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  • Public record for 2/10/10 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 more information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Dec. 5, 2009 - Jan. 8, 2010, in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Meet the Warriors night planned at Oak Hill Academy

     MOUTH OF WILSON -- Oak Hill Academy, home of the nationally acclaimed Warriors basketball team, will host a Meet the Gold Team fundraising event on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. on the Oak Hill campus.

  • Eller’s 25 leads Grayson past Fort Chiswell

     MAX MEADOWS -- Grayson County blew the doors off of Fort Chiswell at the start of the second half and rolled to an 80-68 win in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Wednesday.

  • Cavalier girls rally for win, boys fall to Golden Wave

    GRUNDY -- The first half wasn’t exactly a wake-up call for Grundy, it was more like the Golden Wave hit the snooze button a couple of times.  The Golden Wave came to life on both ends of the floor after halftime  and picked up a 55-41, come-from-behind win over visiting Carroll County Wednesday night.  Jon Kelly (19 points), Cody Justus (14) and Derek Hess (13) all

  • Maroon Tide rallies past Narrows

    Whether or not Galax catches Grayson County in the chase for the Mountain Empire District regular season title remains to be seen.

  • Wave survives Galax scare

    Narrows did its best to put Galax away.

  • Fire cause remains unknown

    HILLSVILLE — Residents of the Briarleigh Court apartments, forced out by a Jan. 9 fire that consumed one section of the building, find themselves pining for home two weeks later.

    Residents find themselves in different situations after the blaze broke out in one wing and destroyed 10 apartments — some are staying with family, but a few remain in the motel rooms where they sought emergency shelter.

    While fortunately no fatalities arose from the fire, it has displaced 37 residents for at least several weeks.

  • Miniclier, Arduin indicted

    INDEPENDENCE — An Independence dentist and a pharmacist were both indicted on drug charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury on Jan. 22.

    Dr. Gordon Miniclier, 58, was indicted on eight charges including: assault on a law enforcement officer (Virginia State Police Special Agent Nicholas Ryan White); one count of distribution of a schedule IV controlled substance; two counts of distribution of a schedule II controlled substance and four counts of obtaining drugs by fraud, deceit or misrepresentation of material fact.

  • Alert service expands

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County's sending out a message that local officials want to put in place better emergency communications with the public.

    To that end, the Carroll supervisors found out at their Jan. 11 that they will send out alerts to cell phones and e-mail accounts through the nixle.com service.

    Likewise, Hillsville announced they would participate in the messaging service. Then, as if to illustrate its usefulness, the town sent out two notifications within 24 hours.

  • Rooftop facing massive cuts

    With a proposed 62 percent reduction in state funding at Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program, this could lead to a reduction in staff, closing the outreach facilities in Whitetop and Cana, cutting services and decreasing the number of clients by 75 percent, according to Chris Bedsaul, executive director of Rooftop.