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Today's News

  • Fries: a tourist destination

    It was announced last week that the Town of Fries was successful in obtaining a $1 million grant to build a new 10,000-square-foot fire department.

    This is very welcome news for the small town, and shows promise that its master plan could be moving forward.

    Ever since the old Washington Mills left the former cotton mill town, Fries has been attempting to revitalize its downtown sector and make it appealing for prospective developers.

  • Art school nears completion

    Chestnut Creek School of the Arts has reached the point of substantial completion, and is expected to hold its first class in the permanent home in February, director Chris Shackelford said.

    Until the school opens early next year, a series of art classes will continue to be held in the Vaughan building beside the Galax Public Library.

  • Nunley, Hawks earn medals at state games

    CHRISTIANSBURG -- Bertha Nunley of Galax and Coy Hawks of Mount Airy, N.C., both earned medals during the Commonwealth Games of Virginia this past summer. The two bowlers represented Blue Ridge Lanes of Galax in the Senior Division (55-over) of the bowling competition, held in Christiansburg.

  • Tide rides hot start to win over Devils

     Galax certainly did not want to give Grayson County anything to celebrate in volleyball this time around.

  • Cavaliers roll Falcons 3-0

     HILLSVILLE -- For a half of a game Thursday, Carroll County’s Southwest District volleyball match with Abingdon looked like Cavalier-Falcon battles from a couple of years ago.

  • Radford drops Devils 42-14

    RADFORD -- It wasn’t exactly a two-minute offense, but Radford had a lot of offense in two minutes. Leading Grayson County 21-6, the Bobcats doubled their point total in a little less than 120 seconds, scoring three third-quarter touchdowns in a minute, 58 seconds and rolling to a 42-14 nondistrict win Friday at Norman Lineburg Field. “That’s a good football team,&rdq

  • Cox, Galax blow away MED

    No matter how blustery it got Monday at Blue Ridge Country Club -- and it got plenty blustery, indeed -- it’s a safe bet that any kid playing golf for Galax High School has been on that course a number of times with conditions a lot worse. Course familiarity, plus the fact that year-in and year-out the Maroon Tide simply has a group of unflappable golfers on its roster, helped Galax claim its ninth straight Mountain Empire District tournament champio

  • The end is near for Grayson

    INDEPENDENCE -- Radford is Radford. Always has been, most likely always will. Good athletes and a proud tradition can make for a pretty stout football program, even if its current record is 1-3, as the Bobcats are when they host Grayson County tonight in a nondistrict game at Norman Lineburg Field. “Fast,” Blue Devil coach Brett McPherson said. “They’re probably the most athletic team we’ve seen.

  • BRCC ladies hold Solheim Cup event

     A Solheim Tournament was held recently by the Ladies Golf Association at Blue Ridge Country Club, with team captains drawing players names to form a ‘European’ team and an ‘American’ team.

  • Maroon Tide Invitational draws record field

    HILLSVILLE -- The 16th running of the Maroon Tide Invitational cross country meet drew the largest field in the history of the event as 20 teams and more than 320 runners in six divisions toed the line Wednesday at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center. Some paving work done on the wooded trail portion of the grounds brought about minor changes to the 3.1-mile course.