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Today's News

  • Leaf & String celebrates music, literature and art

    The community is invited to join in the festivities at the 12th Annual Galax Leaf and String Festival, “a celebration of music, art and literature,” on Friday and Saturday in downtown Galax.
    Local artisans, musicians, authors and chefs will gather downtown to offer those in attendance a varied example of what the area has to offer.
    The event will be split into four sections, each located on a different street:

  • County must hire two new positions for gas project

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll Public Service Authority will get involved in the county’s natural gas project by hiring two pipeline workers, authority members decided at their June meeting Monday.
    Officials such as County Administrator Gary Larrowe indicated that the requirements from the State Corporation Commission (SCC) stating that Carroll must hire these workers came late in the effort to supply carpet maker Mohawk with natural gas.

  • Galax siblings' books chronicle history of city

    John Nunn and Judy Nunn Alley are two of the featured local writers at this weekend's "Authors on Grayson" event, part of the Galax Leaf & String Festival.

  • Carroll gets $5M more for school work

    HILLSVILLE — Additional work on Carroll County High School can proceed after the county received a $5 million loan from U.S. Department of Agriculture.
    The money will cover more than just replacing the aged heating and air conditioning system.
    On the eve of a meeting scheduled by the Carroll County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) to discuss funding options for the work on the high school, Supervisors Chairman David Hutchins announced that the county has learned that it will get the facilities loan from the federal agency.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/12/13

    Poll results
    This question is directed to the letter to the editor from Ron Pratt, “Firearms background check deserves debate.” While I agree with Mr. Pratt that we should have background checks, I strongly disagree with him quoting that 92 percent of the people want these checks. I don’t know where he is coming up with these figures. I think he needs to go back and look at some of the surveys. Nowhere have I seen 92 percent in favor of background checks, restrictions on rifles or restrictions on clips or magazines.

  • Police car involved in head-on collision

     

  • Dance conservatory presents 'Alice in Wonderland' ballet

    Who says ballet is stuffy and boring?
    Not anyone who saw The Conservatory of Dance & Theatre’s “Alice in Wonderland” ballet in Ashe County, N.C., on June 8.
    This weekend, the conservatory will bring the ballet version of “Alice” to the Galax High School auditorium for performances June 14 and 15 at 6 p.m.

  • George Mason holds Tide to 3 shots in 4-0 loss

    SALEM –– A loss can come in a hundred different forms and be influenced a hundred different ways. Sometimes the other guys are just better.

    George Mason once again proved itself to be the class of Group A boys’ soccer, shutting down Galax 4-0 in the state semifinals Saturday on the artificial surface of Salem High School’s Spartan Field. The Mustangs would hold off Stonewall Jackson 2-1 on Sunday in the state championship match at Radford University, adding another page to their already-impressive body of work.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/10/13

    Standing up
    A big thank you to the council member that voted no to the sale of wine at the Leaf & String Festival. Thank you, [Vice Mayor Willie] Greene. Way to go. Stand up for your principles. Stand up for your morals. We need more of that in politics. We don’t need beer. We don’t need wine at these downtown festivals. Not necessary.

    Time for action

  • Fries looks at limiting animals per home

    FRIES — Grayson County’s animal control officer says limiting the number of pets per residence could solve many animal-related problems in the Town of Fries.
    A limit of three animals per household — similar to the City of Galax’s ordinance — could cut down on noise complaints, for example.
    At its May 7 meeting, Fries Town Council revisited revisions to an animal control ordinance that were made in April.