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Today's News

  • Defending state champs knock off Carroll County

    HILLSVILLE – Floyd County’s defense allowed only six points in the opening eight minutes of the game Monday night en route to an 80-67 non-district win over Carroll County.

    The Cavaliers (3-2) managed to keep the game close for the first 3:49 when Kayla Goins made a beautiful pass to Audrey Dickens, who drove to the lane and tied the score at 6-6 with 4:11 to play in the first quarter.

    From there things got ugly quickly as the Buffaloes (9-1) blanked the Cavaliers for the remainder of the quarter during a 14-0 run.

  • Auburn rides big start to win

    INDEPENDENCE –– It’s difficult enough, trying to hang with a team that shoots better than 50 percent from the floor and commits fewer than 10 turnovers. Doing so after spotting that team a 26-point lead makes it pretty much impossible.

    Auburn scored the first 26 points of its nondistrict game with Grayson County and rolled to a 61-21 win Friday night.

  • Cavaliers drop heartbreaker to Richlands

    RICHLANDS –– Robbie Lawrence’s basket and free throw put Richlands in front with 11 seconds left and the Blue Tornado held off Carroll County 54-53 in a Southwest District boys’ game Friday.

    Carroll County led 53-51 when Lawrence drove the lane and was fouled, hitting the bucket and the ensuing foul shot to put Richlands in front.

    The Cavaliers had a 3-point attempt for the win rim out.

    The aptly-named Gunner McGee led all scorers with 32 points for Richlands, and Lawrence finished with 10 points.

  • Public record for 12/3/08 and 12/10/08 editions

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  

    For information on this column or questions, call Terri King at 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  

  • MERRY CHRISTMAS!

    Wishing you a happy holiday season, from The Gazette!

  • Letters to the Editor for 12/22/08

    Real tree looks better

    I think the county made the right decision to remove the artificial Christmas tree from the middle of the sidewalk on the Old Carroll County Courthouse lawn.

    I can understand their concern about the safety hazard.

    In this day and time of lawsuits, if someone tripped over one of the stakes or cables holding up the artificial Christmas tree, the county would have been held responsible.

  • Good news, bad news

    Despite the sad news for the area that a cabinet manufacturer has resigned — possibly just temporarily — its interest in expanding its facility into the city due to a failing economy nationwide, there's still hope for Galax and the Twin Counties through alternatives, like The Crooked Road, to keep the local economy moving forward.

  • Nautilus expansion to create 60 jobs in Grayson

    Sixty new jobs will be created for Grayson County through a planned $1.7 million expansion by Nautilus, Inc., when it adds production for a cardio exercise equipment line.

    Gov. Tim Kaine announced on Thursday the plans by Nautilus to expand. Virginia successfully competed with Oregon and China for the project, the governor said.

  • Grayson County boys hold off Alleghany 53-50

    SPARTA, N.C. –– Bubba Bowen scored with a minute left to give Grayson County a one-point lead and sank two foul shots with four seconds remaining to ice the win as the Blue Devils edged Alleghany in a nondistrict game Wednesday night.

    Alleghany (1-6) controlled the tempo and took a 25-22 halftime lead. Grayson County was able to pick up the pace with 19 third-quarter points, leading 41-40 entering the final period.

  • Hash leads Tide past Warriors

    SALTVILLE –– Justin Hash scored 18 points, including four 3-pointers, as Galax whipped Chilhowie 56-48 Monday in the first round of the Greever Crouse Tournament at Northwood High School.

    Galax (4-1) trailed 25-23 at halftime before taking charge with a 13-4 run in the third period.

    Scott Alouf added 11 points for the Maroon Tide. Andrew Russell scored 16 points for the Warriors (0-3).

    Chilhowie 8 17 4 19––48

    Galax 12 11 13 20––56

    Chilhowie (0-3)