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Abilene Motor Express Abilene Motor Express is recognized nationwide for our prompt and reliable motor freight services to destinations throughout the continental US. Customers appreciate Abilene's flexibility and prompt response to their needs. They know our courteous and attentive drivers, supported by our behind-the-scenes team of experts, ensure the most professional level of services for them and their own customers. We support our committed team with equipment and technology that enables Abilene to customize truckload and volume LTL services precisely to suit your requirements. Our fleet of more than 280 tractors and over 1200 air-ride trailers offers broad options for us to create logistics solutions that save you time and money. We trade our tractors every three years (an average age of 18 months) so we can ensure dependable, on-time service for you. Whether you are in Virginia or California, you can rest assured that your shipments will be loaded quickly and on the road on time to make their destinations. Plus, we can track them through every mile of their journey. Contact us today to see how we can set up the perfect solution for your special transportation objectives.

Abilene Motor Express

Abilene Motor Express is recognized nationwide for our prompt and reliable motor freight services to destinations throughout the continental US. Customers appreciate Abilene's flexibility and prompt response to their needs. They know our courteous and attentive drivers, supported by our behind-the-scenes team of experts, ensure the most professional level of services for them and their own customers.

We support our committed team with equipment and technology that enables Abilene to customize truckload and volume LTL services precisely to suit your requirements. Our fleet of more than 280 tractors and over 1200 air-ride trailers offers broad options for us to create logistics solutions that save you time and money. We trade our tractors every three years (an average age of 18 months) so we can ensure dependable, on-time service for you.

Whether you are in Virginia or California, you can rest assured that your shipments will be loaded quickly and on the road on time to make their destinations. Plus, we can track them through every mile of their journey. Contact us today to see how we can set up the perfect solution for your special transportation objectives.

Galax Backpack Buddies

Support our regional Backpack Buddies.  For more info, please call 276-236-2184.


Whether you’re just browsing for information to see if refinancing your current home makes sense, or you have your eye on a new home and you need to know how you’re going to pay for it—we are here to help. Our goal…is to educate you and enrich your experience on this site through helpful and relevant information for your home loan experience.

While we are not sure that anyone truly looks forward to getting a mortgage, it sure does pay to have someone who cares about helping you when you need one. We see the mortgage loans we give out as a means to a larger goal for our clients. Maybe you want to:

  • buy a home
  • get a new loan with a better rate to lower your payments
  • figure out a way to pay your home off early for retirement
  • or pull some equity from your home to pay for college tuition

…no matter the reason we want to be YOUR Go-to Team to pull it off.



AEP ranks among the nation's largest generators of electricity, owning nearly 38,000 megawatts of generating capacity in the U.S. AEP also owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a nearly 39,000-mile network that includes more 765 kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined. AEP's transmission system directly or indirectly serves about 10 percent of the electricity demand in the Eastern Interconnection, the interconnected transmission system that covers 38 eastern and central U.S. states and eastern Canada, and approximately 11 percent of the electricity demand in ERCOT, the transmission system that covers much of Texas. AEP's utility units operate as AEP Ohio, AEP Texas, Appalachian Power (in Virginia, West Virginia), AEP Appalachian Power (in Tennessee), Indiana Michigan Power, Kentucky Power, Public Service Company of Oklahoma, and Southwestern Electric Power Company (in Arkansas, Louisiana and east Texas). AEP's headquarters are in Columbus, Ohio.


Andrews Farming

Keith Andrews and Robert “Bobby” Andrews hail from a long generation of farmers dating back to 1914. They are the third generation of Andrews to continue the cabbage farming legacy.

Currently, Keith Andrews and brother Robert “Bobby” Andrews are partners
in the farming and distribution business today. They have farms nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina where they grow cabbage, pumpkins and watermelons using conventional and no-till methods. Their dedication and hard work catapulted them into a thriving farming, sales and distribution company with a fleet of Kenworth tractor and trailers. Andrews’ sales & distribution area encompasses Southwest Virginia and parts of Northern Virginia, East Tennessee, North Carolina and South Carolina.

