Today's News

  • Former deputy convicted of sexual assault charges


  • Public record for 3/30/11 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 23-Dec. 17 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Turns two

    Riley Grace Anders celebrated her second birthday with a Chuggington party at Rockin Robins Daycare with family and friends. Her parents are Tiffany Jones of Elk Creek and Justin Anders of Rugby.

    Her grandparents are Jimmy and Michele Jones of Independence and John and Leona Anders of Rugby. Her great-grandmother is Virginia Ruth Sutherland of Fries.

  • She's seven

    Jaelyn McKensi Bell celebrated her seventh birthday Feb. 24 with family and friends at a pool party. She is the daughter of Brent Bell and Amanda Bell.

    She is the granddaughter of Randy and Kim Bell, Gary Elliott and Judy Elliott. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell and Billie Johnson.

  • Krejci, Waller engagement announced

    Mr. and Mrs. Steve Krejci of Woodlawn announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Elizabeth, to Andrew Seth Waller, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Waller of Mount Airy, N.C.
    A June wedding is planned.

    Krejci is a 2010 graduate of Carroll County High School and is a student at Wytheville Community College while being employed at Subway.
    Waller is a 2010 graduate of Mount Airy High School and is enlisted in the U.S. Army.

  • Banjo concert to benefit HoustonFest


  • Carroll boy killed in tractor accident


  • Maroon Tide batters Buffaloes

     FLOYD –– Travis Garvey and Travis Cockerham each launched a two-run home run Thursday as Galax pounded Floyd County 14-2 in a five-inning, nondistrict baseball game.

    The Maroon Tide (2-1) jumped on the Buffaloes for eight runs in the first two innings without the long-ball fireworks. Garvey cracked his two-run shot in the fourth and Cockerham added his in the fifth.

    Garvey also doubled and was 2-for-2 with four RBIs for Galax. Cockerham drove in three and was 3-for-4 while Jacob Woodel and Jonathon Alouf were each 2-for-3.

  • Salts, Grayson blank Chilhowie

    INDEPENDENCE –– Jared Salts gave up basketball his senior year so he could spend the winter working out for baseball.

    He apparently spent his free time wisely.

    Salts kept Chilhowie’s batting order quiet while Grayson County made noise most of the afternoon, rolling to an 8-0 nondistrict win Friday at GNB Park.

    A right-handed senior, Salts faced one batter more than the minimum through four and one-thirds innings before allowing his first base hit, and settled for a neat three-hitter, striking out nine and walking two. 

  • Immigration status checks accelerated

    RICHMOND — By June 1, state government agencies must begin checking whether new hires are eligible to work in this country, Gov. Bob McDonnell has ordered — a date 18 months before a law requiring the checks is scheduled to take effect.
    Last year, the General Assembly approved legislation requiring the state to participate in E-Verify, a federal Internet-based system that enables employers to determine whether their employees legally can be employed. The effective date of that legislation is Dec. 1, 2012.