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Today's News

  • Galax Fiddlers' Convention 2013 Winners

    The 78th Annual Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention was held Aug. 5-10, 2013, in Felts Park.

    BEST ALL AROUND PERFORMER

    Nicholas Goad - Stuart

  • Armed robbery at Lambsburg truck stop foiled

    LAMBSBURG ― Two Twin County teenagers have been charged after an alleged attempt to rob the McDonald's at Love's Truck Stop early Monday morning, according to Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner in a news release.

    Authorities report that a masked man entered the McDonald's restaurant located inside Love's Truck Stop in Lambsburg, at Exit 1 off Interstate 77, in an attempt to rob the cashiers, according to the news release.

  • Readers' Hotline 8/12/13

    Caved in
    The traffic safety committee recommended the areas of our city have lower speed limits. Our city council decided to lower these limits. Now, we need to vote our council out and get people in that will represent the folks of Galax and not special committee groups. Everyone knows this is a speed trap and our city council caved in to special committee groups.

    Festival suggestion

  • Students' safety trumps convenience

    If you’re polite enough to hold the door at the front of a Carroll County Public School facility, then you’re kind of missing the point.
    The most important issue at the schools is safety, not Miss Manners-approved behavior.
    While it may chaff one’s sensibilities, it is not a good idea to help someone else circumvent the security measures at schools.
    People will have to get used to these brand new security measures at Carroll schools, which means resisting the urge to assist others.

  • Linville gets 5 years for rape of minor

    HILLSVILLE — A former Galax business owner will serve five years in prison after being convicted in June of raping a 12-year-old.
    A jury in Carroll County Circuit Court had found Jimmy Ray Linville, 52, guilty in a two-day trail in March.
    Galax police charged Linville after receiving a report from the female minor and her family.

  • Tickets for texting a tough call for police

    It’s easy to conceive of a worst-case scenario incident involving a texting motorist on the winding roads of the Twin Counties.
    Imagine you’re a driver following the recommended safe speed northbound on curvy U.S. 52 near the gravel quarry in Poplar Camp.
    While you’re acting like a responsible driver, a Mustang zooms up from behind and rides your bumper.

  • PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION CHALLENGE: Training makes a difference for Haynes

    Two winners were chosen to transform themselves through personal training. The Gazette is following their progress. This is the first report since Travis Haynes and Treva Osborne began their journeys.

  • Rosenbaum seeks Wilson District seat in Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE — “We The People Want Change” is the slogan that has been adopted by Glen “Eddie” Rosenbaum, Republican candidate for the Wilson District seat on the Grayson County Board of Supervisors.
    Rosenbaum is in a three-way race for the seat left vacant after Mike Maynard passed away on June 28. Other candidates include Democrat Kate Irwin and independent Arnold Peters.
    The general election is Nov. 5.

  • Schools strengthen security measures

    HILLSVILLE — New security protocols at all Carroll County Public Schools will greet visitors when the fall term starts up next week.
    It’s something that students won’t run into much — unless they’re late for school — but parents and other visitors will have to be buzzed in to the facilities at the front doors.
    Several elements have come together to make for more secure Carroll schools, including administrative office improvements that put the staff in a better position  to monitor the front entrances.

  • Wrestling team on the ropes in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — A fan of Carroll County High School wrestling went to the mat for the team before the school board at its July meeting.
    In the midst of a realignment of grades at the high school and continuing upgrades on the heating and air conditioning system, the wrestling team has been moved out of its home of about 37 years, a heavily padded room on the second level near the gym that also had mechanical equipment in it.