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Today's News

  • Letters to the Editor for 10/12/09

    Healthcare a right of all citizens

    This is in reference to Patrick Kelly Sr.'s letter to the editor published Sept. 14 in which he stated that during a meeting at New River Community College, Rep. Rick Boucher did not respond adequately to the question, "Where in the [U.S.] Constitution is wording that would allow for the national government to be involved in health care?"

    I was not present at that meeting and I don't know what Rep. Boucher said, so I will not try to defend him.

  • Back-to-back titles for Bell

     RADFORD -- Brent Bell of Galax claimed his second straight class championship at Motor Mile Speedway with a pair of top-two finishes in the season-ending Adams Construction 150 on Sept. 12.

  • Cavs face surprisingly-good Marion

    HILLSVILLE -- Those planning on making the trip to Marion for Carroll County’s Southwest District matchup with the Scarlet Hurricane on Friday may want to make sure they get there on time. This one may be over in a hurry. Not that anybody is expecting a blowout. On the contrary, these two teams appear very evenly-matched, much more so than anyone may have expected at the beginning of the season.

  • Cavaliers battle past Galax

    Some foggy patches obscured vision Monday night for travelers heading from Hillsville to Galax.

  • Maroon Tide girls pick up XC win

    RINER -- Galax’s girls’ cross country team put together its strongest showing of the season Wednesday, winning the Auburn Invitational at Auburn High School.

  • Tide sweeps ‘08 nemesis

    MAX MEADOWS -- It’s hard to erase the memory of looking into the other side of the court and seeing another team celebrates a championship. Thursday night may at least make those memories a little less vivid for Galax. The Maroon Tide completed a season sweep Thursday night of Fort Chiswell, the team that had defeated Galax in five games a year ago to win both the Mountain Empire District tournament and a playoff for the season championship.

  • Cavaliers rout Abingdon 26-7

     ABINGDON -- Dillon Caviness rushed for 183 yards and a pair of touchdowns Friday as Carroll County pulled away from Abingdon for a 26-7 win in a Southwest District game at Falcon Field.

  • Devils ride D to first win

    INDEPENDENCE -- In fracturing a string of losses 17 games and nearly two years long, Grayson County put safety first.

  • Public record for 10/14/09 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 14-Sept. 15 in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:

  • Is It Newsworthy?

    "Does this have to be in the paper?"

    It's a question a reporter on the scene hears quite often, from those who feel a particular incident isn't newsworthy because, in their opinion, it makes the community look bad or it hits too close to home for the person asking the question.

    (A caller to the newspaper's Hotline once lambasted The Gazette for running an article about a drug bust while thousands of music fans were in town for the fiddlers' convention.)