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Today's News

  • Crossroads promotes life-long learning

    By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    The Crossroads Institute Higher Education Center begins its first session of Life @ The Crossroads on Tuesday with Tom Barr, owner of Barr’s Fiddle Shop.
    In Barr’s session, titled “History of a Fiddlin Place – Barr’s Fiddle Shop and More,” he will talk about his extensive involvement with the local bluegrass music scene, including his contributions to the Blue Ridge Music Center, the Rex Theater and the opening of his own store, Barr’s Fiddle Shop, in downtown Galax.

  • Year of leadership training begins at Crossroads

     

  • Galax church robbery under investigation

    The Galax Police Department is investigating a burglary at First Baptist Church in Galax.
    According to a police report, the offense was discovered Sept. 2 prior to the beginning of services.
    Musical instruments were taken, including an amplifier, Ibanez bass guitars, Fender bass guitar and microphones. Also taken were two laptops and a video camcorder.
    Anyone with information on this crime can contact the Galax Police Department at 236-8101.

  • Readers' Hotline 9/10/12

    No exceptions
    Recently I tried to park near the Grayson County School Board office and noticed that [a staff member’s] vehicle was occupying the handicapped space at the office. I do not believe the person is handicapped in any way and therefore found it inconsiderate and an insult to all handicapped persons wishing to park where they have a designated parking space. Perhaps the person should be reminded of the rules and that they apply to everyone.

    Undesirable job

  • 'Green Man' nature spirit inspires artist's creations

    Potter and sculptor Daniel Durham will teach a nature-inspired pottery class at Chestnut Creek School of the Arts this month. His work is inspired by the leafy face of the "Green Man," a character from folklore.

  • The backstage buzz on 'Beehive'

    The Arts Council of the Twin Counties/Galax Theatre Guild production opened this week and runs through next weekend at the Rex Theater in downtown Galax. The show features "girl group" music of the 1960s, colorful costumes and big hair.

  • 'Fiddle & Plow' added to state music trail

    The Fiddle and the Plow in Woodlawn will be presented with a banner at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7 to acknowledge the weekly event’s recent inclusion as a Crooked Road affiliated venue.
    It will be represented in Crooked Road publicity and promotional materials.
    The Fiddle and the Plow is hosted by accomplished musicians Willard Gayheart and Scott Freeman.
    Visitors to The Fiddle and the Plow gather every Friday evening in the showroom of Willard’s Front Porch Gallery & Frame Shop to hear traditional old-time and bluegrass music.

  • Flea market keeps cops hopping

    HILLSVILLE — Increased calls for law enforcement at this year’s Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show kept police pretty busy this year.
    Hillsville officers investigated a variety of incidents that occurred from Thursday to Monday during the huge holiday weekend shopping spree that stretches for about a mile along U.S. 58 on the west side of town.

  • Police investigate possible cancer scam

    WYTHEVILLE — Virginia State Police are continuing to investigate a 42-year-old Austinville woman who may have falsely raised money for health problems.
    Law enforcement officials identify the subject of the investigation as Melissa Carol Sawyers, though she may also be known as Missy Briggs.

  • Gennette fifth at national meet

     HERSHEY, Pa. – Alix Gennette ran a personal best time and finished fifth in the North American finals of the 1600 meter run at the National Hershey Track and Field championships in early August.

    Gennette’s time of 4 minutes, 45.4 seconds earned a fifth-place finish in the boys’ 13-14 age group and set a new school record for Galax Middle School, cutting more than six seconds off of his own record set this past spring.