Local News

  • Supervisors object to publicizing budget issues

    HILLSVILLE  — Carroll County’s budget committee members told their counterparts from the school system that they want to work cooperatively, while at the same time taking them to task for publicizing a list of potential education cuts if the $11.3 million local funding request is not met.
    Supervisor Phil McCraw, who’s been taking the lead on the county’s budget committee, led off last Wednesday’s early morning discussion with the idea that Carroll officials have supported and will continue to support education.

  • Firehouse situation smolders


  • Four seek seats on city council


  • New hire will oversee tourism, recreation


  • Drivers injured in Grayson crash

    Two Independence drivers were injured April 1 in a head-on crash that occurred around 1 p.m. on U.S. 58, about six miles west of Independence near the old Bridle Creek School.
    Virginia State Trooper Cameron Keesling said a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck, driven by Casey McKenna, was traveling east on 58 when the vehicle crossed the center line in a sharp curve and struck a westbound 2006 Chevrolet Trailblazer driven by Gaither Miller.
    Keesling said both drivers were trapped in their vehicles and had to be removed by rescue personnel.

  • Bones remain a mystery

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County Sheriff’s Office investigators went back to search Timber Road, the scene where bones of a deceased subject were found April 1, while they awaited forensic results from the state medical examiner’s office.
    Deputies returned to the Cana area with volunteers from Carroll County Search and Rescue to again look for clues in connection with the remains found there by a resident picking up trash, according to Investigator Donnie Spangler.

  • Grimes charged in killing


  • Wind farm intrerested in Carroll County


    Landowners with property on Stoots Mountain have been approached by representatives of EDP Renewables for a possible wind energy project, The Gazette has confirmed.

    "We own property at Stoots Mountain and we were approached by Horizon Wind Energy about having a wind farm," said property owner Dennis Ward.

  • Galax to hold candidate forum

    The third “Meet the Candidates” forum April 10 is a chance to get to know the candidates, see what they stand for and find out how they will represent the City of Galax.
    The forum sponsored by the Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce starts at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Institute.
    Four candidates are vying for three seats set to expire June 30.
    The candidates include incumbents Bill Webb, Sharon Plichta and Bob Lazo, and newcomer Michael Stevens, who is chairman of the Galax Republican Party.

  • Dad: transplant recipient never gave up