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Today's News

  • Community bands together to help Oklahoma

    In the wake of a deadly series of tornadoes that devastated the lives of thousands in Oklahoma, organizations in our community and all over are banding together to deliver relief in as many ways as they can.
    The Galax Fire Department, Cornerstone Church and God’s Pit Crew have joined to collect everything from food and basic items to money and prayers for the tornado victims.
    Woods River Chapter of the American Red Cross is also requesting monetary donations to help put together the relief kits.

  • Carroll supervisors pass budget

    HILLSVILLE — With action to adopt the budget at the May 13 meeting, Carroll supervisors cemented the fiscal year 2014 real estate tax rate at 68 cents.
    The supervisors quickly adopted two budget-related motions proposed by the two elected officials on the county budget committee at that meeting.
    Supervisor Phil McCraw made a motion to approve the approximately $39.12 million general county budget, which was approved. Including the $39.6 million funding for schools, the total Carroll budget comes in at about $78.8 million.

  • Woodlawn School gets moving

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll schools officials have advised educators and staff affected by the county’s grade reshuffling, particularly those at Woodlawn, that it’s time to get moving.
    With the closing of the school steeped in history at Woodlawn, grades six and seven will join the eighth grade at what will now be called the Carroll County Middle School this fall. The ninth grade will go to Carroll County High School.

  • Arrest Reports 5/24/13

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

  • Play follows women's friendship through the decades

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

  • Local relief on the way to Oklahoma

    Firefighters are joining with a local church and a Galax industry to collect and deliver much-needed supplies to victims of deadly tornados in Oklahoma.
    This week, pastor Michael Morris, announced that Cornerstone Church in Galax was joining with the Galax Volunteer Fire Department and God’s Pit Crew to collect supplies on Saturday. They will be at Walmart in Galax starting at 8 a.m.
    The local Woods River Chapter of American Red Cross also is collecting monetary donations from the community to help with disaster relief.

  • Tide blanks G-girls to reach semis

    After a nondescript start, Galax finished strong in its Mountain Empire District quarterfinal win over Graham. Kinda like the Maroon Tide’s season in general.

    Having started the season by dropping 10 of its first 13 games, and having seen its first six batters retired in order on Monday, Galax won for the fifth time in its last seven outings by coming on strong in the third and fourth innings, blowing past Graham 10-0 in a five-inning game at Mountain View Park.

  • MED baseball and softball tournaments suspended

     The semifinal rounds of the Mountain Empire District baseball and softball tournaments were both suspended Wednesday due to the thunderstorm that swept through the area. In softball, Galax led Fort Chiswell 6-3 with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning when play was halted two outs short of an official game. Play resumed Thursday at the point where it was stopped.

    In baseball, Grayson County led Fort Chiswell 3-0 in the bottom of the second when the game was suspended. It, too, was resumed Thursday at the point which the game was halted.

  • Carroll girls edge Martinsville in Region IV tennis

    MARTINSVILLE –– Carroll County took two of the three doubles matches and three of the five completed singles matches to get past Martinsville 5-3 in the quarterfinals Tuesday of the Region IV girls’ tennis team tournament at Martinsville High School.

    The Cavaliers’ Cassidi McCann and Kelly Lundy defeated Kate Dietrich and Hannah LaPrade 6-3, 6-4 and teammates Sarah Light and Kirstin Robinson downed the Bulldog duo of Violet Mazurek and Ashleigh Buck 6-1, 6-2 for a 2-1 Carroll team advantage entering singles play.

  • Cavs upset in SWD semis

    HILLSVILLE –– Scoring opportunities like the one Tazewell wasted in the first inning against Carroll County have been few and far between in games between the two this year.

    The Bulldogs didn’t blow their second chance.

    Having come up empty despite three first-inning singles, Tazewell pushed four runs across in a decisive third-inning rally and went on to shut out the Cavaliers 5-0 in the Southwest District softball semifinals Tuesday at CCHS.