Today's News

  • He's seven

    Kasen Galyean celebrated his seventh birthday Jan. 9, 2014 with a day at Chuck E. Cheese’s and a birthday party at his home with family. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great -grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galvean and Naomi Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Arehart, Edmonds to marry

    Lindsey Brooke Arehart and Joshua Preston Edmonds, along with their parents, announce their engagement.
    Arehart is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Pendergrast of Dublin and Tony Arehart of Pulaski.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Pulaski County High School. She received a bachelor of science in 2009 and master of science in 2011, both from Radford University. She is a guidance counselor for Carroll County Public Schools.
    Edmonds is the son of Wayne and Linda Edmonds of Hillsville.

  • Monroe, Bowman to marry

    Bryan Bowman and Meghan Monroe will be married at 7 p.m. June 14 at Tanbark Acres in Cana.
    Bryan Bowman is from Ararat and is the son of Wade and Doris Bowman.

    Meghan Monroe is from Cana and is the daughter of Michael Monroe and Carole Everhart.

  • Public record for 3/19/14 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Nov. 15, 2013 – Dec. 2, 2013, in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Howlett St. home destroyed; family safe

    HILLSVILLE — Reports of occupants possibly still at home Tuesday evening during a fire at 141 Howlett Street motivated police and Carroll Fire and Rescue personnel to enter the still-burning trailer, according to the Hillsville Fire Department.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/19/14

    Filled with hate
    Regarding opinions that were in the paper — segregation; good news, bad news; and aliens beware. Some things should not even be put in the Hotline, because they are racist, anti-gay. Some of this stuff is just filled with hate. Why do y’all promote that? The world is in bad enough shape as it is. Then, to print some of the stuff that people write — segregation about the bathrooms; shooting crossing the border — that’s a good thing; and aliens getting the jobs. It’s just a mess.

  • Mitchell to seek 8th term on city council

    Four seats on Galax City Council are up for re-election this year, with five candidates contesting to fill them.
    C.M. Mitchell is vying for another opportunity to serve on the council. If elected again in May, this will be his eighth term.

  • Nepotism ban passes with split vote

    INDEPENDENCE — After going back to the drawing board and composing three drafts, Grayson County Supervisors passed an anti-nepotism policy last Thursday night; however, two supervisors opposed the “tweaks” in the new draft.
    The original draft of the anti-nepotism policy presented to the supervisors during their February meeting prohibited the board from appointing or hiring any family member and would have forced supervisors to disclose familial relationships before new hires or appointments.

  • Cassell's threads of history

    This story was written by Penelope Moseley and was submitted for the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home Foundation.

    HILLSVILLE — The Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home Foundation is reopening Mayetta’s Market on April 3 after a winter break.
    The market features quality handmade original art and crafts in many forms, as well as publications by local talents.
    Laura Cassell, who turned age 94 in January, has worked tirelessly this brutal winter to replenish her inventory at the market.

  • Grand jury indicts 53 in Carroll County

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County grand jury issued 141 indictments against 53 individuals in Monday’s circuit court session.
    The indictments include an aggravated malicious wounding charge against Pamela Denise Peaks, 47, in a January incident in Hillsville involving her 48-year-old husband. Investigators believed that the incident between Peaks and James Parnell “Crow” Peaks started as a domestic dispute.