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Today's News

  • Turman named VFW volunteer of year

    HILLSVILLE — Lilias Turman, 90, reported to the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 at 5 a.m. on May 15 to help cook breakfast for the many law enforcement representatives that attended the Peace Officers Memorial Day observance.
    It’s for actions like this in a busy schedule of helping her community that Turman’s sisters in the VFW ladies’ auxiliary recognized her as volunteer of the year in Loyalty Day activities.

  • Primary elections to be held June 11

    Absentee voting has started for the June 11 statewide Democratic primary.
    The statewide primary is to select Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor and attorney general.
    There are also numerous primary elections for the House of Delegates and local offices in various areas of the state.
    Among them is the 6th District House race to select the Republican nominee for the November election. Incumbent Annie B. Crockett-Stark of Wytheville is retiring. The 6th District includes all of Carroll and Wythe counties and part of Smyth County.

  • Community bands together to help Oklahoma

    In the wake of a deadly series of tornadoes that devastated the lives of thousands in Oklahoma, organizations in our community and all over are banding together to deliver relief in as many ways as they can.
    The Galax Fire Department, Cornerstone Church and God’s Pit Crew have joined to collect everything from food and basic items to money and prayers for the tornado victims.
    Woods River Chapter of the American Red Cross is also requesting monetary donations to help put together the relief kits.

  • Carroll supervisors pass budget

    HILLSVILLE — With action to adopt the budget at the May 13 meeting, Carroll supervisors cemented the fiscal year 2014 real estate tax rate at 68 cents.
    The supervisors quickly adopted two budget-related motions proposed by the two elected officials on the county budget committee at that meeting.
    Supervisor Phil McCraw made a motion to approve the approximately $39.12 million general county budget, which was approved. Including the $39.6 million funding for schools, the total Carroll budget comes in at about $78.8 million.

  • Woodlawn School gets moving

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll schools officials have advised educators and staff affected by the county’s grade reshuffling, particularly those at Woodlawn, that it’s time to get moving.
    With the closing of the school steeped in history at Woodlawn, grades six and seven will join the eighth grade at what will now be called the Carroll County Middle School this fall. The ninth grade will go to Carroll County High School.

  • Arrest Reports 5/24/13

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

  • Play follows women's friendship through the decades

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

  • Local relief on the way to Oklahoma

    Firefighters are joining with a local church and a Galax industry to collect and deliver much-needed supplies to victims of deadly tornados in Oklahoma.
    This week, pastor Michael Morris, announced that Cornerstone Church in Galax was joining with the Galax Volunteer Fire Department and God’s Pit Crew to collect supplies on Saturday. They will be at Walmart in Galax starting at 8 a.m.
    The local Woods River Chapter of American Red Cross also is collecting monetary donations from the community to help with disaster relief.

  • Tide blanks G-girls to reach semis

    After a nondescript start, Galax finished strong in its Mountain Empire District quarterfinal win over Graham. Kinda like the Maroon Tide’s season in general.

    Having started the season by dropping 10 of its first 13 games, and having seen its first six batters retired in order on Monday, Galax won for the fifth time in its last seven outings by coming on strong in the third and fourth innings, blowing past Graham 10-0 in a five-inning game at Mountain View Park.

  • MED baseball and softball tournaments suspended

     The semifinal rounds of the Mountain Empire District baseball and softball tournaments were both suspended Wednesday due to the thunderstorm that swept through the area. In softball, Galax led Fort Chiswell 6-3 with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning when play was halted two outs short of an official game. Play resumed Thursday at the point where it was stopped.

    In baseball, Grayson County led Fort Chiswell 3-0 in the bottom of the second when the game was suspended. It, too, was resumed Thursday at the point which the game was halted.