Today's News

  • CLINTWOOD-GALAX: Clintwood carries banner of Lonesome Pine District into state finals.

    If one thing stands out about Lonesome Pine District football in general, it is the tradition.

    From the athletic tape on the front of each Clintwood player’s helmet scrawled with ‘LPD PRIDE’ to the fact that the official Clintwood roster includes the names and numbers of former players who have had their numbers retired, all the way back to 1949, to the fact that the school has had all of three head football coaches since 1953, it’s just a football culture to be found in the pocket communities that dot Virginia’s far-southwest mountains.

  • CLINTWOOD-GALAX: There’s more to the matchup than meets the eye.

    Don’t call this a battle of speed vs. size. Such an oversimplification would be an insult to the players and the coaches of both teams involved.

    Nobody disputes the fact that Galax has plenty of speed. But the Maroon Tide (14-0) would not be playing in the Group A Division 1 championship game if it weren’t a physical football team.

  • She's four

    Bailey Mayson Newberry turned four on July 1. She celebrated with family and friends at Felts Park with a Hello Kitty party. She is the daughter of Paul and Sherri Newberry.

    Her grandparents are Susan Johnson and the late Larry Billings, Paul and Judy Newberry and the late Linda Weiseman-Arnold. Her great-grandparents are Otis and Joan Griffith.

  • Stockton, Shaffner united in marriage

    Ryan Patrick Shaffner and Shaina Reni Stockton were married on Nov. 11 at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church. A private ceremony was performed by Pastor Zachary Royer.

    The couple exchanged rings, lit unity candles and made their wishes come true.
    The groom’s sons, Christopher and Hunter, were his best men. His daughter, Kaitlyn, was flower girl.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Jeannie Stockton of Galax. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.

  • Gamble, Whitaker to marry

    Michael and Rena Gamble of Mouth of Wilson announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Renea Gamble, to Justen Eugene Whitaker, son of Patsy Byrd of Richlands and Gene Whitaker of Galax.

    Gamble plans to graduate from Old Dominion University with a bachelor of science degree in human services. She is employed as a case manager for Mount Rogers Community Services Board of Independence. 
    Whitaker is employed as a commercial parts professional for Advance Auto Parts of Hillsville.

  • Outage continues for hundreds

      CANA — Electric outages continue for about 1,300 Appalachian Power customers in Carroll County Thursday morning with service expected to be restored by evening.

  • Rooftop Toy Shop opens for Christmas shopping


  • ProNets sells Wiredog Internet service


  • Conservatory presents 'The Grinch' this weekend


  • Readers' Hotline 12/7/11

    Rate rant
    Well, well, Appalachian Power got its rate increase. Wonder why? They give large contributions to our governor for his re-election. He had a chance to sign a bill a couple of months ago that would have helped us with our APCo bills. I don’t understand. I think everybody ought to think about the next election and kick his hind end out of there. And, along with it, get the representative, too. You know who I am talking about. Maybe we need Rick Boucher back really bad.