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Today's News

  • Cavaliers pull away from Fort

    MAX MEADOWS –– Carroll County got all it could handle from Fort Chiswell for the better part of three quarters Friday night, but turned a nailbiter into a cakewalk in the final 10 minutes, zooming away for a 64-46 win in the second round of the First Bank of Virginia Classic on the Pioneers’ home floor.

    The Cavaliers remained undefeated at 8-0 and were scheduled to meet Radford in the championship game of the eight-team event on Saturday. The Pioneers (2-3) played Floyd County in Saturday’s third-place game.

  • Regional jail members want more state funding

    DUBLIN — It has been two years since the eight localities that are members of the New River Valley Regional Jail authority stopped paying for state-responsible inmates. And now they’re asking state legislators to move those inmates out of the jail or pay up.
    Until December 2010, the localities — consisting of the counties of Pulaski, Giles, Carroll, Wythe, Grayson, Bland and Floyd and the city of Radford — were paying for state inmates that were being housed in the jail because state facilities did not have room for them.

  • Galax schools settle suit

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

  • Homeschoolers seek permission to play

    A homeschool educator believes public schools should work with parents to allow homeschooled students to take part in sports and other extracurricular activities at public schools. The Galax School Board opposes a bill that would allow this, but homeschoolers and public school officials aren't too far apart in their opinions.

  • Crouses celebrate 50th anniversary

    Fred and Norma Crouse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Ryan’s Restaurant hosted by their sons.
    The Crouses were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1962, in York, S.C.

    The couple were raised in Galax, where they met. Mrs. Crouse is the former Norma J. Ring.
    They lived in Kernersville, N.C., where they raised sons Ray and Thomas.
    Their extended family includes Ray’s wife, Lynn; daughters Marissa and Miranda; along with Thomas’ wife, Lori, and daughter, Molly.

  • Public record for 12/26/12 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in August in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers' Hotline 12/26/12

    White space
    Just wanted to say “thank you, thank you, thank you” to The Gazette for the white space at the top of the page that now has the address logo instead of the label that was covering up part of the print.

    Beyond deer hunting
    These automatic weapons that these idiots get hold of and kill people at schools and everywhere else, need to be done away with. A single-shot rifle is good enough for any deer hunter.

    Prepare yourselves

  • Hail to the cheese: local dairy's product on president's plate

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford prepared a selection of fine foods from every corner of America for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s 24 holiday dinners and receptions this year, and cheese from Meadow Creek Dairy of Galax will be featured on the menu.

  • Many living without basic needs

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    To make sure all area residents have the opportunity for a healthy living environment, Rooftop of Virginia offers help through an Indoor Plumbing and Rehabilitation Program.
    The goal is to provide assistance to locals who either do not have indoor plumbing or have failing water delivery or waste disposal systems.
    “We believe that everyone should be entitled to a home that fulfills basic human needs,” said program coordinator Opal Kegley.

  • Fries birding trail plans move forward

    FRIES — A proposed birding trail in Fries is moving forward, as town council members learned at their Dec. 4 meeting.
    In November, organizers of the trail brought their plan to council, but town officials were reluctant to give approval without some clarification that a state transportation grant could be used for the project.
    Council received a response from consultants the Lane Group concerning the status of the $185,000 Virginia Department of Transportation grant for a birding trail and river walk.