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  1. Video documentary of successful Guinness Record attemptRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | The Bluegrass Blog

    The US mandolin world rejoiced on August 4 when a group of 491 mandolinists assembled at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA to re-establish the Guinness World Record for largest mandolin ensemble. Organizer Tara Linhardt is still awaiting final confirmation from Guinness that they have accepted this latest attempt, but she has all the paperwork done and it should be only a matter of time.

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  2. Dry Hill Draggers Play Carter Family Fold Aug 29thRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 27 | Cybergrass

    ... Their knock-down driving beat is anything but "dragging." In 2011, they placed second in the old time band category at Galax. Fold audiences who remember Larry Sigmon and Barbara Poole will love this old time band. The group cut their first album in ...

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  3. Pulaski makes Top 10 list for young homebuyersRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 26 | Southwest Times

    ... writer who crunched the numbers and penned the article. Pulaski beat out Collinsville, while nearby towns such as Galax and Bluefield came out ahead of Pulaski at No. 8 and 2, respectively. In the ranking, Pulaski was compared to other small ...

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  4. Michelle tracks TS Erika, Tuesday forecastRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 25 | WXII 12 Winston-Salem

    ... MCGRADY AND SPARTA, ABOUT 76. 70 BY 9:00, IF NOT COOLER THAN THAT. 62 IN HIGH POINT AND BURLINGTON. 51 IN ENNICE AND GALAX. IT WILL BE A LITTLE CHILLY. YOU MAY WANT TO GRAB THE SWEATSHIRTS AND PREPARE KIDS FOR LONGER SLEEVES IN THE MORNING HOURS ...

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  5. Readers Hotline 8/24/15Read the original story

    Monday Aug 24 | Galax Gazette

    ... te. To purchase a subscription simply enter your zipcode below 276-236-5178 ex 204 P.O. Box 68, 108 West Stuart Drive, Galax, VA 24333 Office Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

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  6. Steep Canyon Rangers play the Blue Ridge Music Center August 29Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 | Cybergrass

    ... The band performs regularly at the Alleghany Jubilee in Sparta, NC, and is an audience favorite at the Rex Theatre in Galax and The Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, VA Visitors can arrive early to kick off the National Park Service's 100th anniversary ...

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  7. Patsy Stoneman RememberedRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 18 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Patsy Stoneman, described as "country music royalty" because of her long relationship with the iconic Stoneman family of talented musicians, died in her sleep on July 23, 2015, at the age of 90. She had been in failing health for about a year. Pattie Inez "Patsy" Stoneman was born May 27, 1925, in Galax, Virginia, to Ernest V 'Pop' Stoneman and Hattie Frost Stoneman, on the day that her father recorded The Dying Girl's Farewell and Piney Woods Girl in Manhattan, New York City, for Okeh Records.

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  8. Carter Fold Presents Jake Krack and the Bing Brothers Old Time BandRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Aug 16 | Cybergrass

    ... Mt. Airy Fiddler's Convention, the Alleghany County Fiddler's Convention, Appalachian State Fiddler's Convention, the Galax Fiddler's Convention, Clifftop Stringband Festival, Merlefest, Mountain Stage, NPR's Prarie Home Companion, and so many ...

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  9. Thumbs UpaRead the original story

    Friday Aug 14 | Mt. Airy News

    ... Mountain Ramblers, Richard Bowman and Marsha Todd, and other local musicians who brought home prizes from the recent Galax Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia. The event is one of the oldest and largest old time and bluegrass festivals on the ...

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  10. Q&A: Siren's Darshan Jesrani and Dennis KaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | XLR8R

    Want to peruse a couple of great curricula vitae? Here you go: Darshan Jesrani is one half of Metro Area , the hugely influential duo that, back in the late '90s and early '00s, did as much as any other entity to muscle the concept of electronic-disco revivalism into clubbers' consciousness via such still-vibrant tracks as " t ." He's a fabulous spinner, too, as well as a talented solo artist, most recently working under the Cylinder moniker for his own Startree label.

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  11. Police reportsRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 13 | Mt. Airy News

    ... to appear in Surry District Court on Aug. 26 and has been banned from the mall by security personnel there. Two Galax, Virginia, residents, Brandi Lynn Atkins, 34, and Amy Lynn Cox, 27, were cited for larceny Sunday after a disturbance call at ...

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  12. Brandy Miller to Chosen RoadRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | The Bluegrass Blog

    ... All-Stars in 2013, and recorded as a Daughter of Bluegrass in 2012. In last week's Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA, Brandy took 3rd place among the hundreds of bluegrass banjo competitors. "I am so excited to start this new music adventure ...

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  13. Cooler temperatures are here to stayRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 12 | WXII 12 Winston-Salem

    ... I HAD YOUR BEACH FORECAST. LESS -- LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT AREA TEMPERATURES. LOWER 60'S OUT WEST. NORTH WILKESBORO AND GALAX FALLING INTO THAT CATEGORY. CLOSE TO 70 THIS MORNING. 60'S ON THE MAP , MORE TODAY THAN YESTERDAY. THE BULK OF THE AREA, WITH ...

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  14. Galax is young, talented and possibly rebuildingRead the original story

    Saturday Aug 8 | Rivals.com

    The Galax Maroon Tide have fought their way into annual contention in Class 1A, but they may face a bit of a rebuilding season this year with such a young squad taking the field...

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  15. Mandolin record makes the newsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 5 | The Bluegrass Blog

    The projected new Guinness Book World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble, set yesterday at the Old Fiddler's Convention at Felt's Park in Galax, VA, was celebrated by WSLS television, the NBC affiliate station in Roanoke, about 2.5 hours away. A crush of local media was on hand for the record attempt, with reports airing on a number of regional television and radio stations, with coverage appearing in several newspapers as well.

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  16. They did it - congratulations GalaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Well done Old Fiddler's Convention attendees in Galax, VA! This afternoon they once again set the Guinness World Record for Largest Mandolin Ensemble with 491 musicians. At this point, the count is still unofficial but organizer Tara Linhardt tells us that they handily beat the existing record of 414 mandolinists.

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  17. New discount store to feature 'anything and everything'Read the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 4 | Business Journal

    ... "anything and everything." The family notes on its business website that it also operates a Five & Dime Store in Galax, Va., selling items ranging from housewares to groceries to furniture. Matthew's It's Gotta Go Clearance Store is located next to ...

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  18. Thurman Pugh passesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 3 | The Bluegrass Blog

    Charles Thurman Pugh of Galax, Virginia, bass player with the Mountain Ramblers, passed away in the Grayson Nursing and Rehab Center, Independence, Virginia, on Wednesday, July 29, 2015. He was 80 years old.

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  19. Matthewa s Five and Dime opens in Mount AiryRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | Mt. Airy News

    ... location. He said that the company also operates another five and dime store and a "got-to-go clearance store in Galax, Virginia. Laraviere said that the store's motto is, "today's brands at yesterday's prices." He went on to explain that the three ...

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  20. Mandolin record attempt next week at GalaxRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 31 | The Bluegrass Blog

    This year at the Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax, VA we will be attempting to take back the Guinness Book World's record for the Largest Mandolin Ensemble in the history of the world to Team USA on Tuesday, August 4th on the bleachers of the Galax Fiddler's Convention. We need as many mandolin players, and people with mandolins, as we can get! All participants should try to be there by the 1:00 p.m. sign in time.

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