Today's News

  • United Way expects challenging campaign

    The biggest challenge facing Twin County United Way in its annual fundraising campaign is the closing of so many factories where workers would donate a portion from their paychecks each week to the non-profit organization.
    The goal this year is to connect with those people again and reach new donors who want to support United Way programs, said Mike Frazier, president of the TCUW board.

  • GHS Homecoming Court 2010


    Galax High School's homecoming will be held Sept. 24.

  • Clinic struggles with more patients, less funding

    The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties will host an open house Sept. 30 from 6-8 p.m. at its new location at 140 Larkspur Lane, Suite C, in Galax.

  • Carroll could allow RV parks

    HILLSVILLE — Carroll officials are preparing to make revisions to the subdivision ordinance to allow recreational vehicle developments, but they do not believe that the proposed RV resort along the New River Trail will proceed.
    The Carroll Board of Supervisors and Carroll Planning Commission have scheduled a joint public hearing for Oct. 12 to get comments on a few changes to the subdivision ordinance, which is intended to control residential growth in the county.

  • Commission discusses airport's future

    The Twin County Airport Commission met with representatives from Galax, Grayson and Carroll counties and state and federal officials on Monday to discuss the economic value of the local airport, its relationship to the proposed Wildwood Park project and ways the commission could pay for an extension of the runway.

  • Guild's new play gets audience involved

    “Smoke on the Mountain,” a hilarious musical play that takes place in the sanctuary of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in North Carolina during the Depression years of the late 1930s, will be performed by the Galax Theatre Guild Saturdays, Oct. 2 and 9 at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays, Oct. 3 and 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Rex Theater in downtown Galax.

  • Vaughan indicted for fleeing drug bust

    HILLSVILLE — Two counts against a 53-year-old Galax man who allegedly fled the scene of an April drug bust were certified by the Carroll grand jury on Monday.

  • Bunn turns 90

    In celebration of the 90th birthday of Annabelle Bunn, her daughter Kathy Bunn Murray hosted a birthday party July 10 for 96 guests at Galax First Assembly of God Church. She is from a family of 10 children and had 13 children of her own over a span of 25 years.

    She has 36 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 12 step-great grandchildren.
    Bunn was born in 1920 during the Depression, and her country home had to running water or electricity.

  • Turns one

    Palin Leanne Snider turned one Aug. 11. She celebrated Aug. 7 with a Princess party at Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has an older sister, Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. She has a special aunt, Holly Choate.

  • She's two

    Breanna Lynn McMillian celebrated her second birthday Aug. 25 at home with a Princess party with family and friends. Her parents are Glen and Rebecca McMillian of Cana.
    Her paternal grandparents are Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Carter of Cana and James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C. Paternal grandparent is Glen McMillian of Cana and maternal grandparents are Elsie Easter of Cana and Doris Finley of Mount Airy, N.C. Special aunts are Chasity McMillian and Tina Carter, both of Cana.