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Today's News

  • Public record for 10/27/10 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 12-Aug. 3 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Turns two

    Trenton Newman, celebrated his second birthday Sept. 9 with a Barnyard Friends party at Sky View Church.

    He is the son of Josh and Kristy Newman of Galax and the grandson of Vince and Debra Goad of Hillsville, Jeff and Julie Bowers of Galax and Linnie Newman of Woodlawn. Great-grandparents are Elton and Anna Ruth Martin of Woodlawn, Lucky and Linda Goad of Laurel Fork, Lois Rippey of Galax, Kitty Bowers of Galax and Dylis and Faye Newman of Woodlawn. He has one great-great-grandmother, Mozelle Goad of Laurel Fork.

  • He's two

    Eli Watson turned two in July. He celebrated with an Elmo party and cookout at his home with family and friends.

    He is the son of Roger and Kristy Watson. His grandparents are Mike and Chloe Lineberry and E.R. and Janice Watson.

  • Bryants celebrate 60th anniversary

    Denny and Reva Bryant celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 16.
    A surprise party was given at their home by the family.

    They have three children — Denny Ray, Donald Bryant and Darlene Hernandez; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
    Denny Bryant enjoys farming writing songs and playing old-time bluegrass guitar. Reva Bryant loves to grow prize roses, bird watching and caring for her poodle, “Buddy.”
    They are members of Hebron Church of Christ.

  • Deer blamed for fatal crash

     HILLSVILLE — A motorcyclist who encountered deer on U.S. 52 in Hillsville crashed Saturday while trying to avoid them.

    Injuries that resulted led to the death of the passenger on the motorcycle, identified as Kimberly Wang, 47, of Virginia Beach, according to information from the Hillsville Police Department.

    The wreck occurred at around 6 p.m. when a 2005 Harley Davidson, operated by Howard Rolzmacher, 57, also of Virginia Beach, headed northbound on 52, came across the deer near the town limits.

  • Updated - Missing man found in Laurel Fork

     HILLSVILLE — The search for the missing Laurel Fork man ended today at noon, when he approached a house in eastern Carroll County, authorities say.Tom Funderburke of Misty Pine Lane walked up to a home on Little Valley Road just before noon, ending a search that covered parts of Carroll and Patrick counties for two days.
    Laurel Fork Rescue Squad was dispatched to the scene to check out Funderburke's condition.

     

  • Tankers vs. Tazers

     Area fire and police personnel teamed up on Oct. 16 at the Fries ballpark in a Tankers vs. Tazers benefit softball game in an effort to raise money for the Fries P.T.O.

    In the first of what organizers hope to be an annual event, members of each team were handcuffed together at the four infield positions, and batters went to the plate wearing fire helmets (shields down) for an inning.

    Once serious play began, the Tazers pounded out 10 runs in the second inning, survived a five-run rally by the Tankers in the fifth and held on for a 16-5 win.

  • ABC law violations reported

     Between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2010, Virginia’s Alcohol Beverage Control board issued final orders in alcohol law violation cases against several local bars, restaurants and stores licensed to sell alcohol. 

    The orders list what violators were charged with, how much they were fined and how long their licenses to sell alcohol were suspended.

  • Localities receive Smart Beginnings grant

     The Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has awarded a grant to Carroll and Grayson counties and the City of Galax to establish Smart Beginnings Twin County, an initiative that will help prepare children in the region for success in school and in life. 

    Ultimately, this grant aims to strengthen the region’s workforce development and economic prosperity by setting the stage for success at an early age. 

  • W.Va. men charged with break-ins

     HILLSVILLE — Carroll deputies have sought warrants charging three Gallagher, W.Va., men with breaking and entering at Crowders quarry in Laurel, according to Sheriff Warren Manning.

    Deputies have charged Luke Harley McBrayer, 30, with breaking and entering from an incident in January, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. Investigators Fred Bobbitt and Shannon Goad followed up on leads gathered since then.

    These leads took the investigation to Bland County and to West Virginia.