Today's News

  • Shipwrecked on interstate


  • Carroll grand jury issues 91 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — The Carroll grand jury issued 91 indictments after meeting Monday. Of those, nine were sealed by the court.
    An indictment is a formal charge, not a finding of guilt.
    • Lorna Jean Adams — obtaining property by false pretenses (nine counts); bad check (four counts)
    • Rudolph Sankey Barker — abuse and neglect of a child, possession of a firearm after being convicted of a felony, eluding a law enforcement officer, violation of the habitual offender statute

  • Galax drug suspect faces deportation


  • Public record for 9/21/11 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, 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded July 12-Aug. 3 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Suspect in pot-growing operation turns himself in

    An Asheville, N.C., man has been arrested in connection with an indoor marijuana operation found last month on Pine Branch Road in the Flat Ridge community of Grayson County.
    Richard Welsh recently turned himself in at the Grayson Sheriff’s Department.
    Arrangements were made for Welsh to surrender. He later was freed on a $100,000 secured bond with a trial date set for Dec. 19 in Grayson General District Court.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/21/11


  • Carroll urges VDOT to improve I-77

    HILLSVILLE — Even as Interstate 81 undergoes widening, the Carroll County supervisors believe the amount of problems on Interstate 77 justify improvements, too.
    It seems like traffic jams on the interstate going through the county have become more common, Supervisors’ Chairman Tom Littrell noted while introducing a resolution at the Sept. 12 meeting.
    “I’m sure most of us in this room at some point… have probably hit a parking lot [traffic jam] on I-77, particularly if you’re going northbound, trying to get to 81,” he said.

  • Ohio couple charged with pawn shop break in

    HILLSVILLE — Town police say an Ohio couple was caught in the act of breaking into Gardner's Pawn Shop early Saturday morning, leading to multiple charges against the husband.

    Town officers responded to Gardner's Pawn at about 1:07 a.m., according to a news release from the Hillsville Police Department. Officer Brandon Quesenberry along with Carroll Deputy David Walls took up positions at the rear of the building.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/19/11


  • God & Grayson County

    The Rev. Laura M. George, J.D., is executive director of the Oracle Institute in Independence