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  • Grayson school budget requests include art, pay raises

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson School Board has been asked to consider including teacher salary increases, technology and facility improvements and the reinstatement of art programs at county schools in the 2014-2015 budget.
    Last week, Schools Superintendent Kevin Chalfant made the case for improving technology in the schools in a “digital conversion plan,” which would be “one of five emphases” in the upcoming budget and would improve student and teacher access to online resources.

  • Antique shop roof collapses

    HILLSVILLE — Hillsville lost a member of its business community after the snow-laden roof at Mountain Top Antiques Mall came crashing down on countless collectibles, furniture, glassware, art pottery and showcases Saturday morning.
    Charles Nelson, owner of the business that opened in 2007, regretfully announced the incident Sunday on the store’s Facebook page.

  • Public record for 2/19/14 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.

    District Court

    These sentences were recorded in December in the Carroll County General District Court Office, Hillsville. Sentences may be appealed:

  • Meeting planned for non-denominational Christian school

    A local group has formed to research and plan the possibility of a non-denominational Christian school in the Twin County area.
    This was a vision that began just a couple of years ago, explained Lynn Funk of Lincoln Financial in Galax and a member of the group.
    She said that there are a number of parents, grandparents, guardians and homeschoolers who are interested in putting Christianity back into their children’s’ education.

  • Kroger fans rally to save Galax store

    UPDATED 2/21/14:

    Close to 100 Kroger supporters made their voices heard during an hour-long rally in the grocery parking lot on Tuesday afternoon.
    Petitions in hand, the crowd surrounded Melissa Turman, a local business owner who started the Facebook page “Save Kroger in Galax, Virginia” after it was announced that the branch would close on March 21.

  • Sloss likes Carroll’s potential

    HILLSVILLE –– Carroll County High School was obviously sold on Eddie Sloss. Otherwise, he wouldn’t have been introduced last week as the school’s varsity football coach. But Sloss was also sold on Carroll County. Otherwise, he wouldn’t be coming.

    Having spent most of his adult life in or near Montgomery County, the Cavaliers’ new man has a firm basis from which to form an opinion, and his opinion is a favorable one.

  • Basketball tournament pairings/results

     

    REGION TOURNAMENTS


    REGION 4A NORTH BOYS

    Tuesday

    First round

    8. Carroll County at 1. John Handley

    5. King George at 4. Loudoun County

    7. Dominion at 2. Chancellor

    6. Charlottesville at 3. G.W. Danville

    Thursday

    Semifinals ay higher seed

  • Arguments in favor of zoning

    These “zoning talking points” were submitted to The Gazette by Concerned Citizens for Grayson County and signed by the Rev. Laura M. George, J.D., and members of the group. The Grayson Board of Supervisors is considering a repeal of the county’s zoning ordinance.

    Zoning and Taxes
    Zoning reduces taxes by locating industrial businesses in specific areas and building infrastructure just once (such as commercial roads, power, water, waste disposal).

  • Readers' Hotline 2/17/14

    Speaks well

  • Weathering the Storm

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    The snow piled up as high as 21 inches in some areas of the Twin Counties last Wednesday and Thursday, but police reported mostly calm activity out on the roads.