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  • Public Record from May 31-June 2, 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in November of 2018, in the office of Gerald Goad, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Public Record from May 29-30, 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 December of 2018, in the Carroll County General District Court, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Something To Do from May 24-26, 2019

    Movies

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

    • Aladdin (2019) (PG)

    • John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum (R)

    • Pokemon Detective Pikachu (PG)

    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

  • Motorcycle chases result in arrests

    Two men are charged with a variety of violations following two separate motorcycle chases in Carroll County.
    In the first incident, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and other local law enforcement agencies apprehended a motorcycle thief after a high-speed chase that resulted in a crash and manhunt.
    Sheriff J.B. Gardner reported that on May 30, Deputy Jason Newman responded to a residence in Ward’s Gap to take a report of a stolen motorcycle.  

  • Fatality confirmed in Chestnut Drive wreck

    An accident on Galax’s Chestnut Drive at 6:18 a.m. Thursday resulted in the death of Ashley Danielle Lanier, 29, of Hillsville, according to Galax Police Capt. James Cox.

    Lanier was traveling north on Chestnut Drive in a 2002 Ford Focus when the vehicle left the right shoulder of the road, struck a guardrail and overturned into the creek.

    Galax firefighters responded to find the Focus on its top, submerged in the creek, at the bottom of a high, steep embankment, according to Chief David Hankley.

  • Carnival returns to Galax next week

    The Galax Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival will be held June 18-22 in Felts Park, with rides, midway games, bingo, lawnmower races and fireworks.
    Gates open at 5 p.m. for bingo and the carnival starts at 6 p.m. each day.
    Bingo runs every night until closing, with a 50% payout for each game and a $1,000 championship game Saturday night for qualifying players.

  • Grayson Graduates of 2019

    Approximately 106 Grayson County High School graduates received their high school diplomas; and a number of students were presented with various awards, certifications and seals during last Saturday’s ceremony in the high school auditorium.
    This year, the top two graduating students were Chloe Sage Cox and Cassadi Brooklyn Perry.
    WCC graduates were also honored; in addition to 32 Governor Scholar award winners. Honor Graduate certificates were awarded to the top 10 percent of the 2019 graduating class.

  • Fatality confirmed in Galax wreck

     

    An accident on Galax’s Chestnut Drive at 6:18 a.m. Thursday resulted in the death of Ashley Danielle Lanier, 29, of Hillsville, according to Galax Police Capt. James Cox.

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  • Police seize drugs worth $25,000

    HILLSVILLE — A traffic stop by the Hillsville Police Department resulted in the arrest of a Georgia man after officers discovered pills valued at nearly $25,000 in the vehicle he was driving.

    According to a report from Hillsville Police Chief Shannon Goad, the incident occurred on June 6 on the northbound Interstate 77 corridor.

    “Officer Corey Smith was operating stationary radar at the 14 mile marker when he observed a white four-door vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed – 84 mph in a 65 mph zone,” the report said.