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Today's News

  • Blue Ridge ladies hold member-guest

    Blue Ridge Country Club hosted its Member-Member, Member-Guest tournament last Tuesday with a six-six-six format that included six holes of best ball, six holes of alternating shot and six holes of captain’s choice.

  • REMEMBER WHEN: September 14-20

     2009

    Carroll County avenged its only loss of the season by taking down Floyd County 3-1 in volleyball. Jessi Goad served for 27 points for the Cavaliers. Maleah Neely had 14 assists, including six aces.

     

    Carroll County trailed Christiansburg 10-7 in the fourth quarter before the Blue Demons pulled away for a 23-7 win.

     

    2004

  • WEEK 4 PRIMER

    As Carroll County takes its bye week, Grayson County and Galax begin the uphill portion of their schedules tonight as the high school football season heads into Week 4.

  • Locals lead the way in XC meets

    All three area high schools had runners post top finishes over the weekend at separate cross country meets, with Grayson County and Galax participating in the Knights Crossing event in Salem and Carroll County running in the Becky Selfe Invitational, hosted by Patrick Henry-Glade Spring at the Abingdon 4-H Center.

  • Falling enrollment will cost schools $1M

    INDEPENDENCE – Falling enrollment in Grayson County could cause a more than $1 million school budget shortfall if things don’t improve before the end of the year.

    School Division Superintendent Kevin Chalfant told the Grayson School Board last week that, although things looked “pretty dire” at the beginning of the school year, enrollment has since come up a little.

    The division started the year with only 1,693 students enrolled, but as of the latest numbers that had risen to 1,719.

  • Sheetz plans going forward

    City Manager Keith Barker says that the new Sheetz convenience store will be coming to Galax after all permits are secured, a process that has taken some time.

    Galax City Council voted this summer to allow the rezoning of a portion of 1084 E. Stuart Drive so that Sheetz Inc. can build at the location. However, some people who were eager for the store to open have wondered why there has been no obvious progress at the site.

  • MS walk raises $7,000

    HILLSVILLE — More than 100 runners turned out for the inaugural Twin County MS Walk at the Grover King VFW Post #1115 in Hillsville on Sept. 13.

    According to coordinator Regina Dalton, the walk raised around $7,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. “And, there are still more donations coming in,” she told The Gazette on Monday.

  • Readers Hotline 9/17/14

    Scary times
    What’s wrong with America first is that the government has tried to take God out of everything. You already know that. If you are a Christian and try to be a hard worker, you know that the government we have today is trying to take God out of it. It is so liberal that it is scary what will happen next. The courts have sided with Obama to pass all these sinful things that are going on. They are backing it up in every state. African Americans need to quit this racism card.

    Shady characters

  • She's one

    Jenna Mae Hall celebrated her first birthday Sept. 7 with a Minnie Mouse party. Her parents are Cory Hall and Magan Lawrence.

    Grandparents are Mike and Debbie Lister, Mike and Robin Lawrence, Barbara Hall and Tommy and Tammy Caudill. Great-grandparents are David and Sylvia Fields, Jerry and Caroleen Lister, Bill and Pat Lawrence, Buddy and Wanda Brannock, Carl W. Stone Jr. and the late Linda Crouse. Her great-great-grandmother is Juanita Wittig.

  • Campbells renew vows for 10th anniversary

    Bonnie Bradshaw Campbell and Stephen Lee Campbell of Independence celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary by renewing marriage vows Aug. 6 at Fellowship Baptist Church in Elk Creek.

    The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Tim Crockett. Pianist was Jeanette Morrison. Kenny Group read from scripture.
    “How Great Thou Art” was performed by Penny Ward.
    Jessie Sutherland, Mary Kelly and Joe Isaacs served as ushers.
    After reciting the traditional vows, the couple presented each other with their own.