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  • Readers' Hotline 9/16/13

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  • Citizen says conflict issue unresolved

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll citizen has expressed dissatisfaction with a court official’s opinion of the county administrator’s alleged conflict of interest, saying that the review raised as many questions as answers.
    When Mike Goldwasser spoke at the Sept. 9 Carroll County Board of Supervisors meeting, he acknowledged that he’s raised this issue several times over the years about Carroll Administrator Gary Larrowe’s former ownership of a rental property.

  • Galax to study year-round school

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    Grant funding awarded to Galax City Schools will allow the school board to look into the possibility of a year-round curriculum. As a stipulation of the grant, the board will have to make its final decision about the curriculum by next fall.
    In the interest of providing students with resources to succeed academically, the Galax City School Board has looked into several options to improve the curriculum.

  • Meth lab materials found in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Investigators believe that an unknown subject dumped the contents of a mobile methamphetamine lab in an alley behind Hillsville Town Hall on Thursday, according to Hillsville police.
    Police received a call from a town maintenance worker about some suspicious materials found in shrubs in an alley near a town parking lot on Mill Street, said Capt. James Alderman. The worker did not approach the items, but notified authorities.

  • 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.