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Today's News

  • Rural Retreat survives Grayson

    RURAL RETREAT -- How do you turn the ball over seven times and still win a football game?  That’s the question the Grayson County Blue Devils were asking themselves last Friday night after losing to Rural Retreat 14-6 in a nondistrict game.  It was truly a battle of miscues for both teams.

  • EastMont overpowers Tide

    Galax was overmatched by a powerful Eastern Montgomery Friday night en route to a 41-6 thumping of the Maroon Tide in its first home game of the season. The Tide (0-3) fell behind early and its secondary was no match for the Mustangs’ dynamic quarterback Shawn Christian, a 6-foot-3 160-pound junior who racked up 218 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Galax entered the ga

  • Demons earn 23-7 win

    HILLSVILLE -- The 69-yard touchdown run by fullback Greg Lee was certainly a welcome sight to a Christiansburg team that led Carroll County by just three points in the fourth quarter Friday night.

  • Reaping Benefits

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll County farmers have found fertile ground in partnerships with Virginia Produce and Food City, and that's strengthening the local agricultural sector.

    Farmers who supply these fall crops to the grocery chain with locations in Virginia, Tennessee and Kentucky know they will make enough to be in the black at the end of the growing season, said Moir Beamer of Virginia Produce.

  • Eye of the Beholder

    A bold mural being painted on front of the Jeff Matthews Museum has caused an uproar among Galax residents, city staff and the museum's board of directors.

    The mural, started last month, remains unfinished until the Galax Planning Commission decides if artists David and Brigette Payseur should continue the painting.

    However, since the mural has gone up, it has attracted attention from many tourists, as well as locals, who never knew the museum even existed.

  • Firefighters, police rescue man from roof

    Galax emergency crews and police had to subdue a man who would not come down from a three-story roof of an apartment house at 111 Painter Street on Tuesday.

    Police officers used ladders to scale the steep roof and talked to the man for several minutes. If they approached, he would edge closer to the deadly drop off the back side of the house.

    Mostly he sat, talking loudly, wrapped in a white towel.

    Eventually, police officers and Galax Fire Chief David Hankley tackled the combative man, using tasers several times to subdue him.

  • Grant will expand Galax Farmers' Market

    Galax has been awarded a $99,000 USDA Rural Development grant to update the city's farmers' market by constructing restrooms, upgrading landscaping and adding a food preparation area.

    Coinciding with the revitalization project in downtown Galax, the farmers' market last year underwent a makeover — bike racks were installed to welcome visitors from the New River Trail, signs were repaired, columns were repainted and the facility received electrical upgrading to accommodate large festival events, such as Smoke on the Mountain.

  • Late blight strikes local tomato crop

    Tomato plants with a fungal disease that's ravaging gardens this year need to be disposed of properly, lest they damage next year's crop, Virginia Cooperative Extension agents warn.

    Gardens in the Twin Counties and throughout the East have experienced a "tremendous loss" of garden tomatoes due to late blight, said Extension agent Kevin Spurlin.

    "Unfortunately, the disease is quite devastating with complete crop losses common," he said. "There are measures that home gardeners need to take soon to limit the infection potential next year."

  • Festival honors music legend

    WHITETOP — Family and friends of a late and legendary fiddler and instrument maker are gearing up for the event that bears his name, the 2009 Albert Hash Memorial Festival in Whitetop this weekend.

    The festival enters its third year at Mount Rogers Combined School (MRCS) in Whitetop, and honors the life of one of Grayson's finest musicians and luthiers, born in 1917 in Rugby.

  • Exit Strategy

    LAMBSBURG — Development at Interstate 77’s Exit 19 got off the starting line first, but Exit 1 has taken the lead as construction work recently began for Love’s truck stop.

    Exit 19, home of the planned Wildwood Commerce Park, had the early advantage, with more than 1,300 acres of land graded in preparation for development by Mike Turman and Don Branscome, But work in Lambsburg revved up quickly last week as footers were poured for Love’s on its 21 acres in southern Carroll.