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Today's News

  • She's five

    Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her fifth birthday on Aug. 20 with a Dora the Explorer pool party at the Wildlife Club in Low Gap, N.C. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy helped her celebrate, along with special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn, and Charles Liddle of Galax. Paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • Public record for 9/25/13 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.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded in April in the office of Susan M. Herrington, clerk of the Grayson County Circuit Court, Independence:
    Lora Jean Schuyler to Pamela Lynne Nale. .42 acre in the Oldtown District. Gift.

  • Maroon Tide fifth in N.C., Blue Devils win in Marion

    Just how well the Galax cross country team does at state is yet to be seen. But the Maroon Tide has already done pretty well at State.

    All three Twin County high school programs had strong showings in separate meets over the weekend, picking up individual and team honors in meets at N.C. State University and Hungry Mother State Park.

    Galax participated in the prestigious Adidas Cross Country Challenge on the Wolfpack’s home course in Cary, N.C. on Saturday, earning a seventh-place finish by the Tide boys in the Invitational Division.

  • Cavaliers stay hot at Galax

    Few onlookers, if any, believed Galax was out of it Monday night, trailing Carroll County two sets to none in their nondistrict volleyball rematch. Least of all the Cavaliers themselves, who had seen the Maroon Tide erase such a deficit en route to a five-set Galax win in Hillsville two weeks ago.

    This time around, Carroll County never allowed Galax the chance to swing the momentum.

    Having eked out a close win in set No. 2, the Cavaliers stormed away in the third and took a 25-16, 25-22, 25-13 win on the Tide’s home floor.

  • New prison officially opens

    WITH VIDEO

    River North Correctional Center opened on Wednesday as Virginia’s first new prison since 2007, bringing hundreds of new jobs to the Grayson County area.
    River North, lead by Warden Ben Wright, opened as a Security Level IV facility and will house around 1,000 offenders.

  • Virginia Produce to expand in Hillsville

    HILLSVILLE — Gov. Bob McDonnell on Wednesday announced that Virginia Produce Company, a family-owned agricultural produce wholesaler located in Hillsville, will more than quadruple the size of its operating facility and create 75 new full-time positions.
    During the three-year project, Virginia Produce will invest more than $2.54 million in capital improvements and buy an additional $12 million of produce from Virginia farms.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/25/13

    Check it out
    I’m calling in reference to the article you had a week or two ago about Ricky Bryant singing bluegrass. He is selling CDs now. I bought one. There is a phone number on my CD — (276) 233-4867 to reach him to find out about buying his CDs. I just thought you music fans would want to know. The CD is very good.

    Lead by example

  • Closed school as busy as ever

    HILLSVILLE — Though Woodlawn school won’t be used as an educational facility when its transferred to the county supervisors in October, athletic teams will still need the gym and the ball fields for their games.
    Carroll educators have a timeline to give the former school back to the county supervisors, and both governmental bodies have made plans for the transfer.

  • PSA chairman responds to utility project allegations

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    HILLSVILLE — The chairman of the Carroll County Public Service Authority is standing up for a county sewer utility project that was recently criticized by a Fancy Gap resident.
    Stephen Gregson has asked for an investigation of the approval process for a sewer project in the Fancy Gap area, which he claims was not properly bid or publicized. He also claims an extension of the utility project personally benefitted a Carroll official. He has sought opinions from state and federal authorities.

  • Arrest Reports 9/25/13

    The Gazette is partnering with local police departments to publish photos of suspects arrested and charged.