Today's News

  • Old cars needed

    WOODLAWN – Joy Ranch is celebrating its 50th anniversary commemoration and reception today (Wednesday) and one of the activities is an old car display.
    Anyone with cars from 1961 or earlier is asked to bring their cars to Joy Ranch. They will be parked in the circle at the facility during the afternoon.
    For more information, call 236-5578.

  • ‘Bid For A Cure’ auction set March 26

    Donations are still coming in for the 10th annual “Bid For A Cure” auction planned for Saturday, March 26 at the Crossroads Institute in Galax.
    Doors open at 8 a.m. for a preview of the merchandise. A silent auction will be held from 9-11 a.m. and live auction beginning at 11:15 a.m.
    Susan Haga is chairman of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is spearheading the auction, along with Fred Hall of Independence and other volunteers.
    Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting the respiratory system, digestive system and many other body systems.

  • WCC offers adult beginners classes in banjo, mandolin

    WYTHEVILLE — Workshops for adult beginners in banjo and mandolin will be offered by Wytheville Community College.
    The banjo course is March 25-26 in room 219 of Grayson Hall on the main WCC campus.
    The mandolin course will be during the week of the Chautauqua Festival in June.
    Classes meet Fridays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., and on Saturdays (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.). Rental instruments are available. Workshop cost is $85, materials $12, instrument rental $30 or available for purchase.

  • Fries Fire, Rescue receive donations

    FRIES — The following made recent donations to the Fries Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department:
    Leroy Bourne, Walter Johnson, Appridge International, Elaine Kirk, Olen and Norma Quesenberry, Joey and Tammy Trimble, James and Mary Nuckolls, Betty Anderson, Wesley Sunday School Class, Charles Alley, Tony and Anita Alley, Jonathan Sweet, Peggy Burcham, Mark and Mary Williams.
    The department thanked the community for supporting the recent letter drive.

  • HOROSCOPE for Mar. 23, 2011

    ARIES (March 21 to April 19) The week promises a calmer aspect. Although there might be some lingering effects of a recent job problem, things should continue to ease up. Also expect a change in a home-based situation.
    TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) If you feel uneasy about a colleague’s suggestion, it might be that your wise inner Taurean guide is alerting you to a potential problem. Stepping away could turn out to be the right thing to do.

  • Hospice volunteers needed

    GALAX — Mountain Valley Hospice and Palliative Care is looking for adult men and women who would like to become volunteers for hospice in Galax.
    Volunteers are asked to commit to at least two hours per week, or three hours every other week, serving patients at the hospice home, as well as in private homes throughout the community.
    Classroom training for volunteers is offered April 4, 5 and 7, 5:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

  • Crossroads hosts heritage events

    GALAX — Crossroads Institute of Galax is once again sponsoring a series of free evening events, “Bluegrass Gravy & River Quilts,” in cooperation with local tourism directors.
    The Thursday events in March and April highlight interesting aspects of the history of Galax, Carroll and Grayson counties. Each begins at 7 and will end by about 8:30-9.

  • Governor announces ‘pothole blitz’

    For the second consecutive year, Gov. Bob McDonnell has instructed the state highway department to commence patching potholes across Virginia as winter comes to an end.
    McDonnell’s “pothole blitz” is a coordinated campaign to fix thousands of road divots that formed this winter as a result of moisture seeping into pavement, expanding as it freezes then weakening the integrity of the roadway during thaws.
    Once compromised, the pressure of vehicle traffic on the road can cause pavement degradation that leads to potholes.

  • DMV license system down for maintenance

    No commercial driver licensing or commercial instruction permit services can be processed this weekend at motor vehicle agencies that provide weekend services across the nation, due to computer maintenance.
    Virginia’s Department of Motor Vehicles will not be able to process original driver’s licenses that day, although DMV will be able to continue processing non-commercial driver’s license renewals and replacements.

  • Livestock Club to meet

    Grayson County’s 4-H Livestock Club will meet 4:30 p.m. March 30 at Grayson Highlands School.
    For more information, call (276) 773-2491.