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Milestones

  • Turns two

    Briley McKinley Marshall turned two on Dec. 10. His birthday was celebrated with a Paw Patrol party with friends and family.

    He is the son of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall. His big sisters are Izzie and Cassie Marshall. His grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. His 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.

  • He's four

    Jaxson Preston Stockner turned age 4 on Nov. 16. He celebrated with a dinosaur party at the Winston-Salem Children’s Museum with family and friends. 

    He is the son of Zeth and Ashley Stockner. His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne. His little brother is Jonas Stockner.

  • She's five

    Madison Abigail Sluss turned age 5 on Oct 22. She celebrated her birthday Oct. 24 at Chucky Cheese with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has two brothers, Brandon and Cayson Sluss. Her grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.

  • He's one

    Aadian Zayne Belton turned one on Nov. 3. He celebrated his birthday Nov. 6 at Cliffview Church with family and friends. He had a Mickey Mouse party. He is the son of Brianna Espinoza of Fries and Joseph Belton of Austinsville.

  • She's one

    Kenzi Hennis celebrated her first birthday on Sept. 5 with a party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Chris and Lorie Hennis of Galax.

    Her older siblings are Andrew and Faith. Her grandparents are Julian and Patti Price of Luray; Gary and Jan Guynn, Harvey Hennis, and Judy Hennis, all of Galax. Elizabeth Johnson is her great-grandmother from Galax.

  • He's four

    Levi Kristopher Ward turned four years old on Oct. 4. He celebrated with a construction site pool party at Wytheville Community Center.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward and has two brothers, Braeden and Luke. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • VanEngen, Helmick to marry

    Ches R. Helmick of Galax and Meagan VanEngen announce their engagement.
    They will be married in 2016 in Lynchburg.
    Helmick is with Edward Jones Investments.

    VanEngen is a doctoral student at Virginia Tech.
    They attended Liberty University.
    The couple said that any gifts can be made in their name to the Twin County Humane Society or Backpack Buddies.

  • Bunn turns 95

    Bobby Bunn took his mother, Annabelle, who had just turned 95, for a ride on his motorcycle recently. She is in good health, takes no medication and has lived a busy life.

  • She's three

    Haleigh Grace Smith celebrated her third birthday Aug. 26 with a family birthday party at her grandparents’ house. She is the daughter of Cory and Elena Smith of Austinville.

    Her paternal grandparents are Charles and Sue Smith of Fries. Her maternal grandparents are Doug and Glenda Forester of Galax and the late James “Jimmy” Brewer Sr. of Fries.

  • Turns four

    Kaitlyn Grace Clontz celebrated her fourth birthday Sept. 4 with a Frozen party at her home with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Danielle Clontz of Fries and Allen Keene of Roanoke. Her grandparents are Tim and Rebecca Clontz of Fries and Jerry and Barbara Keene of Tazewell.