Andrews’ local cabbage growing season commences June 1st and ends November 1st. However, Andrews Farming Company sells cabbage during all the growing seasons year round as well as potatoes, onions, pumpkins and watermelons in season. Andrews Farming Company has expanded to a cold storage and warehouse facility that is approximately 100,000 square feet. The acreage for local growing consists of 250 acres for cabbage, 100 acres for watermelons, 350 acres for pumpkins and 400 acres for Christmas trees.

Barr's Fiddle Shop

The sounds of Banjos, Guitars… and Fiddles spill out onto the beautiful streets of Downtown Galax, Virginia. Listen closely and follow the music to Barr’s Fiddle Shop, a Galax icon for over 27 years. The walls are lined with fiddles, guitars, banjos and mandolins. The Barrs have been making handmade instruments well over 27 years. A well-stocked supply of strings, books, CDs and t-shirts as well as electric and bass guitars, drums and amps make Barrs a complete music resource.

The store is owned and operated by Tom and Stevie Barr. The local favorite Junior Brown is their one and only employee, but make no mistake about it is one heck of a salesman not to mention one of the friendliest guys you’ll ever meet. Local musicians gather together at Barrs for jam sessions throughout the week. Anyone is welcome to come in and pick and grin. The Barrs take great pride in setting up all instruments sold from their shop and guarantee satisfication in your purchase or they will fix the instrument at no charge until you are satisfied.

Blue Ridge Crest

Welcome to Blue Ridge Crest, LLC, in Galax, Virginia! We are a contract Cut & Sew sewing plant specializing in T-shirts, armor carriers, and military contracts and are formerly known as Dominion Apparel. Blue Ridge Crest is a domestic production company.

In 2004, Cavalier Marine Supply Co. assumed Allied Enterprises Inc. with hopes that the consistent chemical company would stabilize the ever-changing ship chandlery business. After two years, Jeffery Littman agreed to sell the company to a few men whom he felt could successfully carry on the Cavalier name.

Today, Cavalier Inc. is Scott Kershner, Jason Jones, Bruce Heller and their hard working staff. Bruce, Jason and Scott have a combined 40 years experience in the chemical, maintenance and supply business. As the youngest and most energetic company in the industry, Cavalier Inc. has a mission to utilize its experience, products and service to help make a safer and cleaner world.

Blue Ridge Home
Health Care

We would be honored to serve your home care needs and welcome each patient into our health care family.  All you need to do is ask your doctor to refer you to Blue Ridge Home Health and we will take care of everything else.



As a leading provider of Internet, TV and Voice, CenturyLink works hard to make your services more accessible, more affordable and less complicated. Headquartered in Monroe, Louisiana, CenturyLink is a S&P 500 company and is included on the Fortune 500 list of America's largest corporations.

City of Galax

Galax, Virginia is the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains. The City is rich with tradition, shopping, recreation and scenic beauty.

A visit to Galax, Virginia offers everything from quaint downtown shops to hiking and Old Time Bluegrass Music festivals.

Galax, Virginia is home to the largest Old Time Bluegrass Fiddler's Convention as well as the New River Trail. Come, explore Galax!

Doctor's Inn

As you enter The Doctor’s Inn, you can’t help but feel the warmth and congeniality of an earlier era which is presented to you by mixing interesting artifacts from around the world with elegance from the past. This is guaranteed to create a unique experience for your getaway. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, our closeness to the Blue Ridge Parkway and World’s Capital of Old Time Music extends upon the aura that is found within our doors. One visit at the inn and you come to appreciate the “Elegant Simplicity Prescribed by the Doctor.”

E.G. Forrest

We offer the following services to our customers as a way of increasing your business efficiencies:

*credit card processing
*payroll processing and tax management
*office supplies
*menu analysis and design
*uniforms, first aid and safety programs and document management

Food City

The Food City banner dates back to 1918 when a store opened in Greeneville, TN but K-VA-T Food Stores real beginning was in 1955 when Jack C. Smith (founder), his father Curtis, cousin Ernest and uncle Earl opened their first store in Grundy, VA. Since that time, Food City has grown in leaps by acquisitions of several Piggly Wiggly operations in Southwest VA and Eastern KY, along with Quality Foods/Food City, White Stores, Winn Dixie and BI-LO units in east Tennessee. The company has also grown steadily by expansion into new areas, filling in gaps in the trade area with new units and always remodeling and replacing current units to stay on the cutting edge of grocery technology, product selection and consumer demand.

