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Today's News

  • Davidson pitches Cavs to win; Devils rally with big 7th

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County notched a big Southwest District softball win on Tuesday as Gracie Davidson shut out Richlands on four hits in the Cavaliers’ 3-0 victory.

    Davidson walked one and struck out five on the day as Carroll County improved to 9-5 overall, 2-2 in SWD play. The young righthander had to work out of a pair of jams as Richlands had two runners on base in both the third and sixth innings, but only one Blue Tornado runner advanced past second base all day.

  • Callahan, Devils shut down Chilhowie 9-1

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County pitcher Chelsea Callahan wasn’t perfect all day. Just most of it.

    A sophomore, Callahan allowed just two baserunners, issued zero walks and got flawless defense behind her as the Blue Devils took a 9-1 softball win Tuesday in a nondistrict game at the Grayson County Recreation Park.

  • Cavaliers hold on for 2-1 win

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County hasn’t had the best of luck this year when it comes to scoring runs. But Wednesday, the Cavaliers were really good at dodging bullets.

    Carroll County diffused a pair of late-inning predicaments and made the most of another lean day at the plate, holding off Grayson County 2-1 in a nondistrict game at Bill Worrell Field.

  • Maroon Tide chills Graham in DH

    Bluefield Daily Telegraph


    BLUEFIELD — It felt more like March than May, but it didn’t seem to bother the Maroon Tide.

    Caleb Spurlin had four hits, drove in five runs and scored three more, and Logan Beamer threw a no-hitter in the second game, and Nick Davis scattered five hits in the opener, leading Galax to a Mountain Empire District sweep over Graham 4-2 and 6-0 on a cold and windy Friday evening at Graham Middle School.

  • Graham hands Tide girls MED loss

    Galax’s top doubles tandem remained undefeated on the year but Graham easily took the team win, knocking off the Maroon Tide 8-1 in a Mountain Empire District girls’ tennis match Thursday at Felts Park.

    The two teams started the afternoon in doubles, and the Maroon Tide duo of Hanks and Davis bounced back from a close 7-5 loss in the first set to score a 5-7, 6-2, 6-4 win over the G-Girls’ Caitlin Williams and Rebecca Day.

  • Quick start lifts Galax to 3-1 win

    With footwork like that, using one’s hands would only gum up the process.

    A fast break goal that would have made Roy Williams proud gave Galax a 2-0 lead nine minutes in and the Maroon Tide held off Graham 3-1 in a critical Mountain Empire District soccer match Thursday at Galax High School.

    Galax upped its overall record to 11-0 with the win and is now 4-0 in district play after clearing the big hurdle provided by the G-Men.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/6/13

    Still owes
    I want to let the people of Galax know that evidently they don’t need their tax money. I went down there with checkbook in hand ready to pay my taxes the other day because I had been behind. I owed 2011 and 2012 and I tried to pay them and that woman said, no, I had to go through a collection agency to pay them. Well, I am not going through a collection agency to pay them so they can just do without, I guess. I guess they will do fine without me.

    Mouths running

  • Arrest Reports 5/6/13

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

  • Bypass speed limit increase delayed


    UPDATE MAY 6 — Rain has washed out the Virginia Department of Transportation to raise the speed limit on U.S. 58 at Hillsville in the short term.

    Though VDOT had anticipated being able to install the new superhighway speed limit signs on what's commonly known as the Hillsville bypass by May 6, but inclement weather has interfered.

  • Grayson budget shortfall shrinks

    INDEPENDENCE – After recommendations from the county administrator and a few additional adjustments, Grayson County Supervisors have closed the gap in the 2013-14 budget by more than $1.2 million.
    Supervisors held their second budget work session on May 1 and began the night facing a much more manageable $240,000 deficit between projected revenues and expenditures for the FY 2014 budget.