• Studio's programs strengthen mind, body, spirit

    WOODLAWN — The Studio, a new business in Woodlawn, has opened its doors to the public to offer a clever hodgepodge of classes and specialized events for clients of all ages.

    The idea for The Studio sparked after Tom and DeeDee Wright rented a building across from Midway Shell in Woodlawn last November, to house an office for Tom’s business.

  • West Galax Business park open for tenants

    West Galax Business Park isn’t a name that’s familiar to a lot of Twin Counties entrepreneurs – yet.

    Joseph Andrews, 38, the property’s landlord along with his father, Bobby Andrews, 63, is working to change all that.

  • Super Bowl brings shirt order to Classic Creations

    Hillsville Town Council Member David Young took these photos of the staff at Classic Creations as they worked hard at producing thousands of NFL Super Bowl shirts for the Feb. 1 event.

    “I couldn’t be more proud,” said Young of the business that he and Mayor Greg Crowder helped bring to the town a little more than a year ago.

    Classic Creations received its first NFL T-shirt order last year with the Seattle Seahawks’ Super Bowl win.

  • Vaughan Furniture closing after 91 years in Galax

    Vaughan Furniture Co., current wholesaler and also former manufacturer of bedroom furniture, announced today that it will cease furniture operations and begin to close.

    The closing was announced in an internal document and was first covered by the trade website (and magazine) "Furniture Today."

  • Governor McAuliffe announces $1 million investment in Carroll County

    HILLSVILLE — Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Thomas Automation Management (TAM), an automation firm that solves industrial IT problems for companies around the world, will invest $1 million to expand its operation in Carroll County, creating 15 new jobs.

    It was the fifth economic development announcement for Carroll County this year, officials noted as they spoke of the partnerships that have been developed for the sake of economic growth.

  • Galax merchants helping charities

    Want to shop local this holiday season and give locally, too?

    Prefer to support shops and services who help your favorite organizations?

    Here’s a list of businesses in Galax who have made donations to, or offer customers a chance to give to, area charities while they search for that perfect gift:

    Bogey’s Restaurant is collecting for Hope House, the Galax Fire Department’s Community Christmas Food Fund, local Angel Trees and private requests.

  • Center helps grow small local businesses

    HILLSVILLE ― Local small businesses created fewer jobs this year and fewer new businesses started up, but more existing companies expanded and jobs were retained.

    These figures came from the Blue Ridge Crossroads Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in Galax, which works with local entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses.

    Mandy Archer, director of the SBDC, gave a report on this year’s figures to the Carroll County IDA at its Nov. 4 meeting.

  • County celebrates filling industrial park

    HILLSVILLE – Now that the Carroll County Industrial Park is 100 percent full, Carroll County leaders will direct their efforts toward Wildwood Commerce Park at Exit 19 on Interstate 77.

    Andrews Farming and ANDCO Logistics, a company that reaches from New York to Florida, will expand into the vacant Virginia Produce building, filling the last vacancy in the park.

    Keith Andrews, president and CEO, said the company plans to invest $5.6 million and hire 51 people over the next three years.

  • IDA takes care of business expansion details

    After last Tuesday morning’s press conference at the Carroll County municipal building announcing the creation of 51 new jobs by Andrews Farming Inc. and its sister company ANDCO Logistics, the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority held a called meeting to vote on details concerning the announcement.

    During the meeting, the IDA voted unanimously on several motions, including approval to sublease the property to ANDCO and Andrews Farming. The property is owned by Virginia Produce, leased by the IDA, and is now being subleased to ANDCO and Andrews

  • Andrews Farming announces 51 new jobs

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    HILLSVILLE – The county filled the last building in the Carroll Industrial Park on Tuesday when Andrews Farming Inc. and its sister operation ANDCO Logistics Inc. announced plans to expand their operation, invest $5.6 million and hire 51 people over a three-year period.