Today's News

  • Bassett shares 5 keys to remaining competitive


  • Virginia free fishing days are June 1-3

    Gather the kids and grab your fishin’ poles: free fishing days are here again.
    This year, anyone in the Commonwealth can fish without a license June 1-3.
    The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF), the agency that regulates freshwater fishing, encourages Virginians to take advantage of this once-a-year opportunity to fish for free while spending some quality time with friends and family, according to a press release.

  • Hobby show features mini masterpieces


  • Authority must have more water


    INDEPENDENCE  — Directors of the Virginia/Carolina Water Authority are continuing to look for ways to increase the water supply to the new system.
    Bryan Edwards, authority chairman and Sparta, N.C., town manager, said the plant is only pumping 400,000 gallons a day, but must pump at least 500,000 gallons a day to break even financially.
    Matthew Lane of The Lane Group attended a recent authority meeting to answer questions.

  • Jury finds former teacher not guilty

    INDEPENDENCE — A former Grayson County High School teacher and volunteer football coach was found not guilty in Grayson County Circuit Court last Friday of a felony charge of taking indecent liberties with a child, following a two-day trial.
    Robert Eugene Pope of Elk Creek was charged Aug. 30, 2010. The alleged incident involved a student that was 17 years old at the time.
    A jury of six men and six women deliberated 35 minutes before rendering their verdict of not guilty.
    Pope testified in his own defense that the incident never happened.

  • Ky. man to serve 4 years for stealing guns


  • Public record for 5/30/12 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 March 13-26 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Turns 80

    LoRee Blevins Smith celebrated 80th birthday May 8 at her home in the Snowhill Community with her family.

  • She's one

    Kelsey Lynn Jones celebrated her first birthday March 31 with family and friends. S

    he is the daughter of Jody and Debbie Jones of Hillsville and the sister of Casey Jones. Her grandparents are Harry and Brenda Jones of Fries and C.C. and Katie Dalton of Hillsville.

  • Sotile, Hancock to marry

    Concetta Nicole Sotile and Joshua Lee Hancock announced their engagement and upcoming June 16 wedding at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church.
    Sotile is a 2009 graduate of Carroll County High School. She attended Wytheville Community College and plans to start at Bluefield College this fall.

    She is the daughter of Debra Dalton of Hillsville and Greg Sotile of Colorado Springs, Colo.
    Hancock is a 2007 graduate of New Life Christian Academy and 2012 graduate of Wytheville Community College.