Today's News

  • Hale: Work to do on defense

    HILLSVILLE –– Rural Retreat almost always provides Carroll County a competitive workout when the two teams meet on Tommy Thompson Field for what has become a traditional starting point of the preseason for both.

    The two have met in the past with just a couple of touchdowns coming out of more than two hours of butting heads.

    Saturday was not one of those days.

  • Galax physician reprimanded by state

    Staff Reports and Landmark News Service

    A Galax physician was reprimanded earlier this year by the Virginia Board of Medicine for what it said was her naïve role in assisting a Dublin doctor accused of sidestepping federal prescribing regulations.
    Kathleen Kasbaum Schultz, a doctor of osteopathy from Galax, was reprimanded for assisting Dr. Linda Sue Cheek in a process that allowed prescribing regulations to be circumvented.

  • Grayson County grand jury issues indictments


    INDEPENDENCE — A Mount Airy, N.C., man has been indicted on embezzlement charges by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury that convened July 24.
    Several sealed indictments were opened recently, one of which included formal charges against Leonard John Ellis on two counts of embezzling more than $200 from Carolina Profiles.
    He was also indicted on one count of money laundering.

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  • Governor's school plan shaping up

    HILLSVILLE  — The Blue Ridge Crossroads Governor’s Academy for Technical Education will be more than just a place of learning, after Twin County educators launch the program, the Carroll School Board heard at its Aug. 9 meeting.
    The STEM academy, spread out among local high schools and the Crossroads Institute, will provide enhanced career specialization and higher education opportunities, said Mark Burnette, who spearheaded getting Virginia Department of Education approval for the effort.

  • Dulcimer: The Sound Of Mountain Music


  • Public record for 8/17/11

    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 May in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Turns 94

    Lelia Poe celebrated her 94th birthday Aug. 7 with a party at her home. She was born Aug. 4, 1917. She was the wife of the late Kyle Poe.

    She is the mother of Bobby Poe of Edgewater, Md., and the late Ralph Poe. She has four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

  • Cornett, Drawdy marry

    Marley Emerald Cornett and Russell Vincent Drawdy were joined in marriage during an outdoor ceremony at the gazebo of West Wind Farm Winery and Vineyard in Max Meadows on June 17, 2011. David Manley officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of David and Teresa Cornett of Woodlawn. Her grandmothers are Bonnie Cornett of Galax and Donna Elliott of Murrells Inlet, S.C.

  • Wildwood 'megasite' dedicated


    Regional leaders want to compete with North Carolina markets for new companies and jobs with the Wildwood Commerce Park megasite, said Grayson County's Mike Maynard on Tuesday.

    Having earlier joked with a Wythe County elected official that he wanted to take jobs away from that neighboring Virginia county, Maynard revised that comment later in the dedication of the business park.