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  • Park dedicated to educator's memory

    LAMBSBURG — When children in Lambsburg needed a ninth player to have a softball game, educator Frank Hawks would take the field, acquaintances remembered.

    Sometimes, when students had to play inside during inclement weather, Hawks would put mats out in the cafeteria at Mount Bethel school, remove his shoes and do tumbling with the students. Speaker Joey Haynes remembered that being his and others' introduction to gymnastics.

  • Authorities investigate hunter's shooting

    A Thanksgiving day hunting mishap left a Carroll County man with an injured hand and leg.
    Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries officers on Monday continued investigating the Nov. 25, incident that happened on Gambetta Road, says Lt. Rex Hill.
    Authorities say that Larry Lundy, 59, who lives on Gambetta, was sitting in a camouflaged "chair blind" in a field near Woods Path Road about 8:45 a.m.
    Lundy was wearing blaze orange at the time, but that didn't show up outside of the blind.

  • Head-on collision injures 5

    HILLSVILLE — A 36-year-old man who had reportedly taken a large amount of pills Sunday evening allegedly caused a vehicle accident on U.S. 52 that injured five.
    The Carroll County Sheriff's Office received a report from a Hillsville woman who said she had been choked and pushed by Tim Dunford at about 7 p.m., according to information from authorities.
    The caller also reported that Dunford had taken a large amount of Klonopin pills and left the scene in a green truck, according to information from the sheriff's office.

  • Teaching with technology

     

    HILLSVILLE — Despite the name, there's no jeopardy in playing the graphing game in Brittany Blair's math class.
    In fact, students and teachers at Carroll County High School both feel inclined that the game helps chart better knowledge of math.

  • Public record for 12/1/10 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. 3-Oct. 5 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Arnold, Carpenter wed

    Kari Denise Arnold of Max Meadows and Jamie Louis Carpenter of Elk Creek were united in marriage June 19 at  Baker’s Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church in Ivanhoe.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by the Rev. Chris Stansell.

    Wedding music was provided by vocalists Keith Buchanan and Sheree Skinner.
    The bride wore a strapless beaded lace gown draped in chiffon with a chapel length train.
    Maid of honor was Holly Arnold of Max Meadows, sister of the bride.

  • Dance conservatory presents holiday classic

    The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre will present its sixth annual production of the "The Nutcracker" in four performances, Dec. 16-19 at the Galax High School.
    This year includes two performances of the classic "Nutcracker" and two performances of the "Nutty Nutcracker."
    The Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows all start at 6 p.m., while the Sunday performance is at 2 p.m.
    The Dec. 17 "Nutty Nutcracker" performance is student night. All tickets for those 18 and younger are $3.  

  • Police seize drugs, guns and cash

    FRIES — A Fries couple is being held without bond after a search of their home turned up drugs.
    On Nov. 24, members of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and the Twin County Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at the residence of David Andrew Dalton, 37, and Amy Moore Dalton, 36, of Carnation Lane.  Investigators seized $1,013 in cash, two grams of methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia, a shotgun, a handgun, a Dodge truck and an ATV.  

  • Property sold to avoid conflict

    INDEPENDENCE — Two county administrators have sold off their interest in a rental property on Airport Road, citing a desire to avoid any conflicts of interest with the regional commerce park known as Wildwood.

  • Localities recycle 29.8% of waste

    A real newspaper — instead of the online version you're reading now — is one of the many items we toss in the trash every day that could be reused.
    If you take a newspaper to one of the numerous recycling drop-off sites in the Twin Counties, it will be shipped to a recycling plant, where it will be doused in warm water and chemicals to remove the ink.
    The resulting mush will then be bleached, squeezed, dried and pressed into a new form of newsprint that, one day, will wind up in another reader's hands.