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Today's News

  • Results plans to expand in Galax

    Staff Report

    The Results Companies’ call center at The Crossroads Institute will expand its Galax operation with the addition of 40 new positions.

    The Results location in Galax, which handles calls for a satellite radio provider, will be adding staff to its inbound sales team, according to a news release.

  • Anderson first to file for special election

    By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    INDEPENDENCE – Tracy A. “Zeke” Anderson of Independence is the first candidate to file for the special school board election in Grayson County to fill Tim “T.T.” Carico’s unexpired term.

    According to the registrar’s office, Anderson submitted his paperwork and has qualified for the Nov. 8 special election. The deadline to file at the registrar’s office on the bottom floor of the Grayson County Courthouse is Aug. 19 at 5 p.m.

  • We count on the mail

    Chip Hutcheson is president of the National Newspaper Association and publisher of The Times Leader in Princeton, Ky.

    I got the mail today.

    A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)

    Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

  • Park transforms into Music City

    As dawn broke last Sunday, the city wasn’t there.

    By mid-afternoon, it had appeared again, seemingly risen out of the grassy field — a bustling musical metropolis peopled by thousands of pickers, players and fans that materializes for seven days each August and then dissipates the following Sunday morning.

    The photos in Pat Jarrett’s “7 Days in Galax” exhibit take the viewer into this “city,” the Felts Park campground of the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.

  • Galax considering GES renovation

    Architectural firms will be at the September meeting of the Galax School Board to discuss the possibility of renovating the existing elementary school in lieu of building another one in a different location.

    At the Aug. 9 school board meeting, Superintendent Bill Sturgill had noted previously that, while land for the new school had been purchased, estimates for the development and construction of an elementary school were much higher than anticipated.

  • Comic-con returns in new venue

    WOODLAWN – The Twin Counties’ own comic convention will take place this weekend, featuring a wide variety of artists, writers, publishers and toy and comic vendors. Khan-Con 2: The Wrath of Con will focus on all elements of sci-fi, superhero, comic book and pop culture.

  • At age 92, Frye recalls attending first fiddlers' convention

    Sitting in Felts Park at the First Baptist Church’s Good Samaritan tent (offering free nonalcoholic beverages for the weary, thirsty and just plain broke) at the 81st Annual Galax Old Fiddlers Convention is Imogene Frye, 92, a Galax native who can make a boast few can match: she attended and remembers the first-ever fiddlers’ convention.

  • Vaughan chosen to fill school board vacancy

    INDEPENDENCE — The Grayson County School Board announced Wednesday that Philip Vaughan will serve as an interim member of the school board; filling the At-Large seat that was left empty following the death of former board member Tim “T.T.” Carico in July.

    Vaughan will serve on the board for the rest of the year, and then a special election in November will determine who will fill the seat for the remainder of Carico’s unexpired term (three years).

  • Deskins wins Super Streets at Wythe

    RURAL RETREAT –– Michael Deskins and Keith Griffitts battled for the lead for most of the way in the 30-lap Super Street feature race Saturday at Wythe Raceway, with Deskins holding on for the win.

    Woodlawn’s Jason Johnson led the first lap before surrendering to Deskins, and Griffitts made the pass for the second spot on lap 5 and pulled up beside Deskins lap after lap, unable to make the pass.

  • Golfers off to soggy start

    WYTHEVILLE –– Galax came home with a second place finish in the Woodford Classic golf tournament held at Wytheville Country Club last Wednesday.

    First place went to home-standing George Wythe, which posted a team score of 313 compared with 333 for the Maroon Tide.