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Today's News

  • Cruisin' & Groovin' returns to Galax on Friday

    Cruisin’ and Groovin’ in Galax begins this Friday at 5 p.m. in downtown Galax.
    This is the first of three Cruisin’ and Groovin’ classic car cruise-in events planned in Galax this year, with two others scheduled for July 12 and Aug. 16.
    Streets will close and car registration will begin at 4 p.m. The cruising event begins at 5 p.m., with music by The Attractions beginning at 6 p.m.

  • Readers' Hotline 6/17/13

    Don’t bother
    Please trash the idea of a dog park. We don’t need that expense for the city.

    Pandering to curiosity

  • A monument for the people, by the people

    This year’s Memorial Day marked the dedication of the POW/MIA section of the Blue Ridge Veterans Memorial, and veterans — along with families, friends and other members of a caring community — gathered around the site that morning to see the birth of the area’s newest tribute to sacrifice in the line of service.

  • IDA looks at interim funds for school work

    HILLSVILLE — County officials might want to move at “hyper speed” to get additional improvements to Carroll High School done as soon as possible, but they don’t expect the heating and air conditioning updates to be completed by the beginning of classes in the fall.
    The Carroll Industrial Development Authority didn’t hesitate to do its part, approving 14 items relating to a $4 million interim loan idea while county officials await the $5 million low interest loan from Rural Development.

  • Suicide rate high in city

    Galax ranks fifth-highest in Virginia for those taking their own lives. Experts blame the area’s high numbers on a poor economy, lack of acceptance for some social groups and limited mental health services.

  • Textile plant fights for trade equity

    HILLSVILLE — Parkdale Mills officials worry that a treaty negotiating fewer barriers to international trade could further diminish the already challenged domestic textile industry.
    Steve Mauck, a plant manager at Magnolia in Hillsville, expressed his concerns to the town council members at their June 10 meeting, hoping to get more signatures and support for the petition that company officials are circulating.

  • Stars & Stripes Forever

    HILLSVILLE — Members of the Grover King VFW Post 1115 and Ladies Auxiliary held a special ceremony on Flag Day to honor a beautiful symbol of the United States’ national pride, according to organizer Don Dobbins.
    The Stars and Stripes is the fourth-oldest banner in the world, older than even the flags of Great Britain and France.
    “Their countries might be older than ours, but our flag is older than theirs,” he said.

  • City wins multiple awards in poll

    Several activities and sights in Galax have won awards in Blue Ridge Country’s 2013 regional “Best of the Mountains” poll.
    Readers chose the Blue Ridge Music Center as a gold winner for the best place to hear mountain music, the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention for silver for best music festival, and New River Trail Cabins for gold for best cabin rentals.
    Galax’s historic downtown Rex Theatre won silver for best restored theater.

  • Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival & Guitar Competition is June 15

    If a lazy day atop one of Virginia’s highest mountains listening to the region’s best music sounds appealing, then the Wayne C. Henderson Music Festival and Guitar Competition is the place for you.
    It’s always on the third Saturday in June.
    The festival at Grayson Highlands State Park is an annual fundraiser for youth music scholarships. More than $47,000 has been awarded to aid young, local, traditional musicians in continuing their music education.

  • APCO: Power should be restored tonight

    Appalachian Power is reporting that power should be restored by tonight (Friday) to customers in Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington and Wythe counties.