K-VA-T Food Stores follows national marketing trends. “In the last several years,” Steve Smith, President and CEO said, “we have branched out into the pharmacy and fuel businesses.” The company has 75 pharmacies and 56 fuel stations.

The company is very community-oriented and involved in local efforts. Food City also partners with farmers in Southwest VA and Northeast TN to bring local produce to its customers which helps local farmers and satisfies customer demand. The Food City name has also become synonymous with NASCAR racing in the area with it’s sponsorship of two of the sport’s most popular races, the Food City 500 and Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway. As the second longest running sponsor in NASCAR, Food City has also contributed over half a million dollars to local organizations through its annual Family Race Night events.

K-VA-T Food Stores owns and operates the 1.1 million square-foot Food City Distribution Center, located in Abingdon, VA. The company also offers customers private label choices under the labels “Food City”, “Food Club”, “Paws”, “Valu Time”, “Full Circle”, “Top Care”, “World Classic”, “Academix”, “Domestix”, “Electrix” and “Easy Clix” through its participation in the Topco cooperative. K-VA-T has also brought back some favorite local brand names that have once again become a very popular choice among area shoppers. Referred to as their “Legacy Brands”, these include Kay's Ice Cream, Terry’s Snack Foods, Lay’s Meats and Kern’s Bread. A subsidiary arm of K-VA-T Food Stores, Misty Mountain Spring Water, L.L.C., bottles spring water for sale (over sixteen million gallons) in Food City stores and under private label for other customers.

K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. continues to grow and share its growth with associates. “About 14% of the company is owned by our associates, and that continues to grow every year through our profit-sharing plan,” Steve Smith said.

K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. ranked 40th on the latest (2008) Progressive Grocer's list of America's 50 Largest Supermarket Chains, 55th on Supermarket News “Top 75 North American Food Retailers” (January, 2008) with over 1.6 billion dollars in sales and 269th on Forbes Magazine’s “List of the largest privately-held companies in 2007."

Grayson National Bank

Since 1900, Grayson National Bank has been serving the people of the western Blue Ridge Highlands. This is our home, and the small towns of this region are where you will find us. We believe that doing three things has helped us prosper through good times and bad - we hire good people, provide good service, and act as good neighbors.

Many of our employees have been with us for 20 years or more. We're part of your community. We know what's important to you, because the same things are important to us.

We focus on good service because we know you have many banks to choose from, and we believe our service truly sets us apart. Some banks may have more bells and whistles (though not many), but they don't have our commitment to personal service. That's why many area families have been banking with Grayson for generations.

Finally, we think being part of a community means being a very active participant in that community. That's why we work with local organizations like schools, rescue squads, fire departments, hospitals and the like, to help make our community - and your community - a better place to live.

If you're already a Grayson National Bank customer, we invite you to look around our website and discover some things about us that you may not already know. And if you're not already a Grayson customer, look around our website and discover why you should be!

Lyons & Mitchell, P.C. Attorneys at Law

At Lyons and Mitchell, we pride ourselves on friendly service. With more than twenty years of combined experience, our legal team helps Southwest Virginia clients with a wide array of legal issues. Every client receives personal, one-to-one attention, so you can rest assured that you will have every opportunity to fully understand your legal options, and that your case will be handled with care and diligence.

Johnson Family RV Dealer

Let Johnson Family RV show you how easy it is to buy a quality RV in Southwestern Virginia. We believe fair prices, superior service, and treating customers right leads to satisfied repeat buyers. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff is here to help you find the RV you deserve, priced to fit your budget. Be sure to visit our virtual showroom of inventory available for purchase. There you will see detailed information about each vehicle, a picture gallery, as well as convenient ways to contact us for more information about that vehicle.

Mink Motor Sales

The main lot of Mink Motor Sales, Inc. is located at 627 Glendale Rd. across from Kroger in the Galax Shopping Plaza. We have a very friendly and committed team whose goal is to provide you with dependable and courteous service. Following is a list of some of our team managers who may be reached at 276-236-5167.

