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Today's News

  • Cavaliers, Blue Devils stay hot

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County racked up 11 runs in the first inning and clinched the Mountain Empire District regular season baseball title Wednesday with a 17-2, five-inning win over Galax at the Grayson Rec. Park.

    The Blue Devils (13-5 overall, 8-1 district) won for the third time in three days this week, and won their fifth straight since suffering back-to-back one-run losses to start the month.

  • Cavaliers blank Tazewell

    HILLSVILLE –– As the only two seniors on the Carroll County softball team, Autumn Hill and Ragan Halsey anchor the Cavaliers in a figurative manner. They do so in a more literal sense as the team’s first and third basemen and its No. 3 and 4 hitters.

    Situated in between the two on the diamond, and in the middle of it all Tuesday, was freshman pitcher Gracie Davidson.

    The young Carroll right-hander shut down Tazewell on three hits, striking out nine and walking two as the Cavaliers claimed a 6-0 Southwest District win.

  • Carroll County silences Falcons for big SWD win

    ABINGDON –– Freshman pitcher Gracie Davidson kept a potent Abingdon lineup under control for seven innings Friday and Carroll County claimed a key 2-1 Southwest District softball win over the Falcons.

    Davidson scattered six hits, struck out two, issued one walk and let her defense do its thing behind her, and the Cavaliers responded by handling all 18 chances flawlessly, coming within an out of shutting out the Falcons.

    Davidson also had an RBI single for Carroll County.

     

    BOYS’ SOCCER

  • Devils, Tide start busy week

    As far as Monday – and only Monday – is concerned, Grayson County’s 5-2 win over Galax was of great importance, a hard-fought win by the Blue Devils over their fellow co-leader in the Mountain Empire District baseball standings.

    But as far as the week as a whole is concerned, “a man’s week,” according to Grayson coach Mike Worrell, Monday’s outcome may turn out to not matter a whit to either team by Saturday evening.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/15/13

    Easily impressed
    I would just like to thank the person who put the Mexican salt and pepper shakers on my car Friday. Thank you so much. I love them.

    Don’t tread on truckers

  • Arrest Reports 5/15/13

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

  • 6th District candidates emerging

    Two candidates are now vying for the Republican nomination to replace retiring Del. Annie B. Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville) in the November election.
    Rural Retreat businessman and farmer Jack Weaver is the latest to announce a bid for the 6th District Virginia House of Delegates seat. Jeff Campbell, the former mayor of Saltville, already is seeking the party’s nomination.

  • Police say vehicles stolen, wrecked and returned

     

  • Woodlawn staff says goodbye to school

    WOODLAWN — Preparations for the closing of Woodlawn School have been going on for several weeks.
    Paintings have come down from the main hallway walls, a little red wagon has carted out boxes of documents as the clearing begins and the staff has started to sort through the items they’ve accumulated on their desks and in their offices over the years.

  • Carroll water projects advance

    HILLSVILLE — Two Carroll County water projects advanced, at least on paper, as the Public Service Authority approved financing documents Monday.
    County officials made headway on the Coon Ridge water project, approving the process of awarding the contract to the lowest bidder, contingent on federal funding agency Rural Development signing off as well, according to PSA documentation.
    Authority members also adopted the loan resolution required to pay for a water system installation at Interstate 77’s Exit 1 at Lambsburg.