Today's News

  • Independence drivers win at Elk Creek

    ELK CREEK – Elk Creek Dragway has been a busy place the last two weekends.

    In May 22 racing, Independence drivers won three of the five classes.

    In Pro-Line Performance Super Pro, Gary Boyer of Independence took the title driving a big block Chevy at a speed of 117.82 mph. Alan Bales of Atkins, Va., was runner-up in a Chevy S-10 pickup truck.

    Jamie Holston of Rural Retreat claimed the Footbrake class with a speed of 83.38 mph driving a small block Chevy. Tom Baker of Princeton, W.Va., was runner-up in a 1979 Chevy Nova.

  • Kelly survives Blue Devils

    WISE –– No baseball player ever wants to make the final out. For J.J. Kelly this year, the word “final” carries a little more weight than usual, and that last out remains to be made.

    A youthful Grayson County had the most successful high school program in the state facing the end of its very existence Tuesday night before the Indians rallied in the bottom of the 10th inning for an 11-10 win in the Group A Division 2 quarterfinals at Mack Shupe Stadium.

  • 'Miracle' plane glides down Fancy Gap


    After crashing into the Hudson River in 2009, trundling down Interstate 77 in Carroll proved no problem for U.S. Airways Flight 1549 Thursday.

    The "Miracle on the Hudson" plane navigated to its new home at the Carolina Aviation Museum in Charlotte through Fancy Gap and the notoriously accident prone section of the interstate.

  • 10th Annual Galax Leaf & String Festival


  • Book festival brings authors to Galax







    The Gazette is looking for fathers and sons who bear an uncanny resemblance for a contest.

    Do you have your own little clone, a chip off the ol' block? If so, this contest is for you!

  • Animals For Adoption This Week


  • Local driver back in Great Race


  • Child bitten by rabid fox in Carroll

    HILLSVILLE — A 10-year-old boy has to be treated for rabies after being bitten by a rabid fox last Thursday.
    Carroll County officials did not release the name of the child, but did confirm the incident at 546 Carrollwood Drive.
    Reports say that at about 7:40 p.m., the boy saw the fox near the residence and went inside to tell adults there.
    When the child went back outside, the fox lunged at him and bit him on the feet.

  • She's one

    Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her first birthday March 28 with a Winnie the Pooh party at Trinity Baptist Church with family and friends. She is the daughter of Kevin and Pam Hancock of Hillsville.

    She is the granddaughter of Doug and Carol Hancock of Hillsville and Chuck and Pat Edwards of Woodlawn. She is the great-granddaughter of Joseph Ayers of Hillsville and Edd Crotts and Louis and Bonnie Edwards of Woodlawn.