Mink Lot #2 is located at 680 S. Main St. in Galax across from the Health Department. The number for this location is: 276-236-8231 

Mink Lot #3 is located at 950 E. Stuart Dr. in Galax across from Long John Silver's. The number for this lot is: 276-238-4654

Morton Realty & Auction

Morton Realty serves Independence, Galax and Grayson County in southwest Virginia. At Morton Realty, we offer friendly honest service that is so important when buying or selling a house. We want to serve all our customers and clients with our most personal attention.

Nuckolls Drug

Your Hometown Pharmacy since 1896 in Hillsville, Virginia.

100 Carroll Street
Hillsville, Virginia 24343


Our mission is to be the world's premier consumer products company focused on convenient foods and beverages. We seek to produce financial rewards to investors as we provide opportunities for growth and enrichment to our employees, our business partners and the communities in which we operate. And in everything we do, we strive for honesty, fairness and integrity.

Ramey Construction

Donnie Ramey


Galax, Virginia

The Results Companies

Our call centers are supported by a well-trained, career-oriented, performance-driven and multilingual staff of over 7,000 – fluent in English, Spanish and French. Each center is strategically located in areas of the United States, Mexico and the Philippines. We’ve built our reputation by being able to consistently provide the attention to every call that it deserves and enable our clients' business to be open and serving customers, at the highest level of service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. From expanding existing locations to opening new dedicated facilities and developing client-specific solutions, Results has the resources and experience to seamlessly respond to our clients’ growth opportunities.

Rotenizer Drapery & Carpet

One stop shopping for home decor needs! We offer a complete line of flooring materials including carpet, ceramic tile, commercial tile, wood flooring, laminate flooring and vinyl flooring.

We also offer country curtains, blinds, cabinets, countertops, wallpaper and draperies. Rotenizer Drapery & Carpet also carries Porter Paint. Come into our showroom and see our hardwood, tile and carpet displays.

Ruth Hall Insurance Agency, Inc.

Our mission is to help people manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected and realize their dreams.

Scoots of Galax Restaurant

Scoots™ is a family owned restaurant committed to serving you and your family. With an owner with 36 years of restaurant experience. Located in historic downtown Galax Scoots™ perfectly combines modern dining experiences with a sporty atmosphere. In our establishment we have jerseys of all the local teams and some not so local ones. At Scoots™ we try our best to provide a great atmosphere to our guests. If you are not satisfied or have questions email and our staff will respond as soon as possible.

Shelor Motor Mile


Shelor Motor Mile Goal is to provide a full service shopping and buying experience at one location:

Whether you are in the market to purchase a new or pre-owned vehicle, if you need financing options, we'll help you find a car loan that works for you! Even if you have bad credit, or are a first time car buyer, you can trust that Shelor Motor Mile will professionally fit you into the automobile of your choice.


The Galax Tastee Freez

There's only one chain in the fast food dessert industry that instills feelings of nostalgia... Tastee Freez. We are more than a national brand name in an ever growing frozen dessert sector. Tastee Freez is an American tradition, born in 1950. Our frozen treats bring back fond memories of cool, creamy soft-serve and an era gone by.

The Galax Smokehouse

The Galax Smokehouse became a local institution fast! Only open since February 28, 2003–it quickly became the kind of restaurant where you’ll see the “who’s who” of the locals hanging out at lunch, and hordes of tourists streaming in to discover a little bit of Galax, Virginia’s mystique!

With fantastic prices, great service, and award-winning bar-b-que, the Smokehouse is one of Galax’s favorite restaurants!

They feature St. Louis style ribs, pulled pork, Texas Beef Brisket, smoked chicken and burgers–and offer 5 of their very own “secret sauces.” Choose from Sweet BBQ sauce, House, Mustard BBQ sauce, Mountain (a really unique sweet-n-spicy) BBQ sauce, or Lexington style BBQ sauce.

So for Texas-size portions of Memphis style BBQ, in the heart of a mountain town in Virginia–come on down to The Galax Smokehouse!

OBC Outrageous BBQ Cooking

United Way of Virginia

United Way envisions a world where all individuals and families achieve their human potential through education, income stability and healthy lives.

