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Community News

  • Brewer, Monk marry

    Melinda Sue Brewer and Timothy Allen Monk were united in marriage Oct. 16 at Fairview Baptist Church by Pastor Sam Holder.
    The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and JoAnne Brewer of Galax, and Peggy and James Carroll of Galax.
    The groom is the son of JoAnn Monk and the late Rev. James Monk of Galax.

    The couple’s daughters Skylar Rose and Autumn Starr Monk attended, as well as family and friends.
    The couple resides in Galax.

  • Hall, Shaw exchange vows

    Paul Wayne Shaw and Jennifer Edwards Hall were united in marriage on June 19, 2010.
    The couple had a private ceremony at the home of Charlie and Sandy Alderman. Close friends and family attended.
    The bride is the daughter of John Paul Edwards and the late Ruth Edwards of Galax. She is the granddaughter of the late Worth and Etoile Edwards of Galax and Martha Jones of Wilmington, Ohio.
    The groom is the son of James Shaw and the late Nellie Mae Shaw of Davy, W.Va.

  • GHS crowns 2010 homecoming queen

     

    Carrie Sage Lindsey, a senior, was crowned homecoming queen during Galax High School's homecoming game on Sept. 24. Due to a three-way tie, three seniors were named homecoming princesses — Raven Slater, Kristen Osborne and Hannah Cassell. Each princess was escorted by their father onto the GHS football field during the game's halftime.

  • Truckers' parade hits the road Saturday

    HILLSVILLE — Organizers of the fourth annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer would like to see the streets lined with people supporting the fight this Saturday.

  • Truckers roll out again to fight cancer

    Area truckers will roll out on Sept. 25 from Hillsville to help in the fight against cancer.  
    Participants in the fourth annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer will band together at Carroll County High School at 11 a.m., giving them time to eat and socialize before heading out at 2 p.m. westbound on U.S. 58, according to organizer Cindy Dixon.
    The destination is Grayson County High School in Independence.
    Many truckers have joined the “convoy for a cure” every year.  

  • Authors of parkway books to visit library

    David E. and Anne Mitchell Whisnant, authors of “When The Parkway Came,” will visit the Galax Public Library on Saturday from 3:30-5 p.m. to read excerpts from their books and talk about writing.
    Copies of their books will be available for purchase and signing.
    This visit complements local celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Free Clinic to host fundraiser

    Volunteers, staff and patients of The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties will host the monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's in Galax on Saturday from 8-10 a.m.
    The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and drink for $5 per person. Take-outs are available.
    Last month, the breakfast fundraiser had the lowest number of attendees since it started.
    This is an opportunity to help people in need. One breakfast purchased will buy one prescription for one patient.

  • Sylvatus Ruritans to hold flea market

    The Sylvatus Ruritan Club will host its annual Labor Day Flea Market, Sept. 3–6.
    Proceeds from the event go to support projects in the community.

  • Backpack Buddies program to return

    Backpack Buddies will, for the second year, begin serving children at Galax Elementary, Galax Middle and Galax High on Sept. 3.
    Last year, Backpack Buddies, a program designed to feed children over the weekend that may go hungry, served 172 Galax children throughout the school year.
    Backpack Buddies is a new, national, community-based program with about 150 organizations in the country that help provide nutritious, non-perishable meals and healthy snacks to children in need.

  • Humane Society to host 'Walk for the Animals'

    HILLSVILLE — Twin County Humane Society will hold this year’s dog walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 at The Carroll Wellness Center in Hillsville.
    “Walk for the Animals” will be held rain or shine to raise money for spay/neuter assistance and other animal welfare programs.
    Walkers must raise $25 to participate. Those who raise a minimum $50 and pre-register by Aug. 30 will receive a free event t-shirt.