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  • Business owner charged with sexual battery in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE – Charges were filed last week in Carroll County leading to the arrest of a Hillsville business owner, after an employee filed a complaint against him alleging sexual battery.

    According to Carroll County General District Court records, Aniello Palumbo, 46, owner of 508 Brews & Company and former owner of Tony’s Pizza, was arrested on Feb. 18 for an alleged Class 1 misdemeanor offense of sexual battery that took place on Feb. 17.

    A protective order has also been served against Palumbo on behalf of the complainant.

  • Carroll man pleads guilty to shooting

    Staff Report

    INDEPENDENCE — John Ford Gilliam of Woodlawn has pleaded guilty to two amended charges related to the July 14, 2018, shooting of a Fries man.

    Thursday’s plea hearing in Grayson County Circuit Court was rescheduled from Jan. 24.

    Gilliam was charged in a shooting that occurred on the New River near Fries. Police say he was involved in a confrontation on a boat that resulted in a man being shot in the arm.

  • Help sought for Lord’s Acre Sale, Fries Library

    FRIES — Fries Town Council was visited by two special guests during its Feb. 5 meeting: Mary Thomas, director of the Wythe-Grayson Regional Library, and Thomas Lee, an organizer of the annual Lord’s Acre Sale in Galax.

    The council meeting was held in the Fries Theatre, due to ongoing repairs after the Christmas Eve 2018 flood.

    Hundreds of gallons had flooded the Fries Library and the building’s lobby; and also seeped into other areas of the building. The flood was caused by a sprinkler on the third floor of the building.

  • Guns in church bill shot down

    Capital News Service

    RICHMOND — While most people go to church to worship, security expert Chernoh Wurie goes to worship and protect. He leads security at Hill City Church in the Richmond area.

    A bill to allow weapons, including firearms, within places of worship died in the House last week. Senate Bill 1024, introduced by Sen. Richard Black (R-Loudoun) passed the Senate along party lines, 21-19, but died in the House Rules Committee. The bill sought to repeal a law on the books since the 1950s.

  • Public Record from 2-27-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

    Daniel Stuart Moser of Galax, guilty of public swearing/intoxication; pay $25 fine and $126 costs.

  • Something To Do from 2-22-2019

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (PG)

    • Alita: Battle Angel (PG-13)

    • Happy Death Day 2U (PG-13)

    Creekside Cinema, (336) 783-0001, 605 Bluemont Road, Mount Airy, N.C.

    No listings available at press time

    Marquee Cinema, (276) 228-9875, 187 Dominion Street, Wytheville, Va. 24382

    No listings available at press time

    Music

  • Public Record from 2-20-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in October in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from 2-15-2019

    Movies

    Twin County Cinema III, Galax, (276) 236-7469, www.southeastcinemas.com.

    • Alita: Battle Angel (PG-13)

    • Happy Death Day 2U (PG-13)

    • The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG)

    Music

  • Public Record from 2-13-2019

    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 additional information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Divorces

    These divorces were recorded in September in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

    Robert Gail Alderman vs. Kathy Mary Wright Alderman.

  • Bryans celebrate anniversary

     

    Bryans

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    Rudolph and Ann Bryan celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception hosted by their children at the Galax Country Club with family and friends.