Today's News

  • Lyons to challenge prosecutor

    HILLSVILLE — Nathan Lyons, who's conducting a campaign to win the Republican nomination for the office of commonwealth's attorney for Carroll, said his reasons are simple.
    "It's out of a sense of service to the public and for the betterment of the community," he told The Gazette.
    Lyons recently announced his intentions to seek the nomination in the Carroll County Republican Primary in May, facing off against incumbent Greg Goad.

  • Public record for 2/9/11 edition

    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 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in July in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Five generations

    These five generations of girls were together recently during the Christmas holidays: (from left) great-great grandmother (Memaw) Maxine Spencer, Cox’s Chapel community,

    holding Audree Violet Robinson of Waynesville, N.C.; great-grandmother Marla Money of Chilhowie; grandmother Tina Webb of Asheville, N.C.,
    mother of Audree; Kailey Robinson of Waynesville.

  • Gardner-Hash marry

    Carolyn Elizabeth Gardner and Philip Michael Hash were married July 17, 2010.
    Gardner is the daughter of Reginald and Jan Gardner.

    She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a master’s degree in British literature from Radford University.
    She is employed by Grayson County schools as a secondary English teacher.
    Hash is the son of Mike and Deanna Hash.
    He received a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College in environmental science.

  • Legislators respond to governor's budget proposal


  • School prayer bill gets House blessing


  • Grant will pay for youth health program

    TurnKey KB & Associates has sought a $56,233 grant from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth to assess the area's youth and implement a strategic plan to improve the health of children in Carroll and Grayson counties and Galax.
    Kim Brown, owner of TurnKey, said the two-year grant was received in October. This is the second year the grant has been available and the first time the area has obtained it. Twenty-two localities obtained the grant.

  • Rally Appalachia makes Rex a stop on tour


  • Bill threatens DMV income in Independence


  • Grayson School Board appoints new chairman

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board has a new chairman following a meeting Jan. 20.
    The board elected Hobert Bailey chairman and Shannon Holdaway vice chairman. Bailey was nominated by former chairwoman Misty Cassell.
    “Thank you,” said Bailey. “I appreciate your confidence, and I’ll do my best.”
    Member Gary Burris nominated Holdaway for vice chairman. Holdaway also served as vice chairman in 2010.