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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 3/13/13

    Misunderstood
    To the editor: I am the one that called in the “gun control worries” in the Hotline. You are misunderstanding me. I am not saying the officers should not get a lunch break. I am saying I shouldn’t go by the restaurant and see [so many officers from different police agencies] at the same time. I am saying that if the police officers were out patrolling and not at lunch at the same time, people might not be afraid and may not all want to buy guns and carry guns. Don’t post and misinterpret what I said.

  • County to restrict windmills

    READ THE MOUNTAIN RIDGE PROTECITON ORDINANCE AND SEE A MAP OF PROTECTED AREAS — LINKS AT END OF STORY

  • Arrest Reports 3/13/13

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

  • Police: suspect took gold, fled to Hawaii

    HILLSVILLE — A small-time criminal cracks a safe, steals gold bars and runs off to a tropical island, becoming a fugitive from justice.
    It sounds like the plot of a pirate movie or an Elmore Leonard crime novel, but that’s what local police say are the details of a 2012 burglary.
    Two Carroll County deputies recently made a trip to Hilo, Hawaii, to bring back a 28-year-old suspect in the Dec. 27 grand larceny of a large amount of cash, collectible coins and small gold bars from a Hillsville residence.

  • Turns 95

    Ruby Lineberry Bowers turned 95 on Feb. 27, 2013. She was born Feb. 27, 1918. She is the widow of Raymond Bowers.

    She celebrated with family and friends at her home. Her children and spouses include Johnny and Barbara Bowers, Myrtle and Kent Davis, Patricia Diamond, Janice Bowers and the late Clarence Bowers and the late Ray Bowers. She has eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

  • She's four

    Caelyn Brooke Nuckolls of Galax celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 14 with a Cinderella party.

    Her parents are Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls. Her grandparents are Theresa Gunter, Darrin and Julie Gunter, David Nuckolls and Al and Ruby Payne.

  • She's two

    Taylor Cheyanne Nuckolls of Galax celebrated her second birthday Feb. 23 with a beach-themed party.

    Her parents are Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls. Her grandparents are Theresa Gunter, Darrin and Julie Gunter, David Nuckolls and Al and Ruby Payne.

  • Public record for 3/13/13 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 November of 2012 in the Grayson County General District Court Office, Independence. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Choate faces firearms charges

     

  • Galax Elementary receives $10K grand prize check

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    City officials, school faculty, staff and students gathered in the auditorium of Galax Elementary School on March 8 to celebrate the school’s Cooperative Center for Exceptional Children’s victory in the UCT Gives Back Contest.
    Several representatives of United Commercial Travelers, including CEO Joe Hoffman, arrived at the school to present the class with its $10,000 prize.
    The school won the national contest, in which supporters voted for the class’ entry online.