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Today's News

  • Rooftop launches Early Head Start

    Continuing the legacy of Rooftop of Virginia CAP’s Head Start program, the agency is now offering a new program called Early Head Start to benefit pregnant women and children ages birth through three years.
    Early Head Start is serving 116 families throughout the Twin Counties.
    Child services specialist Joan Weaver says that children in this age range “need early childhood development experiences that honor their unique characteristics and provide love, worth and positive learning experiences.

  • Sheriff recognizes emergency dispatchers

    By Carroll County Sheriff John B. Gardner

  • Feeding America seeks support from Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE – More than 240,000 pounds of food have been distributed in Grayson County in the last year through the Feeding America program and coordinators are looking for county supervisors to continue their support.
    Jessica Brown serves as the mobile food pantry coordinator and spoke to the board during their regular meeting earlier this month.
    Brown said the Mobile Food Pantry is a partnership between Feeding America Southwest Virginia and community partners in rural Southwest Virginia where communities have limited access to food pantries.

  • Art school raises $9,000 for woodworking shop

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts celebrated its fourth annual fundraising Gala on April 13, with the theme "Hand-Crafted in Galax: A New Woodworking Studio for CCSA.”
    Guests were treated to music, hors d’oeuvres, wine sampling and a silent auction. Local artisans contributed unique works to be sold at the auction, such as paintings, sculptures, fabrics and woodwork.
    That night, CCSA’s gala helped to raise more than $9,000 through ticket sales, pre-gala donations and the silent auction for the school’s new woodworking studio.

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  • Factory recovers from water tank collapse and fires

    By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Vaughan-Bassett Furniture in Galax was scheduled to be operating at full capacity again April 17, after shutting down operations in the wake of a massive water tank collapse on April 10, which caused structural damage and multiple fires.
    As of Monday, the plant was almost finished with repairs and debris removal, and the company reported that 75 percent of workers were back at their stations.
    Operations were expected to be back at full capacity on Tuesday.

  • Federal budget cuts hit Blue Ridge Parkway

    When the Blue Ridge Parkway announced its seasonal openings for 2013, the big news was about the places that will stay closed because of the federal government’s automatic spending cuts.
    Some campgrounds, picnic areas and visitor centers will remain closed this season, because of an across-the-board 5 percent cut to the National Park Service mandated by the federal sequester.

  • Two sentenced on federal meth charges

    ROANOKE — Two Twin County residents learned their sentences in federal court recently after being brought up on methamphetamine-related drug charges.
    Mickey Lee Thomas, 23, of Galax and Barbara Lynn Bedwell, 37, of Elk Creek were two of eight defendants charged in an indictment issued by a federal grand jury last February on drug related offenses.

  • Galax boys open MED with win

    Galax remained perfect for the year and opened Mountain Empire District play by holding off Fort Chiswell 3-1 in a boys’ soccer match Monday at Galax High School.

    Andres Medina scored a pair of goals for the Maroon Tide, which improved to 6-0 on the season with the win.

    Mario Carranza also scored for Galax while Mesiel Solis and the Tide defense held the Pioneers to two shots on goal.

     

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