Today's News

  • Elk Creek Old Fiddlers' Convention Winners


  • Wrong is wrong in any language

     It didn’t happen this year, but it was recently enough to still stick in one’s mind.

    The Galax High School boys’ soccer team was in a postseason tournament, playing a team from outside The Gazette’s coverage area with a state tournament berth on the line.

  • Galax boys’ soccer rewarded

    Forays into the state’s final four by the Galax boys’ basketball and boys’ soccer teams this past school year have let Virginia know that there are some pretty good athletes in Galax.

    It has also let the state know that there are some pretty decent young men here.

    The Maroon Tide soccer team was presented the Sportsmanship Award at the conclusion of the Group A state soccer tournament at Radford recently, that coming on the heels of the state champion basketball team earning the same award in March.

  • Grayson ends year with $5.2M in bank

    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson supervisors approved the county’s 2011-12 budget after reaching all goals set forth prior to the budget season, and were able to give county employees a one-time cost-of-living increase.
    The county passed its $17.6 million budget on June 23 without raising the tax levy for the first time in three years.
    After closing out the 2010-11 budget, County Administrator Jonathan Sweet gave the board a snapshot of where the county stands financially at the end of this budget year, compared to last year.

  • Keller to serve 10 years


  • Weight training can keep women strong and healthy


  • Vaught seeks second term as prosecutor


  • Barker: Citizens should determine vision of city's future

    The City of Galax is seeking input from citizens as it develops a comprehensive plan.
    The city has been holding a series of public meetings to gather feedback from citizens and determine its vision.
    “It’s a guiding document in planning and development in land use and creating opportunities for the citizens,” said Galax City Manger Keith Barker.
    The document looks five to 20 years into the future. It is revisited every five years to track the needs of the city or make changes to the vision.

  • Hillsville man faces 8 charges

    HILLSVILLE — A Thursday fight at a Main Street apartment led to eight charges against a 20-year-old Hillsville man, according to authorities.
    Authorities say the arrest of Terrence Wheeler Kade came after town officers received a call of a fight in progress.
    Officer Alan Gravley arrived on the scene first and saw a subject coming out of the apartment building where the call for help originated from, according to a news release from Hillsville Police Department.

  • Woman charged with depositing counterfeit checks

    ABINGDON — A 37-year-old Hillsville woman was indicted last week by a federal grand jury in U.S. District Court on charges that she repeatedly deposited counterfeit checks at local banks.
    The grand jury has charged Regina Hines Hill with three counts of possessing or uttering a counterfeit security. If convicted, she faces a maximum possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $250,000 on each of the three counts.