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Milestones

  • Richardson, Spurlin to marry

    Mike and Anita Spurlin announced the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Michelle Spurlin, to Robert Gayle Richardson, son of Stan and Nona Richardson of Rugby.
    The future bride is employed by Carroll County Public Schools.  The future groom is employed by the Virginia Department of Transportation in the Volney area.

    The wedding ceremony will be conducted by the Rev. Dennis Eller on June 22 at Longview United Methodist Church in Baywood.
    The honeymoon will be in Pennsylvania, and the couple will reside in Galax.

  • Durnovich, Ventresca engagement announced

    Mr. and Mrs. David Wayne Durnovich of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Anna Bryant Durnovich, to Matthew Joseph Ventresca, son of Mr. and Mrs. David Anthony Ventresca, of New Hope, Pa.

    The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Wheeler Parsons, of Galax, and John Michael Durnovich and the late Janice Durnovich of Abingdon.
    Anna is a graduate of Grayson County High School and the College of Charleston. She is employed by NAI Geis Realty Group in Philadelphia, Pa.

  • Poole, Sapp marry

    Heather Lynn Poole of Galax and Joseph Eric Sapp of Fries were united in marriage Feb. 16, 2013, by the Rev. Andy Edmonds and the Rev. John Williams at Gospel Chapel in Galax with family and friends.

    The bride is the daughter of Elvis and Rhonda Poole of Galax and the granddaughter of William “Bill” Spencer.
    She graduated from Carroll County High School. She works at Bojangles.
    The bridegroom is the son of Mary Sharlene Sapp of Fries.

  • She's two

    Paisley Brooke Snider turned two Feb. 1. She celebrated with a Dora the Explorer party at the Carroll County Public Library with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has two older sisters, Paisley and Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. Her special aunts are Holly Choate and Gina Bigham.

  • Turns 94

    Philip Smith Porter celebrated his 94th birthday with family at his home on Allen Lane.

    He and his wife, Pauline Dickens Porter, have been married 70 years.

  • He's two

    Jacob Matthew Beasley celebrated his second birthday with a Spongebob party at his grandmother’s house on April 4.

    He is the son of Andrew and Ashley Beasley. His grandparents are Becky Beasley, Tim Beasley and Beth and William Richardson, all of Hillsville.

  • Springer, Webb engagement announced

    Mr. and Mrs. Victor Webb of Laurel Fork and Mr. and Mrs. Kurt Springer of Vicenza, Italy, announced the upcoming wedding of Heather Webb and Jesse Springer.

    Heather Webb is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Banks of Reidsville, N.C., and the late Forest and Helen Webb of Laurel Fork.
    She received a bachelor’s degree in humanities and fine arts from the University of Wyoming and is pursuing a master’s degree in public administration from the university.

  • Strickland, Marshall to marry

    Ashley M. Strickland and Taylor W. Marshall recently announced their engagement.
    Strickland is the daughter of Jimmy and Denise Strickland of Galax.
    She is a graduate of Carroll County High School and Bluefield College. She is employed by Patrick County Public Schools in Critz, as a sixth/seventh grade health and physical education teacher.
    Marshall is the son of Timmy and Sherry Marshall of Mechanicsville.

    He is a graduate of Lee-Davis High School and plans to graduate from Bluefield College later this year in sports medicine.

  • He's one

    Landon Gray Smith turned 1 on March 3. He celebrated with a baby Mickey-themed party with family and friends. 

    Landon is the son of Christopher and DeAnn Smith of Hillsville. His grandparents are Dennis and Debbie Frost of Galax, and James and Bonnie Smith of Hillsville.

  • Hamby, Love to be married

    Edwin and Lois Love of Galax announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Shayne Love, to Darlene Marie Hamby, the daughter of Sonya and Terry Hamby of Elkins, W.Va.

    A March 23 wedding is planned at Trinity Baptist Church at noon.
    Family and friends are invited.