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Today's News

  • Don't fall for loan modification scam, BBB warns

    Several consumers in Western Virginia have been contacted by loan modification companies offering services in direct violation of Federal Trade Commission regulations, according to an alert from the Better Business Bureau.
    While there are many reputable mortgage relief companies, these particular companies have requested advance fees and have violated several FTC rules.

  • Gravley leads all-SWD voting

    HILLSVILLE –– There’s no good reason anyone should question Ryan Gravley’s being chosen as the 2012-13 Southwest District player of the year. But should a dissenting opinion arise, the Carroll County senior can always reply that he had a better year than the kid who won it last year.

    Gravley, who also happens to be that kid who won it last year, was voted the district’s top player for the second year in a row, leading a list of six Twin County players and three coaches named to their respective boys’ or girls’ first teams.

  • Cav duo lead Region IV voting

    Carroll County’s Ryan Gravley and Brad Hawks headlined the 2012-13 all-Region IV boys’ basketball team with Gravley being named the player of the year and Hawks earning the Division 4 coach of the year award.

    Gravley led Carroll County in scoring, assists and free throw shooting as the Cavaliers won their second straight Southwest District championship and their first Region IV championship since 1979-80.

  • Tide makes most of last chance

    FLOYD –– A gloriously beautiful weekend gave way to a dreary, chilly Monday, but the nippy and overcast start to the new week provided something that was lacking under the warm blue skies of a day before.

    They’re playing baseball again.

    A young Galax took its time getting the bats going but finally strung together a rally in its final turn at bat, scoring three runs in the top of the seventh to overcome Floyd County for a 3-1 nondistrict win in the season opener for both schools.

  • A New Cat Under the Hat

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    The semi-circle of children gathered around Sarah Largen were at full attention as the Galax Public Library’s new youth services coordinator animatedly led them into the wacky world of Dr. Seuss.
    As the whimsical rhyming continued, several small gasps were heard from the audience. Small fingers pointed towards the door, where the Cat in the Hat stood, waving.

  • Readers' Hotline 3/13/13

    Misunderstood
    To the editor: I am the one that called in the “gun control worries” in the Hotline. You are misunderstanding me. I am not saying the officers should not get a lunch break. I am saying I shouldn’t go by the restaurant and see [so many officers from different police agencies] at the same time. I am saying that if the police officers were out patrolling and not at lunch at the same time, people might not be afraid and may not all want to buy guns and carry guns. Don’t post and misinterpret what I said.

  • County to restrict windmills

    READ THE MOUNTAIN RIDGE PROTECITON ORDINANCE AND SEE A MAP OF PROTECTED AREAS — LINKS AT END OF STORY

  • Arrest Reports 3/13/13

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

  • Police: suspect took gold, fled to Hawaii

    HILLSVILLE — A small-time criminal cracks a safe, steals gold bars and runs off to a tropical island, becoming a fugitive from justice.
    It sounds like the plot of a pirate movie or an Elmore Leonard crime novel, but that’s what local police say are the details of a 2012 burglary.
    Two Carroll County deputies recently made a trip to Hilo, Hawaii, to bring back a 28-year-old suspect in the Dec. 27 grand larceny of a large amount of cash, collectible coins and small gold bars from a Hillsville residence.

  • Turns 95

    Ruby Lineberry Bowers turned 95 on Feb. 27, 2013. She was born Feb. 27, 1918. She is the widow of Raymond Bowers.

    She celebrated with family and friends at her home. Her children and spouses include Johnny and Barbara Bowers, Myrtle and Kent Davis, Patricia Diamond, Janice Bowers and the late Clarence Bowers and the late Ray Bowers. She has eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.