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Today's News

  • Deputies charge two with child abuse

    HILLSVILLE — A report of a 4-year-old child with serious burns has led to charges against against two adults, according to Carroll Sheriff J.B. Gardner.

    Deputies received a call from Twin County Regional Hospital on Nov. 6 about the child.

  • Devils advance, Tide takes title

    MARION –– The realignment of the Virginia High School League this year resulted in the creation of the Southern Empire Conference, which, for all intents and purposes, is a new moniker for the old Southwest District.

    Whatever the name, Grayson County is making itself at home.

    The overall top seed Blue Devils had little trouble advancing to the conference’s inaugural championship volleyball match, shaking off a wobbly start to thump Tazewell 25-15, 25-14, 25-14 Thursday at Marion High School.

  • Grayson girls, Galax boys win region XC titles

    Galax’s boys and Grayson County’s girls both won highly-competitive battles and each brought home a region cross country championship Wednesday.

    At the Region 1A West meet at Sugar Hollow Park in Bristol, Galax placed all five of its scoring runners among the top 14 finishers, including individual champion Cliff Conley, to hold off Radford and Auburn for the team title.

  • Carroll offense goes crazy in Hale’s finale

    HILLSVILLE –– On a night when Carroll County won big on the field, it must have felt like a loss in the locker room after long-time head coach Tom Hale announced his plans to step down after 15 years at the helm of the Cavalier football team.

    Hale met with the media following a dominating 77-28 victory at Tommy Thompson Field over neighboring Patrick County (0-10) and said he felt like it was time to move on.

  • FOOTBALL/VOLLEYBALL PAIRINGS & RESULTS

    VHSL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS


    Region 1A West

    Second round

    Haysi 40, Galax 25

    Fort Chiswell 31, Radford 14

    Covington 25, Honaker 0

    J.I. Burton 16, Auburn 7

    State quarterfinals

    #12 J.I. Burton (8-4) at #1 Haysi (12-0)

    #6 Covington (9-3) at #2 Fort Chiswell (11-1)

     

    Region 1A East

    Second round

  • 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.

  • Readers' Hotline 11/11/13

    Don’t tinker

  • 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.