In honor of the 75th anniversary of the Galax Old Fiddler's Convention, Chestnut Creek School of the Arts is hosting a retrospective featuring photographs, news clippings and other memorabilia pertaining to the convention.
Galax’s population will soar in the coming week, as thousands of fiddlin’ fans descend on the city.
Felts Park will open its gates at 7 a.m. Sunday for the 75th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention. The competition opens Monday night and lasts through Aug. 14.
FANCY GAP — Construction on a visitor’s center project took wing as an Eagle Scout project in downtown Fancy Gap Tuesday.
Building the 20 benches facing the Pickin’ Porch off U.S. 52 is specifically a final service project for Ian Robertson-Gouge and a community service project for the rest of Troop 286, said Scoutmaster Allen Robinson.
The Felts Park permanent stage, being constructed by Branson Construction of Chilhowie, was slated to reach substantial completion on July 25, meaning that it will be ready in time for the 75th anniversary of the Galax Old Fiddlers' Convention the second week in August.
The Gazette wants to find writers from Galax, Carroll and Grayson to participate in a new website feature.
Along with the new capabilities on our totally renovated website, www.galaxgazette.com, the newspaper is launching an "author's corner."
Grayson County Artisans, a non-profit group organized to showcase the work of professional artists and craftsmen in the area, will host its 7th annual Studio Tour on Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25.
HILLSVILLE — The years have ticked by since March 14, 1912, that fateful day when five people at the Carroll County Courthouse were mortally wounded at the conclusion of the trial of Floyd Allen.
Almost 100 years have passed since Allen — convicted of obstruction of justice and sentenced to jail — stood in the court and defied it.
"Gentlemen, I ain’t a-goin'" was his oft-repeated phrase.
The Galax Theatre Guild will hold auditions Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and Monday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Galax for its upcoming production of the bluegrass/gospel musical play “Smoke on the Mountain.”
“Smoke on the Mountain” — not to be confused with the annual state barbecue festival that takes place in Galax — is a hilarious musical was written by Connie Ray and conceived by Alan Bailey, with music by Mike Craver and Mark Hardwick.