Today's News

  • Lucky 13

    Thirteen has been a “lucky number” for Paul and Melda Hill of Galax.

    They were married Aug. 13, 2000, and will be observing 13 years together. Thirteen people attended their wedding and their honeymoon in Florida was for 13 days.

  • Aldermans celebrate wedding anniversary

    Donnie and Linda Alderman celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in June with a week-long vacation with their family.

    Their children are Rodney of Galax, Brian and wife Monica of Cleveland, Tenn., and Rhonda and husband Robert of Statesville, N.C. They have two grandchildren, Jared of Charlote, N.C., and Ella Kate of Cleveland.
    The Aldermans are thankful for God’s many blessings.

  • Bowers, Griggs to marry

    Will Griggs and Ashton Bowers will be married Oct. 18 in Highlands Ranch, Colo., at the Highlands Ranch Mansion.
    Griggs is the son of Laurie C. Griggs of Galax and Charles and Michele Griggs of Penhook. His grandparents are Ruthie R. Griggs and Bill and Bobbie Copeland, all of Hillsville.

    Bowers is the daughter of Rick and Robin Bowers of Highland Ranch, Colo., and the granddaughter of William Taylor of Wingate, N.C.

  • Public record for 8/28/13 edition

    Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record. The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in April in the Galax General District Court Office, Galax. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Readers' Hotline 8/28/13

    It’s simple
    This is in response to all the comments about speed traps in Galax and surrounding areas. If you don’t speed, you don’t get a ticket. If you break the law, you should get a ticket. One law is just as important as any other law. Try slowing down and you won’t get a ticket and there is no trap at all.

    Costly change

  • Wilson join race for Grayson treasurer

    INDEPENDENCE ― Gary Wilson recently became the sixth and final candidate for the office of Grayson County treasurer. He will run as an independent.
    Wilson graduated from Fries High School in 1974 and began studies in business administration while working part time with his father at the country store known as Green Valley Grocery, or  “Bob’s Store,” near Fries.

  • GHS rallies to end bullying

    Galax schools are sponsoring an “End Bullying” campaign this year, which was kicked off with a division-wide pep rally on Aug. 23.
    Elementary, middle and high school students met at the Galax High School gym, where they heard an important message from motivational speaker Bob Garrity, an anti-bullying trainer who has worked with more than 40 school divisions in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Illinois.

  • Second year of U.S. 58 work begins in Carroll

    LAUREL FORK — Branch Highways celebrated the 100 jobs supported by the $120 million, U.S. 58 widening project that spans three counties, including eastern Carroll.
    The Roanoke-based construction outfit is beginning its second of four years working on the 8.2-mile project, according to a news release from the company.

  • Arrest Reports 8/28/13

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

  • Flea market will bring thousands to Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Tens of thousands of people will head to Hillsville over Labor Day weekend to experience flea market shopping heaven, creating the potential of traffic hell for others.
    The Labor Day Gun Show and Flea Market will open for business Friday at 7 a.m. and wrap up Monday at 5 p.m.
    While Hillsville does its best to accommodate crowds estimated at more than half a million in the past, the Virginia Department of Transportation has issued its annual statement, warning those who might not want to be ensnared in the shopping bonanza to steer clear.