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Today's News

  • Maroon Tide wins another in the 7th

    Galax won for the fourth time this season against Narrows, for the second time in four days, and for the third time by two runs or less.

    This one was by far the most dramatic.

    With the season on the line and trailing 10-5 in the bottom of the seventh, the Maroon Tide scored six times to rally for the Region C Division 1 quarterfinal win Monday at Felts Park.

  • Durnil, Cavs finish off Bassett

    HILLSVILLE –– After rapping three hits, including a grand slam, and facing two batters more than the minimum after a shaky first inning, Carroll County pitcher Eden Durnil didn’t get to finish off Bassett.

    But Durnil the shortstop did.

    Just having been relieved by Gracie Davidson after the Bengals put three seventh-inning runs on the board, Durnil triggered a 6-4-3 double play on Davidson’s only pitch of the game as the Cavaliers held on for the 12-7 win in the Region IV play-in game Monday at CCHS.

  • Subdivision ordinance changes proposed

    HILLSVILLE — Two citizens shared their property rights issues about Carroll County’s subdivision ordinance at the May 13 meeting, as the board of supervisors considered adopting several changes.
    Planning Commission members have proposed several modifications to the regulations meant to control growth, explained Ronald Newman, Carroll’s planning official.
    The additions to the subdivision ordinance included:

    • adding language to define commercial lots, flag lots, flag pole and industrial lot.

  • Tow truck driver struck, killed on I-77

    FANCY GAP — A historically dangerous stretch of Interstate 77 in Carroll County claimed another life over Memorial Day weekend, a man who was often called on to rescue victims and their wrecked vehicles on the deadly road.

    Tow truck operator Russell Nelson, 75, owner of Russell’s Garage in Hillsville, was struck by a car and killed on May 25, while on a call on I-77. He had been in the towing business for more than 30 years, coworkers said.

  • Devils, Tide cruise into finals

    It took six days to do a three-day job, but Galax and Grayson County met Saturday for the MED tournament championship after making quick work of their semifinal opponents Friday in the Mountain Empire District baseball tournament at wind-whipped Felts Park.

    Grayson County pulled away from Fort Chiswell for a 10-0, six-inning win in the first semifinal, while in the second semifinal, Galax twice answered Narrows threats with big rallies of its own in an 11-5 win.

  • Grayson powers to MED title

    A sudden and severe thunderstorm knocked out the Mountain Empire District softball semifinals Wednesday at Mountain View Park. Power was restored on Thursday, in a big way.

    Grayson County belted nine home runs in two games, rolling to the MED title in a condensed one-day conclusion to the event. The Blue Devils pulled away from Galax 11-1 in six innings in the championship game after pounding six home runs in a 17-0, five-inning semifinal win over Narrows.

    Galax reached the title game by holding off Fort Chiswell 7-3 in a contest resumed in the fifth inning.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/27/13

    Finding help
    My car broke down Tuesday morning on Pipers Gap Road. Lots of cars went right on by. I don’t remember any names, but three vehicles stopped to help me and go make calls, since I was in a no-signal spot. They got the tow truck to me. One couple even came to the garage in Fancy Gap to see for sure I had made it okay. You know who you are, with the baby goats. Thank you all so much. God bless you all and I pray you will have help when you need it someday.

    Speak for yourself

  • Wind farm proposal too close to zoning

    HILLSVILLE — The winds on regulating tall structures on Carroll County ridge lines have shifted again, with county officials deciding that proposal sails too close to zoning.
    Carroll supervisors at their May 13 meeting basically made the decision to scuttle the tall structures proposal that arose after it became public knowledge that EDP Renewables was considering the Stoots Mountain area for a wind farm.
    Officials previously said they would not make a decision on the matter in May, so they put off the vote on the proposal until June.

  • Search for woman comes to tragic end

    The body of Desia Rae George, 33, of Fries, was found last Thursday in a creek alongside Brush Creek Road in Grayson County.
    With that discovery, the investigation shifted from a missing person search to a criminal case.
    George had been missing since April 15.
    It appears that George’s body was dropped off on the side of a road, which leads police to believe that foul play may have been involved, said Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    Investigators are now putting together what happened leading up to that.

  • Arrest Reports 5/27/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects arrested and charged.