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  • Readers' Hotline 6/15/11

    Checks stopped?
     There was a 13-week extension passed for unemployment and Virginia has already cut the people’s unemployment out. How can they get by with that? People are going to starve to death if they don’t do something about this unemployment. It’s just going to mean more people in the welfare line, is all it’s going to do. They need to give unemployment extensions... and not do it the way they want to do it. This country is in a bad situation and it’s getting worse with them stopping unemployment extension checks.

  • Carrying on the Mission


  • Dogs left in hot cars cause concern

    Since the start of spring and the onset of 80- and 90-degree and higher temperatures, the city has received at least 16 reports of pets being left in unattended vehicles.
    Galax City Manager Keith Barker told Galax City Council on Monday that the increase in calls is due to a heightened awareness about the possible dangers of leaving pets in cars. Now, when someone sees an animal left alone in a vehicle, they report it.
    Veronica Bryant, Galax animal control officer, has reviewed a Salem ordinance that provides criteria for how to handle such cases.

  • Animals For Adoption This Week
  • He's three

    Jafon Hairston celebrated his third birthday May 7, 2011, with a “Thomas the train party.” His parents are Beth Price and Antionné Hairston.

    His grandparents are Grandpa Alan Price, Papa Garold Bilbrey and Grandma Blenda Bilbrey. Great-grandparents are Garnett and Helen Price and Violet Akers. Also attending were his uncle Travis and aunt Samantha and his special friend, Jamie Keller.

  • Public record for 6/15/11 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in February in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

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  • Annexation agreement approved


  • Hillsville welcomes wildlife


  • Readers' Hotline 6/13/11

    Another reminder to readers: no comments reflecting on specific candidates for local public office will be published in the Hotline. We had to delete more calls this week. Signed letters to the editor about local candidates are welcome.

    Butting in