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Today's News

  • Foggy Top fire under investigation

    A house fire on Foggy Top Lane in Grayson County left no injuries or fatalities but extensive property damage, said Galax Fire Department Capt. Mike Ayers on Monday evening.

    Galax firefighters responded to the siren at 5:08 p.m. on Monday. After extinguishing the fire, which Ayers said started in a front room, the fire department summoned investigators from the Grayson Sheriff’s Office. According to Ayers, this was because the fire department was unable to discern the fire’s cause.

  • 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

  • Gwyn sentenced on federal drug charges

    ROANOKE ― A Cana man has been sentenced in U.S. District Court in Roanoke following a guilty plea for a federal charge of possession of a Schedule II drug.

    Robert Lee Gwyn Jr., 40, of Cana, pleaded guilty to one count of possession of oxycodone, a Schedule II drug, with the intent to distribute, according to Brian McGinn, a public affairs specialist of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Western District of Virginia.

  • Life-saving dispatchers honored in Congress

    It’s amazing where just doing your job can get you.

    For two local police dispatchers, their life-saving efforts got them recognized in the U.S. House of Representatives.

    As previously reported by The Gazette, Galax police dispatchers Tim Webb and Justin Wooten were working dispatch on Dec. 29, 2014, when an emergency call came through from the Skyland Estates section of Fancy Gap. Cheri Grable, watching her sick grandson, was on the line, desperate for help.

  • Grayson sheriff reports on 2014 activities

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department made 93 drug arrests last year according to the 2014 annual report released by Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

    Vaughan said deputies responded to 5,669 calls for service and served 6,253 warrants (1,145 criminal and 5,108 civil).

    Drug arrests topped the list of arrests, followed by larceny and burglary, which combined for a total of 54.

  • Studio's programs strengthen mind, body, spirit

    WOODLAWN — The Studio, a new business in Woodlawn, has opened its doors to the public to offer a clever hodgepodge of classes and specialized events for clients of all ages.

    The idea for The Studio sparked after Tom and DeeDee Wright rented a building across from Midway Shell in Woodlawn last November, to house an office for Tom’s business.

  • Panel votes down automatic rights restoration

    RICHMOND — A legislative panel has rejected a proposal that could lead to automatically restoring rights of nonviolent felons after they have completed their sentences.

    Those qualified still must petition the governor to restore their rights.

    The resolution (SJ238) sought a constitutional amendment allowing the General Assembly to decide whether to automatically restore some rights, such as the right to vote, for nonviolent felons who have fully completed their sentences, including probation.