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Travel

  • U.S. 21 Cruise Thru slated May 10

    Take a Break from the Interstate will sponsor its annual Cruise Thru this Saturday, May 10, which travels from Jonesville, N.C., to Wytheville.

  • Maple Festival slated

    WHITETOP – The Mount Rogers Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad will host its annual Whitetop Mountain Maple Festival March 29-30.

  • VDOT welcomes citizens to district Six-Year plan meeting

    BRISTOL—The Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) is holding a public meeting in Bristol next week so residents can learn more about transportation projects funded in the current Six-Year Improvement Program (SYIP) and to provide comments for transportation improvements in the upcoming SYIP for fiscal years 2015-2020.

    This is a meeting for the Bristol District, of which Grayson County is a part of, and will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at the Holiday Inn and Suites/Bristol Convention Center, 3005 Linden Drive, in Bristol.

  • Culvert project will cause road closure

    Due to a project to replace a culvert along Route 748 (Laurel Hill Road) in Grayson County, a section of the route will be closed beginning Thursday, Sept. 5, weather permitting, and will remain in place through late September. 

    The closure is located in the Helton Community, near the Virginia/North Carolina state line. Motorists are advised to use caution in this area and pay close attention to signs detouring traffic around the work zone.

  • Benefit poker ride planned Aug. 17

    CHILHOWIE - A benefit poker ride will be held Saturday, Aug. 17 and will start at Chilhowie Town Hall and finish at the Whitetop Community Center. 

    Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Chilhowie Town Hall, and bikes pull out at 11 a.m. Prizes are: best hand - $500; second-best - $200; third-best - $100. 

  • Not a walk in the park...

    It’s one thing to start out on a 100-mile run and another to actually finish it.

    Jeremiah Greif, a Grayson County native and 2000 graduate of Grayson County High School, participated in the Black Hills 100-mile ultra marathon in Black Hills, S.D. on June 29-30 and was pleased with a 29th place finish. He posted a time of 27 hours, 12 minutes and 24 seconds.

  • Galax kicks off first summer bus tours

    GALAX - Starting on May 2, the Galax Visitor Center has welcomed bus-loads of tourists to the area by introducing them to the downtown community. Day-long bus tours are conducted by Ray Kohl, who leads the groups around town to several key areas, including Barr’s Fiddle Shop, Chestnut Creek School of the Arts, the Rex Theater, The Galax Smokehouse, and the Blue Ridge Music Center.

  • Raising shark awareness?

    TROUTDALE - A high school science teacher from the Central Coast of California and a former student are bicycling across Kentucky and Virginia to raise awareness and money to end a fishing practice that threatens to turn the ocean’s top predators into endangered prey. Their first stop in Virginia is Troutdale Sunday, June 23.

  • VDOT project to close road in Fairview

    FAIRVIEW - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) advises motorists that Route 609, Peaks Mountain Rd., in the Fairview area of Grayson County will be closed to through traffic.

    According to VDOT, a pipe was washed out during recent inclement weather in the area, and this project will replace it. Motorists are advised to use alternate routes and caution when traveling in this area.

    No timeframe was given for the project.

  • Steam train tours to visit famous sites in Southwest Va., Tennessee

    Virginia tour-March 9

    Tennessee tour- March 10