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Today's News

  • Grayson comeback stuns Tide

    Coming back from five-point deficits in volleyball isn’t a particularly easy thing to do. Coming from five down in the fifth set when an opponent has all the momentum and just three points to go is almost unheard-of.

    Almost.

    Grayson County stormed back from a 12-7 hole in the fifth set by scoring the match’s final eight points, swiping what had seemed like a certain win from Galax in a 25-21, 25-20, 21-25, 20-25, 15-12 battle Thursday at Galax High School.

  • Pulaski pulls away from Cavs

    DUBLIN –– Trailing 17-3 early in the fourth quarter Friday night, Carroll County received the break it had been looking for all year. Pulaski County then got the break it had needed for all of two plays.

    With a chance to trim the Cougar lead to a touchdown, a handoff exchange at the 2-yard line went awry and resulted in a lost fumble, a 98-yard Pulaski County drive and, eventually, a 24-3 Cougar win in the Cavaliers’ first visit to Kenneth Dobson Stadium since 1983.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/30/13

    Editor’s note:
    A 75-year-old caller published on Sept. 23 asked how to get advice about healthcare — “where are we supposed to go for help when we can’t pay that co-payment?” The Gazette was contacted by Debbie Spencer of the District Three office after reading the call. That office can provide advice about such matters. She may be contacted at (276) 783-8157.

    Who appointed?

  • Local schools receive state report cards

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    This year’s accreditation scores for schools in the Twin County area are reflecting a statewide trend, as the new and more difficult state tests pose new challenges and set higher goals for school systems to reach.

  • Grayson will handle George murder case

    Law enforcement officials could charge by indictment a suspect in the death of a 33-year-old Fries woman. If so, the charge would be placed and prosecuted in Grayson County.
    Investigators in both Carroll and Grayson counties have been looking into the disappearance and subsequent death by homicide of Desia Rae George. A cause of death has not be released.

  • High school aims higher

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    With accreditation standards becoming more difficult to achieve, Galax High School has become proactive in bringing staff, administrators and teachers together to create a team that is focused on learning and success.

  • Break-in investigation leads to drug charges

    HILLSVILLE — A 54-year-old Hillsville man called town police to investigate a break-in at his home, but now faces several charges himself after officers found illegal drugs and alcohol during their time at the residence.
    Police responded to the home of Michael Andrew Reece on Sept. 16 on the initial report, according to Chief Greg Bolen.

  • Regional tourism project gets $34K marketing grant

    A regional partnership has received $34,000 from the state to aid in tourism marketing.
    Gov. Bob McDonnell recently announced that “Niche Markets & Networking- Blue Ridge Plateau” has received a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC).
    The governor this year increased funding for the program aimed at increasing economic development through tourism.

  • Two seriously injured in motorcycle crash

    The Galax Police Department and the Virginia Sate Police accident reconstruction team on Monday were still investigating an automobile accident that occurred on Reserve Boulevard/U.S. 58 in Galax on Sunday.
    Officers confirmed in a news release that the accident caused life-threatening injuries to a motorcycle driver and his passenger.

  • Halseys celebrate 50th anniversary

    Tommy and Hazel Halsey celebrated their 50th anniversary July 25, 2013.
    They were married July 25, 1963, at the home of Camet “Bus” and Carolene Halsey in Volney by the Rev. Willard Reedy. The couple have been longtime members of Volney Baptist Church.
    They have one son, Jonathan Clay Halsey and wife, Megan, of Galax, and granddaughters Hannah Grace and Katie Clay.