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Today's News

  • Swim teams compete in Southwest District championships

     On the weekend of Feb. 18-19, the Southwest District Championships of Virginia Swimming were held at The Carter Athletic Center in Roanoke. 

    The Galax Riptide from the Galax Recreation Department and the Tiger Sharks of the Carroll Wellness Center were among the nearly 400 swimmers from Southwest Virginia at the meet, which included teams from Bristol, Charlottesville, Waynesboro, Lexington, Lynchburg,  Christiansburg, Radford, Roanoke and some smaller towns and cities Southwest Virginia.

  • Warriors take opener from Tide

     It was a little uncommon that of Chilhowie’s nine players, none had a single-digit uniform number. The Warriors’ offensive totals were like that, too.

    Chilhowie turned 14 hits into 13 runs and raced past Galax 13-1 in a nondistrict softball game Friday at Mountain View Park.

    The Warriors did their damage with a trio of four-run outbursts, coming in the third, fourth and sixth innings.

  • Deputies seek Cana man for drug charges

    HILLSVILLE — A Wednesday search of a home in Cana led to the discovery of guns, drugs and paraphernalia, according to information from the Carroll Sheriff's Office.

    Deputies have warrants that charge Thomas Eric Lowe, 38, after serving a search warrant at the home.

    "During the search deputies discovered several long guns, a sawed-off shotgun, a handgun, crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, illegal prescription narcotics and paraphernalia commonly used for the sale of illegal drugs," the news release said.

  • Late rally propels Galax, 4-0

     Stymied through four innings, Galax got a spark from the bottom of its lineup Monday and picked up its first win of the season, blanking Floyd County 4-0 in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

    The two teams had combined for three hits through the middle of the fifth before pinch hitter Dante Ravenell, batting in the No. 8 spot, led off the home half of the fifth by beating out a chopper off the plate to get things going.

  • Late rally propels Galax, 4-0

     Stymied through four innings, Galax got a spark from the bottom of its lineup Monday and picked up its first win of the season, blanking Floyd County 4-0 in a nondistrict game at Felts Park.

    The two teams had combined for three hits through the middle of the fifth before pinch hitter Dante Ravenell, batting in the No. 8 spot, led off the home half of the fifth by beating out a chopper off the plate to get things going.

  • Carroll grand jury issues indictments

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll County grand jury issued 62 indictments when it met Monday.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    Those named in the charges include:
    • Amanda Dawn Akers, abuse and neglect of a child
    • Eddie Ray Ayers, grand larceny of property belonging to Stephanie Hicks
    • Dustin Smokey, obtaining property by false pretenses from Cleona Etta Lineberry
    • Timothy Banks Brannock, grand larceny of a 2005 GMC Sierra, belonging to Eugene Keene Sr.; receiving stolen property

  • Grayson finances improving

    By TINA E. VAUGHN
    Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County’s finances are improving, so much so that the county is considering reducing its line of credit — and officials are praising citizens for the upswing.
    Treasurer Junior Young presented a financial collections and condition report to the Grayson Board of Supervisors on March 10.
    Young told the board that real estate collections in 2010-11 are $2.2 million ahead of collections for the same period in 2009-10.

  • Man arrested in Internet predator sting

     

  • VDOT seeks federal funding for U.S. 58

     

  • Public record for 3/23/11 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, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in December of 2010, in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed: