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Milestones

  • Osborne, Phipps to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Randy Osborne of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Carlie Marie, to Austin Clay Phipps, son of Lane and Beth Phipps of Mouth of Wilson.
    Osborne and Phipps are 2006 graduates of Grayson County High School. 

    Osborne is a 2010 graduate of Virginia Tech where she earned a bachelor of science degree in psychology.
    Phipps is a 2010 graduate of Radford University where he earned a bachelor of science degree in communication. He is employed with Commonwealth Laminating and Coating in Martinsville.

  • Dickenson, Tomlinson engagement announced

    Joe Don and Pam Dickenson of Baywood announced the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elena Dickenson, to Brandon Dean Tomlinson, son of Herbert Dean and Lora Tomlinson of Fries.

    Tomlinson is a 2004 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2008 graduate of Virginia Tech. He is employed as assistant manager at Cresthaven Farms in Baywood.
    Dickenson is a 2005 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2008 graduate of Virginia Tech. She will graduate from the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in May 2012.

  • She's three

    Caelyn Brooke Nuckolls celebrated her third birthday Jan. 14, 2012, with a Rapunzel party.

    She is the daughter of Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls. Her grandparents are Theresa Gunter, Darrin and Julie Gunter, Al and Ruby Payne and David Nuckolls.

  • Turns one

    Taylor Cheyanne Nuckolls celebrated her first birthday Feb. 23, 2012, with a Princess party.

    She is the daughter of Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls. Her grandparents are David Nuckolls, Al and Ruby Payne, Theresa Gunter and Darrin and Julie Gunter.

  • Feltses celebrate 60 years

    Ann (Jackson) and Keith Felts celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Feb. 29.
    They enjoyed many calls and cards for their special day.

    They have two daughters and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Hanks, Crouse to be married

    Steve and Lori Hanks of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorian Elizabeth Hanks, to Joshua Lee Crouse, son of Jerry and Linda Crouse of Coal Creek.

    Hanks is the granddaughter of the late William Harry Snow and Marie Snow of Galax, and the late Albert and Frances Hanks of Galax.
    Crouse is the grandson of the late Lawerence and Juanita Crouse of Galax and Gilmer and Norene Wilson of Dobson, N.C.
    An April 7 wedding is planned in Woodlawn.

  • He's five

    Kasen Lane Galyean celebrated his fifth birthday Jan. 7 with a Scooby Doo party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Jimmy and Cathy Jones, Dennis and Janie Cox and Nelson and Linda Galyean. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Turns one

    Conner Andrew Sutherland will turn one March 8. He will celebrate March 4 with family and friends. His parents are Jessica and Matthew Sutherland of Independence.

    Maternal grandparents are David and the late Connie Osborne of Fries. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Sutherland of Elk Creek and two uncles, Brandon and Shane Osborne, both of Fries.

  • Graham, Phipps to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Graham of Salisbury, N.C., announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Christine Graham of Salisbury, to Devin Ray Phipps of Winston-Salem, N.C.

    The future groom is the son of Michael R. Phipps of Lansing, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brown of Jefferson, N.C. He is the grandson of Georgia Woods and the late Hardin Woods of Independence, and Edith Phipps and the late Thomas Ray Phipps of Independence.

  • Celebrate birthdays

    Rebekah Morgan celebrated her sixteenth birthday on Sept. 15, 2011. She had celebrations with friends and family at Rio Grande and also at Cabos in Hillsville. 

       She is the daughter of Donnie and Penny Morgan and sister to Elijah and Hannah Morgan of Hillsville.
       Bob Morgan celebrated his “16th” birthday on Feb. 29. He only gets to enjoy a “real” birthday every four years, as he was born in a leap year.