Today's News

  • Two indicted for welfare fraud in Galax

    Two Galax residents were charged by a Grayson County grand jury with welfare fraud, after they receive benefits of more than $200 that they were not entitled to receive, according to the Galax Police Department and Galax Department of Social Services.
    Galax police arrested Emily Kathleen Halsey, 33, and Jason Reedy, 38, on Nov. 7.
    They are alleged to have made false statements and withheld information that would have affected their eligibility for benefits.

  • Robbery suspects caught

    HILLSVILLE — Two Cincinnati, Ohio, men were caught in Surry County, N.C., after allegedly robbing a Pennsylvania man at the Love’s Truck Stop in Lambsburg on Nov. 8.
    The Carroll Sheriff’s Office received a call shortly before 7 p.m. reporting that truck driver Caesar Barone was overpowered by two men who took his money at the business off Exit 1.

  • Outgoing school board member looks back

    Phillip Berrier represents the Fancy Gap District on the Carroll School Board. He was one of three members who were not returned to office in the Nov. 8 election.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/14/11

    Getting along
    I just read The Gazette about all the nice comments that the Grayson County and Galax citizens said about each other and their teams. It is wonderful that these two schools and communities have come together and treated each other with such respect. That is such a great lesson to teach our young people. I only wish that school board politicians in Carroll County could follow that example. It’s a shame that Carroll County High School doesn’t have that school spirit. It’s just not there anymore.

  • Galax to open state at Rye Cove

     Rye Cove defeated J.I. Burton in the finals of the Region D Division 1 tournament Saturday and will be the destination for Galax in the opening round of the Group A Division 1 state tournament Tuesday.

    The contest will be a rematch of last year's state quarterfinals, in which Rye Cove  defeated Galax  3-1.

  • Chargers bump Galax for title

    There were a total of 205 points played and won in the Region C Division 1 volleyball championship match Thursday at Galax High School. Points No. 181 and 182 are the ones the Maroon Tide will remember.

    Leading two sets to one and tied at 24 in the fourth game, Galax was two points away from claiming its first region championship in volleyball when Bath County pulled out the set, then pulled away in the fifth to successfully defend its title 25-15, 17-25, 24-26, 26-24, 15-8.

  • Blue Devils handle Graham, 35-15

    INDEPENDENCE – Grayson County won its first playoff game since 1991 Friday night with a 35-15 triumph over a much improved Graham team in the opening round of the Group A Division 2 Western Section tournament at Bill Strong Field.

    It was the second win over the G-Men this season for the Blue Devils, who beat them 41-3 in an Oct. 7 regular season game.

    “Graham came to play and their quickness and execution gave us some problems,” said Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson.

  • Maroon Tide rolls, 64-7

    On a date like 11/11/11, there was no way a 1 was  going down.

    Top-seeded Galax opened its postseason in dominant fashion and thoroughly dismantled No. 16 Holston, thumping the youthful Cavaliers 64-7 in the opening round of the Western Section Division 1 playoffs Friday at Galax High School

    The Maroon Tide advances to this week’s second round, where it will host No. 8 Castlewood (8-3), a 38-24 winner over Rye Cove.

  • Fancy Gap Christmas Bazaar to be held Saturday

    FANCY GAP — The 25th year of the Bulldog Booster Club's Christmas Bazaar at Fancy Gap Elementary School will feature unique gift items, according to the organizer.

    Scheduled for Nov. 12 at the school, the event begins at 7 a.m.

  • ELECTION 2011: Reynolds concedes to Stanley