Vaughan Furniture

Vaughan Furniture Company has always been firmly grounded in the belief that skilled craftsmanship and quality styling should be at the heart of your business. Our long history in this industry gives us the knowledge needed to consistently bring salable, value oriented designs to the marketplace.

Virginia Eagle

Based out of Verona, Charlottesville and Winchester, Virginia Eagle Distributing is a beverage distributor providing the entire Anheuser-Busch family of beers & imports, as well as local craft beers and non-alcoholic selections.

 We service off-premise accounts including our local grocery and convenience stores, as well as hundreds of on-premise accounts including many of our local favorite restaurants, clubs and bars.

 Virginia Eagle brings together an expert team of sales, marketing, warehouse staff and drivers. Each of these invaluable employees is asked to uphold our companies mission to be the most professional and customer focused company within our industry.

Virginia Tourism Corp.

The Virginia Tourism Authority, doing business as the Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is an organization of more than 70 professionals working in the Richmond office and at 11 Welcome Centers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The overriding goal of all of VTC’s activities is to “serve the broader interests of the economy of Virginia by supporting, maintaining and expanding the Commonwealth’s domestic and international inbound tourism and motion picture production industries in order to increase visitor expenditures, tax revenues and employment.”

Or, stated another way, our goal is “more people, staying longer, spending more money.”



Walmart helps people around the world save money and live better -- anytime and anywhere -- in retail stores, online and through their mobile devices. Each week, more than 245 million customers and members visit our 10,800 stores under 69 banners in 27 countries and e-commerce websites in 10 countries. With fiscal year 2013 sales of approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs 2.2 million associates worldwide.

Find out how innovative thinking, leadership through service, and above all, our commitment to saving people money so they can live better have made us the business we are today and are shaping the company we will be tomorrow.


Waste Industries

Since 1970, Waste Industries has provided its customers with responsive, cost effective and environmentally sound solutions to their solid waste disposal and recycling.  Waste Industries currently operates more than 26 collection operations in the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Maryland, Delaware and Tennessee. Waste Industries is a recognized leader in the industry and continues to be one of the fastest growing solid waste collection and recycling services in the Southeast.

WBRF - 98.1 FM

Located at 98.1 on your FM radio dial, and we invite you to tune in and listen to the Blue Ridge Country difference! At 98.1 FM, you won't hear the same songs played over and over like a jukebox, because we play over 5000 selections spanning more than 50 years of the best in Country music. From 6:00 PM until 10:30 PM, you can enjoy Bluegrass and Old Time music on The Blue Ridge Backroads Show. In addition, we are a CBS affiliate, the flag-ship station for Wake Forest University, and a Nascar racing affiliate. At 98.1, we strive to promote good clean family values and a love for God and Country! Our listeners are a top priority to us and we are one of the few 100,000 watt stations taking call-in requests. Tune in today and find out about the Blue Ridge Country difference!

WWWJ - 1360 AM

WWWJ sits nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwestern Virginia. The station went on the air for the first time on April 1st, 1947 as WBOB and is one of the longest running radio stations in U.S. History. The station is currently owned and operated by Twin County Broadcasting Corporation, and operates from its location at 325 Poplar Knob Rd. The Galax area and the Twin Counties of Carroll and Grayson have a rich musical heritage with a strong influence of Gospel and Bluegrass music, and play Host to the world's largest Fiddler's Convention each year. It is with great honor that we spread the Word of the Gospel through song and daily Christian ministry programming. Tune us in on your radio dial at 1360 AM, and join us as we lift our praises to the Lord with the best music this side of Heaven.


The mission of Wytheville Community College is to provide a quality, comprehensive education for the citizens of the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, and Wythe and the city of Galax.

Wells Fargo of Galax

We believe in our vision and values just as strongly today as we did the first time we put them on paper more than 20 years ago. Staying true to them will guide us toward continued growth and success for decades to come.


Worldwide Equipment

We will assist our customers in maintaining a competitive position by providing "Whatever it Takes" to do so. We will promote leading-edge thinking to our customers and our community. We will continually provide value to our customers. We are committed to policies and practices which encourage long-term relationships over short-term gains. Worldwide Equipment will strive to lead the industry in each of the various company interests