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Today's News

  • Devils finish strong, win 55-20

     INDEPENDENCE -It took Grayson County a long time to get started but once the Blue Devils found their stride they rolled over the Rural Retreat Indians, 55-20, in a nondistrict game played at Bill Strong Field Friday. 

    Rural Retreat came into the game the underdog but they didn’t play like underdogs in the first period. 

    The Indians put together a good first drive but Xavier Rodriguez ended the threat when he picked off a Zayne Williams pass at the Blue Devil 26. 

  • EastMont just too tough

     ELLISTON — An early deficit proved to be too much for the Tide to overcome Friday night en route to their first loss of the 2010 football season.

    Galax (2-1) opened the season with two straight shutouts, but was unable to shut down Eastern Montgomery’s fast tempo offense and fell 38-26 on the Mustangs’ home turf.

    Once down by 24 points in the first half, Galax managed to pull within 12 points, but never drew any closer.

  • More Than A Road

    This history is adapted from “Highways in Harmony: Designing and Building The Blue Ridge Parkway,” by Richard Quinn.

    The Blue Ridge Parkway is many things.
    It is the longest road planned as a single unit in the United States.
    It is an elongated park, protecting significant mountain landscapes far beyond the shoulders of the road itself.

  • Grayson teacher charged

    INDEPENDENCE — A Grayson County High School teacher faces three charges following an investigation by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
    Chief Deputy Mike Hash said Robert Pope, 37, of Elk Creek, had been charged with indecent liberties (a class 6 felony), misdemeanor assault and misdemeanor buying tobacco for a minor.

  • Med-Fit buys plant, plans to expand production

    INDEPENDENCE — Med-Fit Systems Inc. has completed the purchase of Nautilus' commercial manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Independence, which includes a 262,000 square foot plant and a 56-acre campus.

  • White: WCC has no plans to leave Galax

    HILLSVILLE — The Wytheville Community College president has denied that the college is moving out of the area, calling it a false rumor.
    WCC President Charlie White took time out of his appearance in front of the Carroll Board of Supervisors Aug. 10 to assure county officials that WCC isn't leaving the Twin Counties.
    He's not sure where the rumor is coming from, but the talk is that the community college no longer wants to remain in the educational and business development facility in Galax known as the Crossroads Institute.

  • Truckers roll out again to fight cancer

    Area truckers will roll out on Sept. 25 from Hillsville to help in the fight against cancer.  
    Participants in the fourth annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer will band together at Carroll County High School at 11 a.m., giving them time to eat and socialize before heading out at 2 p.m. westbound on U.S. 58, according to organizer Cindy Dixon.
    The destination is Grayson County High School in Independence.
    Many truckers have joined the “convoy for a cure” every year.  

  • Blue Ridge Backroads celebrates parkway anniversary with concert

    The FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway Fisher Peak Chapter, in conjunction with the City of Galax and WBRF Radio 98.1 FM, is hosting a special presentation of the Blue Ridge Backroads radio show tonight, Friday.
    The evening is dedicated to the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.
    A special anniversary cake will be shared by all prior to the live radio show. The FRIENDS of the Blue Ridge Parkway will also share information about the parkway and how we can all join in to preserve this wonderful natural treasure.

  • Authors of parkway books to visit library

    David E. and Anne Mitchell Whisnant, authors of “When The Parkway Came,” will visit the Galax Public Library on Saturday from 3:30-5 p.m. to read excerpts from their books and talk about writing.
    Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.
    This visit complements local celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Carroll cheerleaders earn honors

     BOONE, N.C. –– The Carroll County High School cheer program enjoyed another successful summer, earning numerous awards at the Universal Cheerleaders Association camp at Appalachian State University.

    The Cavalier varsity squad earned all superior ribbons en route to winning first place in the camp championship cheer and in home pom dance routine competitions, as well as winning the Leadership Award, chosen by the other squads in attendance.