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Milestones

  • Louise Branch is 100

    Louise Branch turns 100 years old today, Friday.
    She has been a resident of Hillsville Health & Rehab (formerly Trinity Mission) since 2013, and previously lived at Wheatland Assisted Living since 2005.

    Branch was born in Knoxville, Tenn. At the time of her birth, Woodrow Wilson was president. She worked most of her life as a seamstress in the textile industry in Knoxville and did not retire until she was in her early 80s. She has been an avid traveler, and one of her favorite trips was to the Holy Land.

  • Baker turns two

    Julian Matthew Baker celebrated his second birthday June 19, 2016 with his big sister, Mackenzie and big brother, Lane. He is the son of Seth and Larissa Baker.

    His grandparents are Donnie and Kathy Baker, Kathy Halsey and Donny and Becky Haynes. His great-grandparents are Bob and Alice Baker, Vivian Wilson, Betty Haynes and James and Pattie Bolt. Special friends are David and Kim Stamper.

  • McMillian turns eight

    Breanna McMillian will celebrate her birthday on August 25th. 

    Her father is Glen McMillian of Big Stone Gap and her mother is Rebecca McMillian of Cana.

  • Hartig, Burress to be married

    Mr. and Mrs. Michael Hartig of Lewis Center, Ohio, announced the engagement of their daughter, Jackie, to Matthew Burress, son of Chuck and Karen Burress of Galax.

    The couple recently got engaged on a mountain overlooking the Tuscany region of Italy while they were on vacation.
    Hartig attended The Ohio State University for her undergraduate studies, and Burress is a graduate of Radford University.

  • He's one

    Joshua Blake Tucker celebrated his first birthday June 25, 2016, (on his birthday) with a Mickey Mouse theme at Carroll County Recreation Park in Hillsville with his family and friends.

  • Liddle, Handy exchange vows

    Bethany Liddle and Ryan Handy were united in marriage on June 18, 2016 at Longview United Methodist Church in Baywood.
    Bethany is the daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Liddle and the granddaughter of Dale and Margret Liddle and Pete and Mary Duggins.

    She is a graduate of Grayson County High School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Bluefield College. She is a first grade teacher with Grayson County Public Schools.

  • Anderson, Crouse to marry

    Buddy Anderson and Dianna Crouse announced their engagement and upcoming marriage, set for Aug. 27.

    The wedding is at 3 p.m. at United Faith Church in Sparta, N.C.

  • McMillans celebrate 66th anniversary

    Harold and Lillian McMillan celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary July 22, 2016 with family and friends.

    Their sons Darrell McMillan and Gary McMillan are deceased. They have five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Turns five

    Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned age 5 on July 23.  Her birthday was celebrated with a Paw Patrol river party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall and her little brother is Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Bunn, Hoffman to marry

    Johnny and Constance Bunn of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Narissa Jossette Bunn of Galax to Bradley James Hoffman of Galax.

    Hoffman is the son of Valerie Wilson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mike Hoffman of Galax.
    Bunn is a graduate of Carroll County High School and Wytheville Community College. She is a registered nurse at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    Hoffman is a graduate of Grayson County High School and the New River Criminal Justice Academy of Dublin. He is an officer with the Hillsville Police Department.