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Galax has top jobless rate in July

Layoffs in construction, the wholesale trade and manufacturing pushed Galax's jobless rate to the highest in Virginia in July and knocking off Martinsville, which has long had the state's highest unemployment rate.

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 01:40pm EDT

Tags: unemployment rate, Martinsville, Va.

Organizers say mandolin record set at Va. gathering

Organizers of the annual Old Fiddler's Convention in Galax say they've set a world record for the largest ensemble of mandolins.

Wednesday - 08/08/2012, 03:52am EDT

Tags: Guinness World Record