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Community News

  • Authors of parkway books to visit library

    David E. and Anne Mitchell Whisnant, authors of “When The Parkway Came,” will visit the Galax Public Library on Saturday from 3:30-5 p.m. to read excerpts from their books and talk about writing.
    Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.
    This visit complements local celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Free Clinic to host fundraiser

    Volunteers, staff and patients of The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties will host the monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's in Galax on Saturday from 8-10 a.m.
    The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and drink for $5 per person. Take-outs are available.
    Last month, the breakfast fundraiser had the lowest number of attendees since it started.
    This is an opportunity to help people in need. One breakfast purchased will buy one prescription for one patient.

  • Sylvatus Ruritans to hold flea market

    The Sylvatus Ruritan Club will host its annual Labor Day Flea Market, Sept. 3–6.
    Proceeds from the event go to support projects in the community.

  • Backpack Buddies program to return

    Backpack Buddies will, for the second year, begin serving children at Galax Elementary, Galax Middle and Galax High on Sept. 3.
    Last year, Backpack Buddies, a program designed to feed children over the weekend that may go hungry, served 172 Galax children throughout the school year.
    Backpack Buddies is a new, national, community-based program with about 150 organizations in the country that help provide nutritious, non-perishable meals and healthy snacks to children in need.

  • Humane Society to host 'Walk for the Animals'

    HILLSVILLE — Twin County Humane Society will hold this year’s dog walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Carroll Wellness Center in Hillsville.
    “Walk for the Animals” will be held rain or shine to raise money for spay/neuter assistance and other animal welfare programs.
    Walkers must raise $25 to participate. Those who raise a minimum $50 and pre-register by Aug. 30 will receive a free event t-shirt.

  • Museum seeking GHS yearbooks

    The Jeff Matthews Museum in Galax is collecting Galax High School yearbooks, and local historian John Nunn is hoping alumni will bring some forward to add to that collection.
    So far, the museum has collected four yearbooks — years 1947 through 1950 — that were found at a local antique shop. Nunn's sister purchased the yearbooks with the thought of starting a collection at the Jeff Matthews Museum.

  • Grayson library welcomes new director

    The Wythe-Grayson Regional Library system welcomed its new director July 1.
    J. Sara Paulk was appointed as new regional library director by the Wythe-Grayson Regional Library Board of Trustees.
    Paulk comes from Georgia, where she served as an assistant director, a head librarian and a reference librarian in three different library systems.
    She also worked in Concord, N.H., and Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Paulk, along with her family, will be living in Grayson County.

  • Grayson relay raises nearly $39,000

    FRIES — Seventeen teams raised $38,659.40 during Grayson County's Relay for Life held July 30-31 at the Fries Ballpark.
    “We were really pleased with that,” said event co-chairman Lori Warren.
    Teams from across Grayson County gather annually to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society event. During a Relay, volunteers celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

  • Carter Home to hold grand opening Aug. 17

    HILLSVILLE — An Aug. 17 ribbon cutting will launch the official opening of the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home at 3 p.m., according to foundation officials.

  • Grayson Street to 'Groove' on Friday

    The second Groovin’ on Grayson cruise-in and concert series of the summer will be held  Friday with hundreds of antique and classic cars, motorcycles and antique farm equipment lining the streets of downtown Galax and live music at the outdoor Grayson Street stage with The Night Move Band.
    The Night Move Band of North Carolina performs R&B, beach, classic rock, funk, and country music and features four-part harmonies on many of the songs.