Today's News

  • Galax man charged in computer scam

    Anthony Gonzalez, 45, of Virginia Street in Galax was arrested April 24 and charged with two misdemeanor counts of obtaining money by false pretenses and one felony count of obtaining money by false pretenses.
    According to a Galax Police Department report, the arrest stemmed from an investigation by Senior Police Officer Bill Shaffner. The department received complaints from victims that Gonzalez solicited the sale of laptop computers between February and April, taking funds in advance. No computers were delivered to the victims.

  • Three charged in attack on Galax man


  • Oracle trial postponed

    The Oracle Institute's religious discrimination case against Grayson County will not be heard Thursday and Friday as scheduled. Grayson County Administrator Jonathon Sweet says the trial has been postponed due to the death of Supervisor Mike Maynard's father. No new date has been set.

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  • Grayson ended year in red

    INDEPENDENCE — Looks can be deceiving, and a brief look at Grayson County’s finances at the end of the 2009-10 fiscal year made it appear that the county was in good shape.
    But the county’s auditor — Diana Cox, a CPA from Robinson, Farmer and Cox — left no doubt that the county was actually in the red as of June 30, 2010.
    Quickly going over the numbers, Cox explained during the board of supervisor’s regular meeting earlier this month that the county’s debt per capita has increased sharply over the last five years.

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  • Senate splits Twin Counties among three districts

    The Virginia Senate passed a revised redistricting plan Thursday that gained bipartisan support but divides the Twin Counties among three state Senate districts.
    The plan dramatically realigns the district represented by Republican Sen. Bill Stanley of Franklin County so that the 19th District will extend from Carroll County to Bedford County and include Salem and territory in Roanoke and Montgomery counties.
    Galax and a portion of Carroll County will fall into the 20th District represented now by Sen. Roscoe Reynolds, D-Henry County.

  • Storms largely spare Twin Counties

    Last Wednesday’s ferocious storms that killed four in Washington County had many less negative effects on the Twin Counties, though it did knock out power and communication services here.
    Many homes and businesses, including The Gazette, found that Internet and phones services were down in the aftermath of the storms that spawned tornados across the South.
    Any customer of Comcast could not connect because the same weather event that left a swath of destruction in the Glade Spring community also impacted the cable company’s fiber optic hub there.