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Today's News

  • Readers' Hotline 5/27/13

    Finding help
    My car broke down Tuesday morning on Pipers Gap Road. Lots of cars went right on by. I don’t remember any names, but three vehicles stopped to help me and go make calls, since I was in a no-signal spot. They got the tow truck to me. One couple even came to the garage in Fancy Gap to see for sure I had made it okay. You know who you are, with the baby goats. Thank you all so much. God bless you all and I pray you will have help when you need it someday.

    Speak for yourself

  • Wind farm proposal too close to zoning

    HILLSVILLE — The winds on regulating tall structures on Carroll County ridge lines have shifted again, with county officials deciding that proposal sails too close to zoning.
    Carroll supervisors at their May 13 meeting basically made the decision to scuttle the tall structures proposal that arose after it became public knowledge that EDP Renewables was considering the Stoots Mountain area for a wind farm.
    Officials previously said they would not make a decision on the matter in May, so they put off the vote on the proposal until June.

  • Search for woman comes to tragic end

    The body of Desia Rae George, 33, of Fries, was found last Thursday in a creek alongside Brush Creek Road in Grayson County.
    With that discovery, the investigation shifted from a missing person search to a criminal case.
    George had been missing since April 15.
    It appears that George’s body was dropped off on the side of a road, which leads police to believe that foul play may have been involved, said Carroll County Sheriff J.B. Gardner.
    Investigators are now putting together what happened leading up to that.

  • Arrest Reports 5/27/13

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

  • REGION TOURNAMENT RESULTS

     REGION C DIVISION 2 BASEBALL

    Quarterfinals

    Chilhowie 7, Giles 2

    Glenvar 8, Radford 7

    Floyd County 9, James River 6

    Grayson County 4, Fort Chiswell 2

    Semifinals at James River H.S.

    Glenvar 9, Chilhowie 4

    Grayson County 10, Floyd County 2

    Championship at Calfee Park

    Glenvar 7, Grayson County 4

     

    REGION C DIVISION 1 BASEBALL

  • 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.