Community News

  • Memorial bass contest winners named

    GALAX — The Blue Ridge Music Makers Guild in conjunction with the Fairview Ruritan Club hosted the 2nd Annual Barbara Poole Memorial Bass Contest at the 75th Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention.  
    The contestants were judged during the Friday night Old Time and Bluegrass Band competitions.  
    The Guild awarded two category prizes this year, bluegrass and old time bass.  
    One prize was a $100 check in each category along with a trophy for each winner.  

  • Lecture, workshops to explore eco-spirituality development

  • Twin County United Way seeks community support

    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.

  • Mud sling to benefit Glade Creek Volunteer Fire Department

    SPARTA, N.C. — After hosting a successful mud sling in August, the Glade Creek Volunteer Fire Department is sponsoring another mud sling 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Alleghany County Fairgrounds.
    Registration is at noon.
    Admission is $5 and free for children under age 8.
    All admission costs go toward the operation of the volunteer fire department.
    For more information or to enter, see the Web site, www.gladecreekvfd.com.

  • Truckers to parade against cancer

    Area truckers will ban together at the Carroll County High School on Sept. 25 at 11 a.m. to join the annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer.
    The truckers will enjoy some time to socialize, eat the meal provided for them, receive some special gifts and then head out at 2 p.m. west bound on US 58 to the Grayson County High School where they end the parade.

  • Grayson raises $38,600 during Relay

    FRIES — Seventeen teams raised $38,659.40 during Grayson County’s Relay for Life held July 30-31 at the Fries Ballpark.
    “We were really pleased with that,” said event co-chairman Lori Warren.
    Teams from across Grayson County gather annually to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society event. During a Relay, volunteers celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.

  • Organizers prepare for Relay for Life

    FRIES — The Grayson County Relay for Life will be held July 30-31 in the Fries Ballpark from 6 p.m.-6 a.m.
    Many activities are planned, including games, a kid’s walk, survivor/caregiver lap, team lap, car racing, beauty contest, a luminary service, great food, fireworks and more.
    Everyone is invited. If you are still interested in joining a team, forming your own team, or becoming a corporate sponsor, it’s not too late, organizers said. Call Lori Warren at (276) 655-4460.