• CTG Fanatics opening for business in Galax

    Staff Reports

    GALAX - CTG Fanatics, a local store specializing in comics, toys, and games, will be opening their doors on Oct. 8. The store is located at 105-B East Oldtown Street in Galax, across from Oldtown Pottery Studio.  
    According to a news release, CTG Fanatics will be a store that offers an opportunity for those of all ages to purchase comic books, action figures, video game systems and collectable cards. Novice and expert collectors of all ages, both near and far, are welcome to shop their one of a kind selection.  

  • TCRH unveils multi-million dollar renovation plan

    GALAX — Twin County Regional Hospital (TCRH), an affiliate of Duke LifePoint Healthcare, has announced a $4.4 million interior renovation plan that will enhance the hospital’s ability to provide quality care close to home for the Twin County community and surrounding areas. This renovation will improve patient access to healthcare services, modernize the facility and enhance the overall patient experience at the hospital.

  • County sees surge in building projects

    The Grayson County Building Department has seen its share of poured foundations, hammered nails and shingled roofs in the past year, and it appears that the county’s recent surge in job creation is to thank.
    During the Grayson County Board of Supervisors’ Sept. 10 meeting, the board viewed a photo presentation from county building official James Moss. Due to time constraints, County Administrator Jonathan Sweet yielded his time at the meeting to accommodate Moss’s time.

  • Local, state officials welcome businesses to Grayson County

    It was a historic day for state and local leaders and the community on Monday, when a crowd of nearly 200 individuals gathered to celebrate two large businesses that recently made their home in Grayson County.

  • Elk Creek highlighted in agribusiness showcase

    The third Grayson Agribusiness Showcase highlighted agriculture and natural resource enterprises in Grayson’s Elk Creek District.
    The first stop was Independence Lumber Inc., operated by Randall Eller. The sawmill is Grayson’s second-largest private employer with around 130 employees at the Independence facility.

  • Business challenge seeking applicants

    Staff Reports

    Applications are now being accepted for the Mt. Rogers Business Challenge, a new venture geared towards growing and supporting local businesses in Grayson County.
    The Mount Rogers Business Challenge is a competitive process that will award more than $20,000 in business investment grants for entrepreneurial ventures and existing businesses looking to expand with additional job creation in Grayson County, with a focus on the Mount Rogers Recreational Area.

  • Comfort Companions

    Janet Tompkins, a local speech therapist and founder of SpeechPath Tools — an organization for developments in senior-to-caregiver communication tools — has recently introduced a new product line with a personality all it’s own.
    “My Comfort Companions,” a series of personalized dolls (and a stuffed beagle for the male geriatric population), are now available for patients and caregivers, who are in search of the perfect gift for loved ones suffering from the devastating effects of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s disease.

  • New River Outdoor Adventures open for business

    FRIES – A local family celebrated the opening of its new riverside business in Fries with a ribbon cutting ceremony on June 12.
    New River Outdoor Adventures (NROA) opened for business May 23, to offer a variety of trips along the New River for tubing, canoeing, kayaking or biking enthusiasts along the New River Trail.  
    Shuttle services are available for anyone renting or providing their own equipment. NROA also offers fishing supplies and primitive camping on the banks of the New River, and sells fishing and hunting licenses.  

  • Grayson golf course offers unique experiences, revamped over winter

    GRAYSON COUNTY -- Longview Golf Course is one of the quieter spots one could pick to hit the links, yet so many things about it scream its uniqueness. Its 18 holes are tucked away way back in the woodlands of Grayson County and offer golfers a sort of wilderness experience unavailable elsewhere.

    “We’re out in the country with plenty of wildlife,” said Owner Pat Davis in describing Longview. “You might see a bear, deer, coyote, squirrels or groundhog pass through while you’re playing – we have all sorts of critters.”

  • McAllister Mills to invest $1.05 million in GC, create 16 new jobs

    RICHMOND -- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that McAllister Mills Inc., the leading manufacturer of safe, heat-resistant materials for the textile industry, will invest $1.05 million to expand and significantly increase its textile manufacturing operations in Grayson County. The company will purchase and renovate a vacant 33,000-square-foot facility that will house new automation and equipment. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina for the project, which will retain 43 existing jobs and create 16 new jobs.