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Today's News

  • Tom Hanks, HBO making "Factory Man" miniseries

    UPDATED 9/18:

    It appears the best-selling book by Beth Macy about the life of Galax’s John Bassett in the furniture industry is headed for the TV screen.

    According to Deadline.com, an online magazine that covers the entertainment industry, The Playtone Company and HBO have bought broadcasting rights to “Factory Man,” and they intend to develop the book into a miniseries.

    The project lists Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman of Playtone as co-executive producers.

  • Britt, Wooten win club championships

    Sherrill Britt of West End, N.C., held off two other golfers to win the 51st Annual Blue Ridge Country Club Invitational recently.

    Britt fired a 5-under par 65 on Saturday and 67 on Sunday for a 132 total. Second place went to Brock Cox of Galax with rounds of 68-65–133 and third place to Brad Chambers of Galax, with rounds of 66-68–134.

    Other golfers winning the different flights included:

  • Vaughan, DiGiacomo battle on links

    The Mountain Empire District’s four golf-playing schools went head-to-head three times last week with Galax taking a pair of team wins and Grayson County picking up the third.

  • Marshall, Conley class of the field at Galax invite

    WOODLAWN –– Sometimes the best effort just isn’t quite enough

    Galax’s No. 2 through No. 7 runners all posted personal best times Wednesday and the Maroon Tide’s No. 1 took the individual title and missed a school record by one second, but Floyd County was able to edge Galax by five points for the boys’ team title in the Maroon Tide Invitational at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center.

  • Thornhill, Colonels romp over Galax

    ALTAVISTA –– On the move with a chance to overcome two-third of a three-touchdown deficit, Galax was soon scratching its head wondering what happened and how it happened so fast.

    One of the most explosive backfields in Virginia small-school football is what happened. 

    A slew of big plays kept defending Group 1A state champ Altavista undefeated as the Colonels exploded for a 56-7 nonconference win Friday night.

  • Glenvar powers past Grayson

    SALEM –– A lot has to go right for an 0-3 team to enter a 3-0 team’s stadium and walk out with a victory. Most of what went right, though, went in the home team’s favor.

    Glenvar bolted to a 34-0 halftime lead and was the benefactor of most of the happy plays Friday night as the Highlanders blanked Grayson County 51-0 in a nondistrict matchup at Highlander Stadium.

  • Readers Hotline 9/22/14

    Open borders
    Why do you think the dangerous respiratory virus affecting children is suddenly spreading? The answer is the flood of illegal alien children pouring across the border. President Obama has spread them to towns and cities all across the country; secretly in many cases. The border patrol personnel say many are sick — undoubtedly with this virus and other more serious diseases as well.
     
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  • Healthcare initiatives woefully inadequate

    Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration is pushing forward on initiatives designed to expand access to health care to the uninsured in Virginia. Those measures, though an improvement, are woefully inadequate to solve the problem.

    McAuliffe, in his first year in office, was outmaneuvered by a General Assembly that blocked every avenue for executive action to significantly expand government-subsidized health insurance.

  • Missing Tenn. woman last seen in Fries

    UPDATE 9/22:

    Grayson County Sheriff Richard Vaughan reported on Sept. 22 that Peggy McMickle was found with family members in Fries last week by Grayson deputies. "Everything was fine," Vaughan said.
     

    ORIGINAL STORY:

    FRIES — A Bristol TV news report says a woman missing from East Tennessee was last seen in Fries.

    WCYB reports that Peggy McMickle has not been heard from since Sept. 12.

    McMickle reportedly has family in Fries and in New Mexico.

  • Blue Ridge ladies hold member-guest

    Blue Ridge Country Club hosted its Member-Member, Member-Guest tournament last Tuesday with a six-six-six format that included six holes of best ball, six holes of alternating shot and six holes of captain’s choice.