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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Back to business for Cavaliers

     HILLSVILLE –– With six of Carroll County’s first seven volleyball matches on the road, there was virtually no chance, barring a catastrophic start to the season, that Cavalier coach Cindy Edwards would reach career win No. 300 on her home court.

    That didn’t mean that the milestone would go unrecognized once the team returned to familiar environs.

  • 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.

  • Carroll grand jury issues 88 indictments

    HILLSVILLE — A grand jury issued a total of 88 indictments against 47 individuals in Carroll County Circuit Court on Monday.

    The indictment list included five charges against Arless Lynn Dalton Jr., for grand larceny, statutory burglary, obtaining money by false pretenses (third or subsequent offense), shoplifting (third offense) and escape from law enforcement.

  • 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.

  • Public record for 9/17/14 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 April 21-30 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville: