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Today's News

  • Merry Christmas

    Merry Christmas from the staff of The Gazette — "Your News, Your Paper."

  • County policies challenged

    HILLSVILLE — Why rush an unnecessary update to the comprehensive plan while at the same time delaying the real estate reassessment?

    That's question one citizen wants Carroll supervisors to answer.

    When most county residents wanted to talk about a proposed nuisance dog ordinance at the Dec. 7 meeting of the Carroll County Board of Supervisors, Mike Goldwasser wanted the county officials to explain the differences in their decisions on the comprehensive plan and the reassessment.

    A comprehensive plan helps a locality set goals for 20 years into the future.

  • Meth, guns, cash seized near school

    Two North Carolina men have been charged with drug distribution for allegedly selling drugs on school property in Carroll County.

    Sheriff Warren Manning said deputies responded to Gladeville School around 1 a.m. on Dec. 23, in reference to a call about a vehicle sitting behind the school on Glendale Road.

    Deputies Bobby Lyons and Barry Lineberry found two men sitting in the vehicle. After obtaining permission to search the 2002 Chrysler 300M, the deputies recovered two ounces of methamphetamine and a 9mm pistol.

  • Grayson students excel in college

    INDEPENDENCE — On a night filled with bad news of state funding cuts and delays in the opening of a new school, Grayson County leaders were proud to share with the school board how the school system is preparing its students for the next chapter of their lives.

    Grayson Director of Instruction and Assessment Stephen Cornett, along with head guidance counselor Margit West, took time to brag on the children during the school board meeting Dec. 14.

  • Head Start receives stimulus funds

    Rooftop of Virginia Community Action Program Head Start received $510,513 in federal economic stimulus funds to begin offering an Early Head Start program in May, which will serve 72 income eligible infants, toddlers and pregnant women.

    The money is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

  • Cottage Industry

    HILLSVILLE — Through blowing snow and cold, painting and finishing at the workshop keeps on going.

    Undeterred by winter weather, freezing temperatures and wind chills, Cottage 6D at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center stays warm and toasty as workers try and keep pace with orders for custom-made signs and other wood products.

    Staff and residents alike concentrate on tasks like painting, sanding, sealing and assembling cutting boards, customized signs, wall shelves, ornaments and replica sleds emblazoned with scenes of weather and a family's name.

  • Snyder named ODAC player of the week

     EMORY -- Bailey Snyder, a guard at Emory and Henry College, was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference’s women’s basketball player of the week for her efforts in three Wasps wins recently.

  • Galax second at own invitational

    Galax had six wrestlers post top-four finishes Saturday and took second place in the team standings at it own Maroon Tide Invitational wrestling tournament. Wrestling without starters in five weight classes, the Maroon Tide still managed to place three in the championship round.

  • Area players gain all-region honors

    Seventeen Twin County football players earned all-region honors recently, including one repeat choice as a first-team pick. Zack Surratt of Carroll County was a first-team all-Region IV defensive back for the second straight year, finishing second on the team with 50 unassisted tackles and 28 assists.

  • Blue Devils stay hot, roll past Chilhowie 79-65

     CHILHOWIE -- Eric Harvey and Steven Eller combined for 52 points as Grayson County whacked Chilhowie 79-65 in a nondistrict game Tuesday.