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Today's News

  • Jail guard charged with selling drugs

    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.

  • County, citizens dive into water park study

    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.

  • Just, Clemmons marry

    Sam Clemons of Galax and Judit Just of Barcelona, Spain, were married on June 28, 2013.
    The wedding was held at Mas di Silenci in the foothills of the Pyrenees mountains near Barcelona.

    The best man was Enrique Barro and the maid of honor was Adriana Male’.
    Sam is a graduate of Galax High School and George Mason University.
    Judit Just (Juju) is an artist in residence and has an online store through etsy.
    The couple resides in Asheville, N.C.

  • Turns four

    Dakota Lee Walls celebrated his fourth birthday on Jan. 25.

    He had celebrations with friends and family including his favorite at Chuck E Cheese and Red Lobster. He is the son of Eddie and Kristin Walls.

  • Turns two

    Jared Austin Spencer celebrated his second birthday with his family and friends at Snow Hill Baptist Church fellowship hall with a Mickey Mouse theme party. His parents are Brittany Farmer and Billy Spencer.

    Grandparents are Bill Spencer and the late Linda Spencer and John and Jennifer Farmer. His great-grandparents are Edward Farmer and the late Iva Farmer and Howard and Zollie Easter. He has a great-great-grandmother, Open Robinson and a special uncle, John W. Farmer.

  • Public record for 2/26/14 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 land transfers were recorded Sept. 17-Oct. 1, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Medicaid showdown could lead to state shutdown

    RICHMOND — If the high stakes of a fractious Medicaid expansion debate that threatens a state government shutdown weren’t clear before, they were after marathon legislative debates ended Feb. 20 with one side of the state Capitol accepting the idea and the other rejecting it.

  • Three facing drug charges in Galax

    The Galax Police Department advised that three individuals are facing drug charges after three separate and unrelated incidents.

  • Mountaintop Community Schools demonstrates teaching approach

    The makeshift “classroom” inside the main building of the Joy Ranch Home for Children buzzed with excitement on Saturday as parents joined in with students for an “observation learning” activity.
    This was just one of the activities that was scheduled during the three-hour mock classroom demonstration for Mountaintop Community Schools, a planned non-denominational Christian school that a group of parents and community members hope to begin in several areas throughout the Twin Counties.

  • Zoning to be fixed, not repealed

    INDEPENDENCE — The repeal of Grayson County’s zoning ordinance has been put on hold, at least for the time being, after a motion and rare unanimous vote by the Grayson County Board of Supervisors to table the repeal process on Feb. 18.