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Today's News

  • Tide title hopes fall short

    NOTE: This story differs from its original version in that statistics have been updated. SALEM –– For one awful stretch in the second quarter Saturday, the worst thing Galax could do to itself was force a Clintwood three-and-out.

  • Pedestrian injured in Friday morning accident

    LAUREL FORK — An 82-year-old Hillsville woman was injured after being struck by a vehicle on the side of Crooked Oak Road Friday.
    The accident occurred at about 5 a.m. when Elizabeth Orange was walking about a third of a mile from the road's intersection with U.S. 58, according investigating Virginia State Police Trooper Matthew Cochran.
    It was dark and the pedestrian was wearing black or dark clothes at the time, according to the report. She was struck when a Chrysler PT Crusier came around the curve.

  • Two die in Cana fire

     

    UPDATED DEC. 12, 12:25 P.M.

     

    CANA — Emergency workers recovered two bodies from a Saturday morning house fire on Wards Gap Road.

  • VT TRAGEDY HITS HOME: Slain officer was Carroll native

    UPDATED — 6:29 P.M., DEC. 9

  • Fancy Gap utility work under way

    HILLSVILLE — Fancy Gap residents should start seeing evidence of the future water and sewer utility projects soon, according to information shared by the Carroll Public Service Authority on Nov. 21.
    County Administrator Gary Larrowe suspected even as the authority held its regular meeting that some of the light work on the water project had already begun.
    (The Virginia Department of Transportation had asked county officials not to start on the heavy work until after the heavy Thanksgiving holiday traffic cleared out.)

  • Albany produces first Galax furniture

     

  • Grayson, Oracle close to settlement

     

  • CLINTWOOD-GALAX: Game notes

    (NOTE: The Group A Division 1 state championship game will be played after The Gazette's production deadline for its Monday edition. A game summary and photos will be posted online Saturday evening. Full coverage will appear Sunday online and in our Wednesday print edition.)

     

    GROUP A DIVISION 1 STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Clintwood (12-2) vs. Galax (14-0)

     

    Saturday, 12 noon, Salem Stadium

    Admission $10, 6-under free

  • CLINTWOOD-GALAX: A little Grayson County has stuck with both Galax and Clintwood

    One team comes from the coalfields, the other from a mill town. One is known primarily for its size and power, the other for its speed and quick-strike ability. One has a winning tradition dating back for generations, the other is treading on entirely new ground.

    Yet Clintwood and Galax are linked by one common thread – having spent few Friday night hours in friendly downtown Independence this fall.

    Well, that and the fact that they’ll meet one another in the state championship game Saturday.

  • CLINTWOOD-GALAX: We the Peoples

    Steven Peoples was at the 5-yard line. Charging ahead, he was soon at the 10, then the 20. Breaking through a barrier like it was made of paper, he veered left into the open field, careful not to mishandle the cargo his teammates had entrusted him to carry in his right hand. A gang of players was running behind him.