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  • Public record for 5/25/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in January in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Key, Light engagement announced

    The Rev. and Mrs. Randy J. Key announced the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Gail Key, to David Aaron Light of Thomasville, N.C.
    Light is the son of Duane and Kimberly Light, also of Thomasville.

    The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Howard and Verta “MaMa” Key and the late Paul Kendrick and Mary Kendrick, all of Martinsville.
    Key is a graduate of A Beka Academy.
    A February wedding is planned.

  • He's three

    Joseph Coltin Mays celebrated his third birthday May 19. He is the son of Larry Mays of Galax and Dawn Newman of Woodlawn. H

    is grandparents are Bobby and Wanda Mays of Galax and Dylas and Faye Newman of Woodlawn. His sisters are Holly and Jessie and brothers are Jarrid, Jackson and Jameson.

  • No tax increase in Grayson

     

  • Cruising On Main Street

     

  • Pets can die in hot cars

    At just 72 degrees, the temperature inside a car can rise to more than 100 degrees in a short amount of time, making it dangerous to leave pets in vehicles, warned Galax Animal Control Officer Veronica Bryant.
    “As warm weather approaches, I want to make people aware of the dangers of leaving pets in cars, because it can get hot very quickly,” she said. “Some aren’t aware that dogs can get heat stroke like we do.”
    Bryant averages about 15 to 25 calls per year on animals that are in danger due to being left in parked cars.

  • Blevins sentenced on drug charges

     

  • Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

    Two Henry County residents were arrested in Galax and charged with possession of narcotics.
    Galax Police Sgt. Mark Burnett observed a vehicle occupied by Eric Dwayne Wright, 20, and Tynanhry Tremaine Watkins, 30, both of Axton, parked in suspicious a location, according to a police report. His observations and investigation revealed that the vehicle was improperly registered.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/25/11

    Another reminder to readers: no comments reflecting on specific candidates for local public office will be published in the Hotline.

    Natives are restless

  • Cavaliers throttle Golden Wave

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three innings and put coasted from there, opening Southwest District softball tournament play Monday with an 8-0 win over Grundy.

    The Cavaliers traveled to Tazewell for the semifinals on Tuesday, with the championship game set for Thursday at Abingdon.