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Today's News

  • Crooked Road is not political

    Joe Wilson of Fries is a co-founder of The Crooked Road, Virginia's heritage music trail; and former director of the National Council for the Traditional Arts.

  • Readers' Hotline 10/1/12

    In comparison
    I agree with “so attractive.” I like to go to Walmart and let my husband sit on the bench while shopping. He is real old and I am, too. But, every time we leave Walmart he always gives me a compliment and tells me not to feel bad about myself, because other people really don’t look that good.

    Not so good

  • Hillsville woman passes away after wreck

     

  • Lord's Acre harvest sale is Sept. 29

    The 61st Annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Sale on Saturday will feature home-baked pies and cakes, home-canned goods, fresh-cooked foods, handmade crafts and bushels of fall produce for sale at Felts Park in Galax.
    The event supports local churches, and is sponsored each year by the Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association.
    The day begins with a worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Grayson agrees to support airport project

    INDEPENDENCE — With the Grayson County Board of Supervisors’ unanimous vote at the Sept. 13 meeting, Carroll County, Galax and Grayson County have all officially agreed to provide funding for a new phase of a Twin County Airport building project.

  • Scammers pose as legitimate businesses

    Thieves continue to use the Internet, mail and phone service to steal millions from unsuspecting victims across the Western Virginia region and the nation.
    The Better Business Bureau Serving Western Virginia urges consumers to recognize the most common tactics used by crooks to scam money.
    Most thieves masquerade as legitimate businesses and ask consumers to send money via such hard-to-trace methods as Western Union, MoneyGram or Green Dot MoneyPaks.

  • Making molasses is a sweet assignment

    HILLSVILLE — This weekend’s homework for the Carroll High agricultural students: Make molasses.
    Part of their classroom work up to now has been cultivating and harvesting the sorghum to cook up the traditional sweetener.
    The ag classes and the Future Farmers of America chapter will carry out their assignment, for extra credit, at Shockley’s Old Timey Day on Saturday.

  • VIDEO FEATURE: Into the Devil's Den

    Take a video tour of the Devil's Den cave in Carroll County with guide Michael Gravley, in this video produced by The Gazette's Shaina Stockton. (Video link is at end of story.)

  • Wilson records hole-in-one at Galax Municipal G.C.

     Herb Wilson recorded a hole-in-one recently while playing at Galax Municipal Golf Course.

    Wilson aced the par-3, 145-yard ninth hole while playing a round with Press Turbyfill, Dale Kerns and Ken Cooper.

  • Cavs keep momentum going

    HILLSVILLE –– Through a long and successful coaching career that has far surpassed the 200-win mark, Cindy Edwards still hasn’t quite gotten the grasp of coaching experience to her Carroll County volleyball players.

    The concept is catching on by itself, though.

    Having endured its share of growing pains through a 1-3 start, Edwards’ Cavaliers won their sixth straight match Monday, avenging an earlier loss to Galax with a 23-25, 25-20, 25-23, 25-19 nondistrict win.