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Today's News

  • Galax Homecoming Court 2011

     

    Galax High School’s homecoming game will be held Friday. Homecoming court members include (from left, front) Grace Wilson, Kristin McMickle, Ashley Nale, Allison White, Holly Mays, Hailey Cassell, Harley Brewer, (back) Chantasy Cottrell, Julianna DiGiacomo, Channing Russell, Rebecca Shirey and Jade Webb.

  • Former CEO charged with embezzling

    The former CEO of the now-closed Independence Homes LLC has been indicted by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on embezzlement and money laundering charges.
    Joe B. Weddington, 63, of Crumpler, N.C., was indicted for the following charges:
    • one count of embezzlement of more than $200 but less than $11,500 from Independence Homes on or about Nov. 5, 2010
    • one count of embezzlement of more than $200 but less than $2,000 from Independence Homes on or about Dec. 6, 2010

  • Weigand's furniture merges form and function

     

  • Police seize 111 marijuana plants

     

    Carroll County Sheriff's Office personnel participated in a countywide marijuana eradication on Aug. 20.

    Deputies including Cody Edwards, Bobby Lyons, G.E. Isaacs, Chuck Edwards and Buck Cox found 111 plants spread out across the county.

    Charges are pending in this case.

  • Carroll teachers dress for success

    HILLSVILLE — While critiques of a professional attire standard at Carroll County High haven’t been kind so far, administrators plan to stick to their “dress for success” model for faculty.
    CCHS Principal Scott Watson brought the idea up at an Aug. 4 faculty meeting.
    While no division-wide policy exists, an interest has been expressed that teachers and administrators should look professional in the work that they do, he said.

  • Site gets shoppers thinking locally

     

  • Public record for 9/7/11 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 June 16-July 20 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Guynn, Cox marry

    Kathy Guynn and Danny Cox of Hillsville were married May 22 in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Attending were the bride’s daughters, Lindsey Guynn and Megan Jennings; twin sister Joye Edwards; and great-niece Chloe Vaughn.
    A reception was held after the ceremony.

    Family also hosted a reception for the couple at the Elk’s Lodge in Galax on June 17.
    After a honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Hillsville.

  • Police officer assaulted

    HILLSVILLE — A 20-year-old Hillsville man has been charged after allegedly resisting arrest while appearing drunk in public on Aug. 31, according to town police.
    Joshua Edward Stanley was taken into custody after an altercation on North Main Street at about 9:45 p.m., according to a news release from the Hillsville Police Department.
    Sgt. Alan Gravley approached to arrest Stanley, who appeared to be intoxicated

  • He's two

    Brayden Scott Ramey celebrated his second birthday on July 23 with a Buzz Lightyear party at home with family and friends. He is the son of Brian Ramey and Carri Davis.

    He has two sisters, Maci and Hallie Ramey. Grandparents are Paul and Gwen Sawyers and Lena Mae and the late Junior Ramey. Great-grandparents are James Davis, Annie Burcham and Andy and Mamie Sawyers.