Lost in the shuffle
    I was at the Hillsville Town Council meeting when a nice lady had a problem that was supposed to be taken care of in April by the old council. Her councilman had not returned her call as he had promised to do. I can’t wait until next town election.

  • Hillsville misses deadline to enact land use assessment

    HILLSVILLE — Land-use assessment will go into effect, Hillsville Town Council members assured citizens Oct. 22 — just not as soon as everybody wanted.
    Localities in Virginia are allowed to assess real estate based on the "use value" instead of fair market value. Use value is the productive potential of the land, according to the state’s definition. For example, a field that grows $200 worth of corn has a "use value" of $200.

  • Traffic stop turns up pot worth $24,000

    Suspect held without bond after five pounds of marijuana found hidden inside trunk.

  • Twin County Polling Places

    CARROLL COUNTY

    Carroll voting districts, precincts and polling places include:

  • HOW WE VOTE: A look back at 48 years of presidential elections

    Twin County localities have collectively voted for the national winner in presidential races 67 percent of the time in 13 elections since 1960.
    While Carroll and Grayson counties and Galax have together agreed with the national winner at a rate of two-out of-three during that span, the three localities have had their differences.
    Carroll County, for example, has voted for the Republican nominee in every presidential election since 1960. That partisanship led to Carroll voting for the national winner just seven out of 13 times.