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  • Volunteers working to help cancer patients

    Cancer patients and their caregivers have questions, and a volunteer organizer hopes to provide the answers.
    Pete Bramley of Fancy Gap continues to seek assistance from volunteers to compile a directory of services to meet the needs of patients and their families.
    He’s put out a call to those who can help contribute the information needed to help people at a time when they don’t need any other kind of stress.
    The disease is all too common — Bramley counted 22 people on prayer lists from his church alone who have some form of cancer.

  • Whitetop P.O. could close


  • Carrico is GOP nominee for 40th District


    GATE CITY — Del. Bill Carrico of Grayson County received the Republican nomination Monday as the candidate for the state senate seat from the newly drawn District 40.

    Carrico had been the presumed candidate for several weeks as a result of the retirement of State Sen. William Wampler.

  • Galax awaits word on 'Bottom' project


  • Disease threatening walnut trees


  • Dixie Youth team heads home




    PINEVILLE, La. ― The Grayson County Dixie Ponytails softball team was headed home Sunday, following two losses in the double-elimination Dixie Youth World Series in Louisiana.

    The team played games on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Young to run for 9th term


  • Food stamp use higher than ever in Galax

    The number of Galax families receiving food stamps is the highest it has ever been and has been on a steady incline for the past couple of years, said Susan Clark, director of the city’s Department of Social Services.
    “Every week, we have new applicants that we have never seen before,” said Clark. “They’ve lost employment, their benefits have expired, they’re working fewer hours.”

  • Republicans pick candidates at Grayson mass meeting


    INDEPENDENCE — Grayson County Republicans picked political newcomer David Sexton as their candidate for the supervisor at-large seat, which is up for grabs in the November election
    During a mass meeting on July 23, Sexton got the nomination over incumbent supervisors’ Vice Chairman Doug Carrico by 44 votes, 70-26.
    Other nominees, whose bids were uncontested within the party, include: Larry Bolt, commissioner of the revenue; Kenneth Belton, Oldtown District supervisor; John Brewer, Providence District supervisor and Mark Burnett, sheriff.

  • Virginia GOP raking in the cash

    RICHMOND — Republicans ended June with a significant funding advantage over their Democratic rivals, and the GOP already is steering money toward key races that could shift the balance of power in the state Senate.
    One of those races is the 20th District contest between Republican Bill Stanley of Franklin County, a first-year senator who moved from the 19th District to the redrawn 20th to take on incumbent Democrat Roscoe Reynolds of Henry County.