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Family

  • Churches unite for family fun day

    HILLSVILLE  — Around 50 churches hope to welcome more than 1,500 participants to Christian Family Fun Day Sept. 22.
    The majority of activities will take place at the Grover King Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1115 after a 10:30 a.m. kick-off parade on Main Street travels to the post grounds.

  • National Night Out set for Aug. 2

    Each year, National Night Out gets bigger and better, with more activities, more event-goers and more volunteers.
    This year, National Night Out, a free community event, will be held Aug. 2 from 6-9 p.m. in downtown Galax, featuring dozens of kids activities, a mechanical bull, pony rides and bounce houses. The Galax Volunteer Fire Department will bring their fire trucks to give ladder rides.
    The Galax High School stomp group will perform from 6-7 p.m., and a DJ will provide the entertainment for the rest of the night.

  • Harrington helps kids in need

     

  • Hokie Bird to land in Galax

     

  • TCRH welcomes New Year's baby

    Twin County Regional Hospital (TCRH) recently welcomed the first baby of 2011.
    James Alexander Bishop, son of Franklin and Andrea Bishop of Galax, was the baby born closest to New Year’s Day, on Jan. 4 at 10:03 a.m.
    He weighed seven pounds, 15 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

  • Making Christmas Dreams Come True

     

    The annual Children's Christmas Party held at the Galax Elks Lodge on Dec. 12 provided toys and clothes to about 500 children throughout Carroll and Grayson counties and the City of Galax.

    Children's names are provided through social services, and each year Elks Lodge members raise about $9,000 for the campaign to pass out gifts to newborns up to the age of 12.

  • Avoid Holiday Headaches

    The holidays are an exciting time of year.
    However, decorating, traveling and even cooking can pose some safety risks.
    Taking simple preventative measures will help you and Santa Claus stay safe during this joyous season.

    Santa Got Stuck in My Chimney

  • Christmas Chest project begins

     The Galax Y’s Men’s Club will lead its 28th annual Community Christmas Chest Fund that has a goal this year to provide Christmas boxes filled with food to 550 families in need.

    The Y’s Men will lead the effort to raise $27,500 to provide for these families. Each of the boxes will be loaded with $50 worth of food.

  • Crime-Fighting Family

     In the Burnett household, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners are filled with war stories, about catching the bad guy and saving lives. 

    With five Burnetts — three generations — serving in law enforcement, it seems to be something in the Burnett gene pool that has the family craving law enforcement. 

  • Camp Dickenson celebrates 40 years

     For most children, attending Camp Dickenson is their first experience away from home and family. 

    While some kids are reluctant to stay overnight, by the end of the week, they've had so much fun they don't want to leave. 

    "They say things like, 'Mom, can I please stay?,'" said Michael Snow, director of Camp Dickenson, a Christian retreat in Fries.