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Community News

  • Alleghany Roundup for the week of Oct. 17

    • Hillbilly show slated Oct. 20

    SPARTA, N.C. – The 19th annual Hillbilly Comedy and Variety Show is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Sparta School Auditorium.

  • Alleghany Roundup for the week of Oct. 17

    • Hillbilly show slated Oct. 20

    SPARTA, N.C. – The 19th annual Hillbilly Comedy and Variety Show is set for 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Sparta School Auditorium.

  • Oakland Ruritan Club to hold first ever concert

    The Oakland Ruritan Club will be holding its first ever community concert on Saturday, Oct. 13 from 7-9 p.m. at the Oakland Elementary School Gym.

    Concert performances will include local musicians, such as Loose Strings, Common Ground, Mark Patton, Clarence Young, Sue Miles and McMillan Ministries. 

  • Music Center announces upcoming concert schedule

    For centuries, traditional musicians from the Blue Ridge have used songs to tell stories and remember local history, events and people. 

    This music has passed down through the generations along with tales of tragedy, train wrecks, unrequited love, or other lore.

  • Miss Food City Pageant slated

    BRISTOL - The 20th Anniversary Miss Food City Pageant is slated for Saturday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. Downtown Bristol’s Paramount Center for the Arts will again serve as the venue for the gala event. Reggie Neel of WXBQ radio will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

  • Alleghany Roundup for the week of Oct. 10

    • Fall festival set at Glade Creek

    GLADE CREEK, N.C. – A fall festival will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 from 5-8:30 p.m. at the Glade Creek School.

  • Blue Ridge Music Center announces Fall Heritage Series

    The Blue Ridge Music Center will kick off its indoor, Fall Heritage Series with a tribute to the influential husband/wife singing duo, E.C. and Orna Ball on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 2 p.m..

    The Balls never matched groups like the Carter Family in popularity, but nonetheless made a significant, though quieter, contribution to the development of old-time music and gospel.

  • Volunteer fire department to host benefit dinner and silent auction

    The Independence Volunteer Fire Department will host a benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 1-7 p.m.

    The meal costs $7 per person and includes spaghetti, salad, bread, drink and dessert. The event will also feature special singing.

    All proceeds from the event go to David Anderson and Gary Nichols to help with medical expenses. All contributions and donations of items for silent auction are appreciated.

  • Grant Community Center announces October events

    The Grant Community Computing Center has announced upcoming events for the month of October. The computer center is open to the public and offers free access to computers and high speed broadband internet. Wifi is available on the premises during business hours and requires registration. The center’s normal business hours are weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Grant Community Computing Center is located in the old Grange Hall School Building at 840 Grange Hall Road in Troutdale.

  • Alleghany Roundup for the week of Oct. 3

    • Angel tree items stolen in Alleghany

    SPARTA, N.C.
    – The Alleghany County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the theft of several toys and clothing items that were to be given to needy families this Christmas.

    The Angel tree program is held each year and surplus items were stored in a storage building. Someone broke into the building and removed most of the items.