Today's News

  • Osborne determined to meet fitness challenge

    Two winners were chosen to transform themselves through personal training, and The Gazette is following their progress. With less than a month to go, Travis Haynes has nearly reached the end of his 12-week journey, while Treva Osborne has been medically cleared to begin a transformation of her very own.

  • 2013 Baby Contest Winners

    Three happy babies flashed their winning smiles and dimples on Friday, when they took first, second and third place in voting for The Gazette’s 2013 Beautiful Baby Photo Contest.
    This contest is an annual effort to raise funds to support The Gazette’s Newspapers in Education program, which helps to provide newspapers to local schools for educational purposes.

  • Grayson edges Marion in five

    MARION –– Grayson County needed five sets and an extra point to escape Marion, eking out a 15-25, 25-23, 24-26, 25-16, 16-14 volleyball win Thursday night.

    Taylor Cannaday put up 24 assists and added six kills for the Blue Devils (4-1), who overcame a flat start to win their fourth straight match.

    Camryn McGrady led the way on the attack with 14 kills and Emily Lindsey added 12 digs for Grayson.

  • Devils rebound at Rural Retreat

    RURAL RETREAT – Grayson County had a sluggish start against the Rural Retreat Indians but when the Blue Devils hit their stride they rolled over the Indians, 42-13 in a nondistrict game last Friday night.

    After failing to move the ball on their first offensive series, the Blue Devils took advantage of a fumble recovery by Logan Sikes at the Blue Devil 44-yard line.

  • Big plays boost Bruins, 17-13

    BLACKSBURG –– Playing a former district mate missing from the schedule since the old New River District closed up shop 18 years ago, Carroll County nearly found itself atop the standings of the stout River Ridge District after one game in its new league. Instead, Blacksburg picked up where it left off back in 1995.

    The Bruins claimed their 21st straight win over the Cavaliers, scoring touchdowns on two their first four offensive plays in the second half and stopping Carroll late in the game to preserve a 17-13 River Ridge win at David Crist Field.

  • Tide grounds out 55-27 win

    Galax ran for more than 300 yards in the first half Friday night en route to a 55-27 non-district win over Eastern Montgomery.

    The Tide (2-1) handed the ball off on 33 of their 35 offensive plays and gashed the Mustang (0-3) defense for 338 yards in the first two quarters alone.

    After taking the opening kickoff, Galax quickly put runningback Steven Peoples back to work. Having missed the last five quarters of action with a concussion, Peoples wasted no time knocking off the rust.

  • Thursday carjacking suspect sought

    HILLSVILLE — Authorities on Friday continued their search for the suspect from a Thursday afternoon hit and run and abduction that happened in Carroll County, according to Virginia State Police.
    Troopers have identified Joseph Beuford Lee Mabe as the suspect who got involved in a motor vehicle accident in the Oak Grove section of Carroll, according to State Police First Sgt. Mike Musser.

  • Grayson candidate forum set for October

    INDEPENDENCE — The Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced that a public forum for this year’s Grayson County electoral candidates will be held on Oct. 17 at the 1908 Historic Courthouse in Independence.
    This event will allow the public a face-to-face interaction with each the candidates, where they can get a better understanding of the individual values and goals behind the names on this November’s ballot.

  • Galax holds 9/11 memorial service

    Friends, families, first responders and city officials gathered in front of the Galax Police Department on Wednesday morning to honor and remember lost lives at the city’s second annual 9/11 Memorial event.
    The terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, resulted in almost 3,000 fatalities, and many first responders died in their efforts to save the lives of civilians they had never met.

  • WWII veteran searches for lost pen pal

    When the mail arrives for soldiers stationed overseas, the contents of the mailbag can make or break the mood at camp that day.
    A letter from husbands, wives, parents, children or even a stranger is all it takes to give a soldier that important connection to the home they are fighting for, along with the means to escape their surroundings for a minute or two.