HILLSVILLE — When the best biscuit maker contest heated up among Hardee’s employees in four states, Mary Marshall of Hillsville kept her cool and baked away.
Boddie-Noell, the largest Hardee’s franchise in the United States, named Marshall on Feb. 23 as the champion after months of competition among 700 biscuit makers from 335 restaurants from Virginia, the Carolinas and Kentucky.
ROANOKE — Virginia State Police have charged a 38-year-old Hillsville man with distribution of a controlled substance from his home, according to federal records from U.S. District Court in Roanoke.
Documents allege that the state police used a confidential informant to make a controlled buy of “T-Cyp” from Victor Lee Billings at the suspect’s residence at 3350 Little Vine Road on two occasions last October.
Christina Leigh Bedsaul, Rooftop of Virginia CAP’s former executive director, entered a no contest plea to three counts of embezzlement and one count of forgery in Grayson County Circuit Court on March 5.
These pleas were made in connection with a case of unauthorized transfers of Rooftop funds, in three separate incidents that date back to 2007, according to court records.
HILLSVILLE — Consultants working on a feasibility study for a $3.6 million water park/pool concept in Carroll County believe the recreational facility would operate at a loss, assuming county residents get a discounted admission fee, as discussed at a special meeting Tuesday.
Several consultants collaborated on a conceptual plan for facilities at the Carroll County Recreational Park near the Interstate 77-U.S. 58 interchange, or on the site of the former Woodlawn school.
DUBLIN — Chad Allen Reeves, 31, one of two suspects charged in connection with the killing of Brandon Billings 11 years ago, has been transported from a federal prison in Lexington, Ky., to the New River Valley Regional Jail in Dublin.
Animal Control officer Veronica Bryant is warning the Galax community about a recent problem of dogs running loose in the city.
Opening the door to let the dog outside, even if it’s just for a few minutes to use the bathroom, could result in more than an owner’s typical fears of the dog getting lost or killed in a car accident.