Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 8/14/13

    Hands off
    I was reading about the property seizure at Carroll Industrial Park. That park does not need a four-lane. There is nothing in the park whatsoever. If they want to seize the property, they need to pay the lady for her property. If they don’t want to do that, they need to build them a bridge across the interstate to enter their own property. They don’t need to be taking people’s property. It can be argued any way they want to but it is still against the law and I think the lady ought to fight it.

  • Conviction in carjacking, attempted murder case

    HILLSVILLE — A Woodlawn man charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder avoided a two-day jury trial in Carroll County Circuit Court by pleading guilty to six felonies on Friday.
    Richard Austin Williams faced two counts of attempted first-degree murder, one count of attempted carjacking, one count of using a firearm while attempting to commit a carjacking, two counts of using a firearm while attempting to commit murder and two counts of abduction by force and intimidation.

  • Police: suspect left trail of destruction in his wake

    Dustin Lee Alley, 23, of Woodlawn was arrested on Saturday and received charges in two localities after he allegedly stole a truck, wrecked it outside the Galax city limits and instigated a carjacking in an attempt to escape police, a report said.
    Galax police were notified on Aug. 10 that a 2000 Dodge Dakota had been stolen from Blue Ridge Tobacco in Galax. Garnett Alan Price of Galax, the owner of the vehicle, was inside the shop conducting business when the incident occurred, according to Galax Police Chief Rick Clark.

  • Audrey Hash Ham: 'A friend of the music'

    LANSING, N.C. — The legacy of Audrey Hash Ham goes on in the countless children she mentored in music in the Whitetop area and the dozens she taught the art of instrument building.
    The renowned instrument maker, artisan, musician, teacher and champion of mountain music died Aug. 2 at age 64 at her home in Lansing, N.C.
    Born in Grayson County, Va., Ham made her home in Ashe County, N.C., for many years.
    She learned to make dulcimers, then fiddles, from her father, Albert Hash.

  • Turns 90

    Iris Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated her 90th birthday with two parties on July 20.

    First, a breakfast at Shoney’s and again at 4 p.m. at Gladesboro Church. The parties were hosted by her children, grandchildren and her siblings. She was born on July 12.

  • He's two

    Wyatt Hash celebrated his second birthday Aug. 6. He is the son of Eric and Karen Hash.

    His grandparents are Larry and Becky Elliott and Milton and Barbara Hicks.

  • Deary, Osborne to marry

    Morgan Deary and William “Billy” Osborne announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage.
    Deary is the daughter of Tony and Robin Deary of Pennington Gap.

    Osborne is the son of Myra Jean Osborne and the late Mack Osborne of Mouth of Wilson.
    A wedding is planned for Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. at Natural Tunnel State Park, with reception to follow at Cove Ridge Center.

  • Public record for 8/14/13 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 May 17-June 3 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • State trooper involved in Grayson crash

    A Virginia State Police trooper escaped injury on Aug. 5 following a rear-end collision that occurred on Elk Creek Parkway near Sunbow Lane.
    According to State Police 1st Sgt. Mike Musser, Linda Halsey of Elk Creek was turning in to her driveway in a 2008 Chevrolet Malibu when a 2010 Ford police cruiser, driven by Trooper Jessie Tilson of Independence, allegedly struck the rear of her vehicle.

  • Galax Fiddlers' Convention 2013 Winners

    The 78th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention was held Aug. 5-10, 2013, in Felts Park.


    Nicholas Goad - Stuart