Local News

  • Republican primary is Tuesday

    Virginia’s Republican presidential primary will be held Tuesday.
    Two candidates met the requirements to be on the ballot in Virginia for the primary: U.S. Representative Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.
    These will be the only two candidates appearing on the ballot.
    Virginia law specifically does not allow for write-in votes in primary elections and therefore no write-in votes will be counted.
    Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Hillsville rezones annexed areas

    HILLSVILLE — Deviating from the plan to rezone two properties near the busy Interstate 77-U.S. 58 interchange from general commercial use has resulted in spot zoning, one Hillsville Town Council member said Monday.
    Council members approved rezoning the newly annexed areas on the west side of town, with some changes.
    The changes arose after comments from property owners at a rezoning public hearing at the Feb. 13 meeting.

  • New cell tower approved for Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — A public hearing was held at the Feb. 9 Grayson County Board of Supervisors meeting on a special use permit request for the erection of a U.S. Cellular telephone tower.
    Charles Felts asked for the tower to be placed on his 116 acres in western Grayson County.
    Charles Parsons was the only person to speak at the hearing. He asked if the location of the tower was still the same as he had seen, and was told there has been no change.
    Parsons said the western end of the county was in desperate need of a cell phone tower.

  • Don't trash the fee, citizens tell board

    INDEPENDENCE — As the Grayson County Board of Supervisors continues to ponder the fate of an widely criticized trash collection fee, two citizens voiced some support at a Feb. 9 meeting.
    Dennis Hines of Fries told the supervisors to  "make sure you have all the facts before you make a decision concerning the trash fee."
    He said cutting out the trash fee wouldn't help the citizens if the county increased the real estate levy to make up the lost revenue.

  • Wildwood road project shortened


  • Five now registered for Hillsville election

    HILLSVILLE — The count on candidates certified to run in the May Hillsville municipal elections is up to five.
    Phyllis Lackey has filed the paperwork to run for town council in the Pine Creek ward.
    Incumbent Mayor Bill Tate will seek re-election to office.
    Local businessman Greg Crowder is also running for mayor.
    Both incumbent Council Member Orba Alderman and newcomer David Young have filed to run for the Pipers Gap ward.

  • U.S. Army takes possession of artillery round


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  • Gazette to end print TV listings

    Today’s newspaper includes the final section of weekly television listings that The Gazette will publish in print format.
    TV listings from the same national syndicate will continue to be available through the newspaper’s website.

  • Group home offers individualized care


  • U.S. Postal Service shutting down processing center