Today's News

  • Two arrested for break-ins

    Two people have been arrested and charged with a series of offenses that occurred on May 8 in Galax.
    Shortly before 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Officer Chris Hines of the Galax Police Department was dispatched to Poplar Street to investigate the suspicious conduct of two individuals.
    According to a police report, Hines observed a male and female acting unusual. During a field interview, Hines' observations led to the discovery of suspected narcotics and what he believed to be stolen property.

  • Recovery Fest seeks to heal mind, body, spirit

    A resource fair to be held Saturday from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. in Felts Park not only provides recovery for those struggling with addiction, but also recovery for the whole community.
    It brings community resources together to help those in need, said Mike Edwards, organizer of Recovery Fest.
    Edwards operates SOBER House, a home for recovering addicts.
    Edwards said Recovery Fest is an opportunity to build the community — mind, body and spirit.

  • Readers' Hotline 5/9/12

    Case status
    Inquiring minds want to know and who better to ask than The Gazette Inquirer? These minds want to know what is happening with the Rooftop thing. Haven’t heard anything in a while. Is the state investigation over? Has there been a trial? And better and most interesting, has anyone found out who the anonymous sources are?

  • McGrady pushes for land-use taxation

    HILLSVILLE  — A town resident wants Hillsville to implement land-use valuation for agricultural lands, just like Carroll County did back in 2003.
    Mary McGrady asked the Hillsville Town Council to implement land-use assessment at the April 23 meeting.
    She pointed out that the General Assembly in the 1970s initiated legislation to allow localities to assess land under agriculture, horticulture, forest and open space at its use value, rather than its real estate market value.

  • Company turns tables on trade


  • Men's club a perfect match for residents, caregivers


  • Eleanor Roosevelt's dress donated to 1908 Courthouse


  • Geisler served as delegate, attorney


  • Teacher on leave after indictment

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County High School teacher is among four people named in indictments unsealed recently, after formal charges were placed April 27 by a Grayson County Circuit Court grand jury.
    Mark Allen Osborne, 33, of Independence, was indicted on a charge of using a communications system to solicit a child for illegal acts.
    According to the indictment, the charge involved a minor child at least 15 years old and less than 18 years old.
    Osborne is an agriculture teacher at GCHS. He is free after posting a $10,000 bond.

  • Galax sweeps doubleheader from G-Men

     Galax enjoyed a laugher and endured a squeaker, but came away with a pair of wins by sweeping Graham 16-1 and 1-0 in a Mountain Empire District baseball double header Thursday at Felts Park.

    Dante Ravenell continued to ride a power surge that has seen him hit three home runs in the span of a week. Ravenell belted a three-run homer and added a two-run double to pace Galax to the blowout win in the opener, which was stopped after four innings on the 10-run rule.