Today's News

  • Police say man shot while trying to steal car


  • Waddell looks back on career in performing arts

    Carol Waddell wrote this retrospective of her time with the Galax Theatre Guild and shared it with The Gazette.

  • Stage to be dedicated to Carol Waddell


  • Cavs 3-for-3 against Grayson

    HILLSVILLE –– With Grayson County comprising one-third of Carroll County’s nine-game schedule thus far, the Cavaliers are probably ready to see a fresh face across the court for a change. With three losses to Carroll County in Grayson's last five games, the Blue Devils are probably downright sick of the Cavaliers.

    The third meeting in the last 19 days between the two schools produced the same result as the first two as the Cavaliers swept the season series with a 68-51 win in a nondistrict game Wednesday night.

  • Tide, Cavaliers pound Tazewell

     TAZEWELL –– Galax obliterated Tazewell in the first and fourth quarters, rolling to a nondistrict 79-56 win Wednesday over the Bulldogs.

    The Maroon Tide (4-0) jumped out to a 21-7 lead after one quarter of play and finished the game by dominating the fourth period 24-9.

    Five players hit double figures for the Maroon Tide, led by Austin Pack and Lawrence Parsons with 18 points each. Devonte McKinney scored 13 points while Deion George and Eddie Hanks chipped in 12 points each.

  • VHSL poised for shift to 6-division system

    CHARLOTTESVILLE ––The Virginia High School League is a big step closer to moving from three classifications to six while significantly reshaping current district alignments, beginning in the 2013-14 school year.

    An ad hoc task force of the VHSL Executive Committee on Wednesday released data from a Dec. 19 meeting that sets parameters for the first major realignment of VHSL schools since 1970, when the league adopted the current three-classification system.

  • Fort knocks off Blue Devils

    INDEPENDENCE –– Grayson County’s Mountain Empire District schedule got off to a rough start Friday night as Fort Chiswell used a strong first quarter to fuel a 73-54 win in the MED opener for both schools.

    With the score tied at 4-4, Fort Chiswell’s Daniel Hamm got the Pioneers (9-3 overall, 1-0 district) going by draining 3-pointers on consecutive possessions. Brett Mabry knocked down another triple on Fort’s next trip down the floor and the Pioneers were off to the races as their lead grew to 11 points in less than two minutes.

  • Grayson Co. girls surge to win

    INDEPENDENCE –– Slowly but surely, Grayson County’s girls’ basketball program is getting there. The Blue Devils even have a winning streak going.

    With four freshmen in its starting lineup, Grayson County used a 16-0 run spanning halftime to separate itself from Fort Chiswell, winning its first Mountain Empire District game since the 2007-08 season, a span of 27 regular season and tournament games, with a 48-39 decision Friday night.

  • Carroll native dies in Ohio fire

    An Ohio newspaper reports that Donald Ray Frazier, a Carroll County native, has died as the result of a Jan. 3 fire at his home in Mill Creek Township, Ohio.
    The 65-year-old Frazier leaves behind many family members in Hillsville and other communities in Southwest Virginia, according to an online obituary.
    Reports in the The Coshocton Tribune newspaper in Ohio say that the cause of the fire had not been determined as of Friday, though they noted that the blaze appeared to have originated near the home’s wood burning stove.

  • 'Treasure Hunters' coming to Galax