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Today's News

  • Tide keeps rolling, wins 49-8

    INDEPENDENCE –– After a 49-28 home loss to Fort Chiswell in October that dropped Galax to 2-4 on the year, Maroon Tide coach Mark Dixon told his team that in essence, the playoffs started the following Friday.

    Having responded with four straight wins, Galax is moving on to the round of 16. The Maroon Tide will open postseason play for real this week after handling Grayson County 49-8 Friday at Bill Strong Field.

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  • Animal rescue seeking donors

    MOUTH OF WILSON — Rugby Creek Animal Rescue in Grayson County is raising money to build a series of kennels in an effort to rescue and find new homes for orphaned dogs.

  • Haynes reaches goal in fitness challenge

    Two winners were chosen to transform themselves through personal training, and The Gazette is following their progress. Travis Haynes has completed his 12-week journey, while Treva Osborne is still undergoing a transformation to improve her overall health.

  • United Way making a comeback

    Backed by the support from its recent merger with United Way Virginia Highlands, the Twin County Regional Cabinet of the non-profit organization is making a steady comeback.
    The major changes that have recently taken place with United Way led to a unique campaign in the area this year. In March, Twin County United Way announced a merger with United Way Virginia Highlands. The new partnership spans the five counties of Carroll, Grayson, Russell, Smyth and Washington; and the City of Galax.

  • Galax trucker dies in fiery Tenn. crash

    FAIRVIEW, Tenn. — A 75-year-old commercial truck driver from Galax died in a Nov. 1 crash on Interstate 40 near the 176 mile marker in Dickson County, according to media reports in Tennessee.

  • Police say cat was duct-taped, burned by cigarette

    UPDATE:

  • EMS worker faces sex charge

    HILLSVILLE — A Carroll County emergency services worker has been charged with carnal knowledge of a child, according to information from the Carroll Sheriff’s Office.

  • Haga pulls ahead of pack to win treasurer race

    In Grayson County, voters faced a choice of six candidates for treasurer on Tuesday.
    Three contenders pulled ahead of the crowded pack as precincts reported in, and Democrat Kelly Haga finally took the lead.
    Haga received 1,651 votes (34 percent of those cast), beating independent candidates Stephanie Brewer (997 votes, or 20 percent) and Raymond Hall (863 votes, 18 percent). Brewer and Hall jockeyed for second place throughout the vote counting process, while the other three contenders fell behind.

  • State Races: How we voted

    Republican candidates swept the Twin Counties in Tuesday’s election, with Ken Cuccinelli winning in Carroll County, Grayson County and the City of Galax.