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  • Public record for 1/25/12 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 Oct. 13-31 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Readers' Hotline 1/25/12

    Out of my way

    When you are on your way to work on Route 89, Monday through Friday, you better just clear the road if there is a certain lady that works in a factory in Galax. I have just witnessed her pass four cars in a row simply because they get a bonus if they are not late for work. Do they get a bonus if they kill somebody on the way to work?


    Whitewashing the truth

  • Carroll looks to bring natural gas to industry

    HILLSVILLE ― Carroll County Industrial Development Authority is seeking engineering services for the construction and operation of a natural gas service in Hillsville, according to a request for proposals.
    Carroll County officials are seeking proposals, due Jan. 31, for engineering and design in connection with building 22,000 linear feet of six-inch natural gas line to initially serve Mohawk Industries in Hillsville.

  • 6-year-old is mom's hero after coming to her aid


  • Devils rally past G-Men; Cavs earn sweep

     INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit and nipped Graham 72-69 in a Mountain Empire District boys’ game Friday.

    The Blue Devils (9-7 overall, 3-2 district) were down 39-25 before dominating the second half, outscoring the G-Men 23-13 in the fourth quarter to take the win. Ty Cannaday and Max Rodgers combined for 55 points, Cannaday pouring in 28 and Rodgers adding 27 points and 11 rebounds.

    Cory Coppola lad Graham with 24 points.


  • Maroon Tide boys all over Narrows from the start

    Galax basketball coach Verl Brown may be doing all he can to get the football out of his team, but he couldn’t stop his boys from opening up a three-touchdown lead.

    The Maroon Tide scored the game’s first 21 points and went on to hammer Narrows 72-37 in a Mountain Empire District game Friday. The win upped Galax’s record to 11-0, 5-0 in the league, while Narrows dropped to 6-9, 0-5.

  • Galax girls survive Green Wave

    Style points, fortunately, don’t matter.

    Galax survived one of its poorer shooting nights but was able to hang on to the top spot in the Mountain Empire District’s girls’ basketball standings, edging last-place Narrows 44-40 Friday.

    The Maroon Tide (12-3 overall, 5-0 MED) trailed by as many as five points in the third quarter and didn’t take the lead for good until Bailey Shumate hit two free throws for a 36-35 lead with 3:58 to play.

  • Sheriff's department makes arrests

    Officers with the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office have made several arrests in the past three weeks, for drug offenses, a weapons charge and larceny.
    According to police reports, Richard Edward Newman, 41, and Christie Diane Glass, 32, of 309 Chestnut Lane in Fries, were arrested Jan. 4 after a search warrant was executed at their residence.
    Both Newman and Glass were charged with distribution of marijuana to a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

  • Brown sentenced on abduction charges

    Southwest Virginia Today © 2012
    Reprinted With Permission

    MARION — After a jury was seated in Smyth County Circuit Court late last Thursday morning for what was scheduled to be a two-day trial, Michael Ray Brown Jr., 38, of Galax took an Alford plea and was sentenced on two charges from 2011 in the abduction of Nathan Cord Combs, and two charges from 2008, Commonwealth's Attorney Roy Evans said.

  • TCRH, Duke LifePoint reach agreement

    The board of directors of Twin County Regional Healthcare and Duke LifePoint Healthcare announced Friday they have signed a new agreement to jointly own and operate TCRH and its affiliated assets.
    The transaction is expected to close within the next 60 to 90 days, subject to review by the Virginia Attorney General’s office.