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Today's News

  • Cavaliers stay hot at Galax

    Few onlookers, if any, believed Galax was out of it Monday night, trailing Carroll County two sets to none in their nondistrict volleyball rematch. Least of all the Cavaliers themselves, who had seen the Maroon Tide erase such a deficit en route to a five-set Galax win in Hillsville two weeks ago.

    This time around, Carroll County never allowed Galax the chance to swing the momentum.

    Having eked out a close win in set No. 2, the Cavaliers stormed away in the third and took a 25-16, 25-22, 25-13 win on the Tide’s home floor.

  • New prison officially opens

    WITH VIDEO

    River North Correctional Center opened on Wednesday as Virginia’s first new prison since 2007, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the Grayson County area.
    River North, lead by Warden Ben Wright, opened as a Security Level IV facility and will house around 1,000 offenders.

  • Virginia Produce to expand in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday announced that Virginia Produce Company, a family-owned agricultural produce wholesaler located in Hillsville, will more than quadruple the size of its operating facility and create 75 new full-time positions.
    During the three-year project, Virginia Produce will invest more than $2.54 million in capital improvements and buy an additional $12 million of produce from Virginia farms.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/25/13

    Check it out
    I’m calling in reference to the article you had a week or two ago about Ricky Bryant singing bluegrass. He is selling CDs now. I bought one. There is a phone number on my CD — (276) 233-4867 to reach him to find out about buying his CDs. I just thought you music fans would want to know. The CD is very good.

    Lead by example

  • Closed school as busy as ever

    HILLSVILLE — Though Woodlawn school won’t be used as an educational facility when its transferred to the county supervisors in October, athletic teams will still need the gym and the ball fields for their games.
    Carroll educators have a timeline to give the former school back to the county supervisors, and both governmental bodies have made plans for the transfer.

  • PSA chairman responds to utility project allegations

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    HILLSVILLE — The chairman of the Carroll County Public Service Authority is standing up for a county sewer utility project that was recently criticized by a Fancy Gap resident.
    Stephen Gregson has asked for an investigation of the approval process for a sewer project in the Fancy Gap area, which he claims was not properly bid or publicized. He also claims an extension of the utility project personally benefitted a Carroll official. He has sought opinions from state and federal authorities.

  • Arrest Reports 9/25/13

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

  • Suspects stole $3,900 worth of iPads

    Two suspects are being sought by the Galax Police Department in connection with the alleged theft of several electronic items from the Walmart store in Galax on Sunday afternoon.

  • DMV warns of scam

    The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles warns the public to be wary of companies that call with offers of cheaper insurance rates based on information from your DMV record.
    DMV does not sell insurance, solicit the sale of insurance, or release driver information for marketing purposes.
    “A few of our customers have called us to let us know they have received automated messages from insurance companies saying they are entitled to a lower insurance rate based on information from their DMV records,’” said DMV spokesperson Sunni Brown.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/23/13

    Driving around
    I’m just wondering why it was okay for town councilman David Young to drive the town police department’s electric car around the Hillsville flea market [with his wife]. Is this practice ethical to use town property? Plenty of people saw it. I’m sure plenty of others would have liked to use it. Isn’t there a policy in the town on equipment being used for personal use?