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Today's News

  • 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.

  • FIRST CLASS: Grads form bond, remember lost classmate

    The first students to graduate from a Master's degree program through Averett University at Crossroads Institute formed a close bond as they worked through challenging classwork and coped with the loss of a classmate.

  • Crossroads offers new degree programs

     

  • Anders in stable condition after being shot by deputies

    UPDATE 5/7/13:

    Randy Lee Anders is now in stable condition, according to Grayson Sheriff Richard Vaughan. Charges are still pending the outcome of a Virginia State Police investigation of the shooting.

    ORIGINAL STORY:

  • Removing obstacles to higher education

    A higher education for residents of Galax, Carroll County and Grayson County used to entail a lot of mileage and time away from work and family, not to mention unthinkable amounts of gas money.
    Today, that’s no longer the case.
    After Crossroads Institute opened in 2005, locals were able to take distance learning classes through Wytheville Community College, which offers an assortment of two-year degrees and the opportunity to transfer to even higher institutions of learning.

  • Ponies of the Highlands: Photos & Video

    WHITETOP — Grayson Highlands State Park is a beautiful place to visit, hike, camp or just get away from your regular routine. Just be sure to keep your eye to the sky for fast changing weather conditions and always go prepared.
    After my many visits there, I always had a lingering disappointment in the back of my mind every time I was about to make my way down the long winding road out of the park – I still had yet to see the infamous wild ponies that inhabit the balds of the mountain top, which I had heard so many stories about.