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Today's News

  • Galax considers mandatory connections

    Galax City Council is considering implementing a mandatory water connection ordinance.
    City Manager Keith Barker and Edwin Ward, city engineer, have been looking at the impact of a proposed such an ordinance. At this point, the fee structure supports the overall water/sewer operations based on the production and usage, according to a report at council’s June meeting.
    There have been inquires in the past from some larger users about reverting to wells, which would increase the incremental costs to the city and possibly drive the need for a water rate increase.

  • VOTE IN THE READERS' CHOICE AWARDS!

    VOTING HAS ENDED. THANK YOU!

    The Gazette is asking our readers to participate in the 2011 Readers' Choice Awards for your favorite foods, people, places, services and shopping in the Twin Counties.

    Share your favorites with us by picking up a copy of the paper and filling out the official ballot. No copies, faxes or e-mail entries are allowed, and the official, original paper form must be used.

  • Ivanhoe man convicted of rape

     

    HILLSVILLE — An Ivanhoe man, accused of taking advantage of a Mount Rogers Industrial and Developmental Center client in 2008, has been found guilty of two counts of rape in a Carroll County court.

  • Fireworks rescheduled

    Independence has rescheduled its fireworks for Saturday at 10 p.m.

    The show was cancelled Monday night due to weather.

  • Tractor-trailer wreck slows interstate traffic

    HILLSVILLE — Traffic had to slow down on Interstate 77 near the 12 mile marker Wednesday after 4 p.m. after a tractor-trailer overturned on an embankment there.Virginia State Police troopers responded to the scene of the a tractor pulling a double box trailer rig going off the south bound lanes to the right, up an incline and overturned.
    Trooper K.D. Blackburn identified the driver of the 2003 Mack as James Halbert Smith Jr., 53, of Iron Station, N.C.The trooper said that the driver made the statement that he lost control of the tractor-trailer in the rain.

  • Back in the saddle at Joy Ranch

     

  • Immigration, drugs are top concerns

    Galax community leaders, educators, non-profit and city department representatives rallied together on June 30 to gain insight from U.S. Attorney Timothy Heaphy, who prosecutes cases in the western district of Virginia for the U.S. District Court.
    Citizens wanted to address some of the area’s leading issues and needs — drugs, immigration concerns, poverty, hunger and abuse.

  • Readers' Hotline 7/6/11

     

  • Public record for 7/6/11 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 March in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Carroll goes after delinquent taxes

    HILLSVILLE — More Carroll property owners have been convinced to catch up on what they owe in back taxes, the county attorney says.
    Jim Cornwell has been collecting delinquent taxes for the county, and he puts the amount in taxes, penalties and interest at $103,462.
    That number has risen from Cornwell’s report at the June 13 Carroll Board of Supervisors meeting.
    That figure does not include attorney or administration fees or other costs, he stressed. Those fees are covered by the taxpayer being billed.