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Today's News

  • Smith to lead Richmond County schools

     HILLSVILLE — Carroll schools will soon begin the search for a new superintendent as Greg Smith has announced his intention to lead the Richmond County Public Schools, effective July 1.

    Smith will continue to work for Carroll County Public Schools until June 30, ending his five-year tenure.

  • Eleven apply for school chief job

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County School Board received 11 applications for the soon-to-be vacant division superintendent position.
    According to information provided to The Gazette, there were 18 inquiries, but only 11 full applications.
    In terms of experience, three applicants are current or former superintendents, two are assistant or deputy superintendents, three are central office administrators, two are principals or building-level administrators and one was classified as “other.”
    Of the 11 applicants, seven are men and four are women.

  • Wind energy questions addressed

     

  • GNB weathering economic storm

     

  • Galax-filmed music video premieres

    WATCH THE VIDEO! — LINK AT END OF STORY

    "Pretty Little Girl from Galax," a song performed by bluegrass band Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out and written by Milan Miller, has spent several weeks at the top of the bluegrass charts.

    The catchy, upbeat tune, released on their CD “Prime Tyme,” is about a fellow in North Carolina trying to get to Galax to see his sweetheart.

  • Grayson registar charged with embezzlement

     

  • Two arrested for break-ins

    Two people have been arrested and charged with a series of offenses that occurred on May 8 in Galax.
    Shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Officer Chris Hines of the Galax Police Department was dispatched to Poplar Street to investigate the suspicious conduct of two individuals.
    According to a police report, Hines observed a male and female acting unusual. During a field interview, Hines' observations led to the discovery of suspected narcotics and what he believed to be stolen property.

  • Recovery Fest seeks to heal mind, body, spirit

    A resource fair to be held Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Felts Park not only provides recovery for those struggling with addiction, but also recovery for the whole community.
    It brings community resources together to help those in need, said Mike Edwards, organizer of Recovery Fest.
    Edwards operates SOBER House, a home for recovering addicts.
    Edwards said Recovery Fest is an opportunity to build the community — mind, body and spirit.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/9/12

    Case status
    Inquiring minds want to know and who better to ask than The Gazette Inquirer? These minds want to know what is happening with the Rooftop thing. Haven’t heard anything in a while. Is the state investigation over? Has there been a trial? And better and most interesting, has anyone found out who the anonymous sources are?

  • McGrady pushes for land-use taxation

    HILLSVILLE  — A town resident wants Hillsville to implement land-use valuation for agricultural lands, just like Carroll County did back in 2003.
    Mary McGrady asked the Hillsville Town Council to implement land-use assessment at the April 23 meeting.
    She pointed out that the General Assembly in the 1970s initiated legislation to allow localities to assess land under agriculture, horticulture, forest and open space at its use value, rather than its real estate market value.