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Today's News

  • Lost dog tags returned to soldier

    Irvin Jennings, a resident at Golden Living Center—Blue Ridge, received a surprise gift this year.

  • Possible conflicts stall Galax school plan

    After a public hearing on building a new elementary school and athletic facilities, the Galax Planning Commission decided not to take action after it was brought to their attention that some members might have conflicts of interest because of their connections to the school system.
    About 20 people showed up for the hearing on May 20, eight of which registered to speak. After a brief welcome, School Superintendent Bill Sturgill stood up to address the topic of building the new elementary school and athletic facilities in a residential section of Galax.

  • Anzio veterans share memories

    HILLSVILLE — The 1944 Allied landing at Anzio, Italy, was only supposed to last for a few weeks, but instead troops were stranded on the beach for four months, as wave after wave of enemy soldiers stormed the beachhead in opposition.
    Seventy years later, veterans of that battle are still gathering. This year, they met in Hillsville — possibly for the last time.

  • Concerns about planning commission conflicts

    This May 7 letter from Jody Ray, former Galax High School principal and resident of the neighborhood near the proposed school, was written to Galax Mayor C.M. Mitchell and shared with The Gazette. Below are excerpts from the letter:

    This is no doubt a challenging decision, and I have confidence in our council to make an informed one, in the best interest of the citizens of Galax.

  • Family keeps veteran's name, history alive

    Flipping through pages and clicking through websites, William Edward “Ed” Weaver of Galax suddenly stopped, his eyes coming to rest on an image of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress named “Abroad with Eleven Yanks,” one of more than 500 bomber planes that flew over Osaka, Japan, on June 1, 1945 during World War II.

  • Wyatt, Burris, Brumfield sign

    Three more Twin County athletes have made their college choices and have committed to continue their athletic careers as Grayson County’s Olivia Wyatt and Carroll County’s Seth Burris and Lindsey Brumfield signed with their respective schools recently.

    In Independence, Grayson County senior Olivia Wyatt signed with the Emory & Henry College cross country program.

  • Blue Devil boys win Conference 39

    BLUEFIELD –– Grayson County claimed the inaugural Conference 39 boys’ tennis championship Thursday, sweeping Galax 5-0 in the combined 1A/2A conference finals  at Bluefield City Park.

  • Carroll County turns it around on Patrick Henry

    HILLSVILLE –– Three weeks after suffering an 18-0 drubbing at Patrick Henry, Carroll County eked out a 3-2 win over the Patriots to close out its inaugural River Ridge District schedule Thursday at Bill Worrell Field.

    The Cavaliers (6-14 overall, 3-9 district) rode a complete-game effort by Kenley Meredith, who wriggled out of a seventh-inning jam to snap a seven-game slide against RRD competition.

  • Grayson County reclaims No. 1

    HILLSVILLE –– Grayson County players didn’t realize it at the time Friday, but they were playing for the No. 1 seed that they thought they had already secured for this week’s Conference 39 softball tournament. There may be a squealer lurking among the Blue Devil crowd, because they played with an urgency as if they knew it all along.

    Grayson County scored single runs in each of the final four innings, including twice with the game hanging in the balance, and escaped Carroll County after an eight-inning battle with a 7-6 nonconference win.

  • State tournament results

    GROUP 1A BASEBALL

    Friday

    Semifinals at Radford University

    Honaker 5, William Campbell 2

    Northumberland 12, Auburn 6

    Saturday

    Championship at Radford University

    Northumberland 9, Honaker 3

     

    GROUP 2A BASEBALL

    Friday

    Semifinals at Kiwanis Park, Salem

    Virginia High 12,  Madison County 0

    Strasburg 6, Randolph-Henry 0

    Saturday