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Today's News

  • Quesinberry, Petke to marry

    Thomas and Jamee Quesinberry announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashleymarie Quesinberry of Hillsville, to Harold Petke of Massena, N.Y.

  • Public record for 2/25/15 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 18-28 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville.
    Verlin Gallimore and Teresa Gallimore to Teresa Gallimore. A tract in the City of Galax. Gift.

  • Visual journals a medium for art, reflection

    Journal Fodder Junkies came to Chestnut Creek School of the Arts last weekend, providing visual journal enthusiasts with lots of ideas and hands-on experience in two day-long workshops.

    “Journal Fodder Junkies is just myself and David [David R. Modler],” said Eric Scott, JFJ’s other co-founder. “Dave got me into visual journals, and we’ve been doing it for the last 17 years now.”

  • Fire leaves Hillsville man homeless

    HILLSVILLE — A fire in Hillsville left a resident homeless early Sunday morning.

    Galax Fire Department responded at 1:59 a.m. to assist the Hillsville Volunteer Fire Department at 1570 Old Galax Pike, a cinderblock house with additions built on.

    According to Hillsville Unit 1 Chief Donnie Spangler, a neighbor reported the fire. The resident took refuge in his car.

    “We don’t really know how it started,” said Spangler. “Everybody was out.”

  • VSP responds to 23 crashes over weekend

    Virginia State Police responded to 23 accidents in Carroll and Grayson counties last weekend, according to a statement from First Sgt. Mike Musser on Monday.

    Another snow and ice storm on Feb. 20-21 made travel hazardous, and some roads refroze after thawing on Feb. 22.

    “We responded to 23 accidents from Friday morning until Sunday evening. Of those 23, seven were on the interstate, and the rest were on primary and secondary roads,” Musser said in an email to The Gazette.

  • House, Senate conferees agree on state budget

    RICHMOND — House and Senate budget conferees have agreed on a 2 percent pay raise for state employees, restoration of $30 million in funding to local governments that had been cut and a deposit of nearly $130 million to the rainy day fund, Republicans said on Monday.

    They said a vote could be held in each chamber as early as Thursday.

    In a statement, House Appropriations Chairman Chris Jones (R-Suffolk) and Senate Finance Chairman Walter Stosch (R- Henrico County) said the budgets approved by each chamber earlier this month were already in close alignment.

  • Carroll County Rec. to offer youth wrestling

    HILLSVILLE –– Registration is now underway by the Carroll County Parks and Recreation Department for a youth wrestling club.

    The club will be open for students in K-8th grade, with the program beginning in March and ending in mid-October. It will meet every Tuesday and Thursday at the Woodlawn School gymnasium from 6-7:30 p.m.

    Fees are $25 for registration, and a mandatory $15 fee to Coach for USA membership card.

  • Hilltoppers roll over Cavaliers 89-39 in Conference 24

    LYNCHBURG –– E.C. Glass took a 15-point lead into the half and zoomed away after intermission, rolling past Carroll County 89-39 in the Conference 24 boys’ quarterfinals Friday night.

    The top-seeded Hilltoppers more than doubled their first-half scoring output with a 31-point third quarter and never let up, scoring 58 second-half points to end the Cavaliers’ season at 6-16.

    Tai-he Jeter led E.C. Glass (21-2) with 25 points, Tjuan Jones scored 17 and Malik Knox added 16 points.

  • Tide advances past Rebels

    The Galax girls’ basketball team had been in the gym just twice in 10 days when it finally began play Monday in the much-delayed Conference 46 tournament. All that really matters now is that the Maroon Tide will be in the gym at least once more.

  • Readers Hotline 2/23/15

    Payback first
    I cannot believe Supervisor Bob Martin would even consider making a motion to appoint Billy Mitchell to serve on the Carroll Planning Commission after taking more than $400,000 in Carroll funds. Give the job to a law-abiding citizen and let Billy Mitchell apply for a public job after he has paid back his $93,547 [in remaining restitution to the county].

    Don’t do it