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Milestones

  • Turns two

    Riley Preston Mays celebrated his second birthday Feb. 8 with family and friends. He is the son of Scott and Priscilla Mays.

    His maternal grandparents are Janie and Donnie Turner and Gordon Bowman. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Wanda Cothren Mays. His siblings are Brittany, Zack, Austin, Cameron and Dylan.

  • Hunter, Watson to marry

    Mr. and Mrs. James Stephen Watson announced the engagement of their daughter, Anna Carr’e Watson, to Robert Clarke Hunter Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Clarke Hunter of Tazewell.
    Watson is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the University of Richmond School of Law. She is a lawyer with Brown Greer PLC in Richmond.

    Hunter is a graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington and the University of Richmond School of Law and School of Business.

  • He's five

    Trevor Vadeboncoeur turned five Dec. 15. He celebrated with a Toy Story theme party at Blue Ridge Bowling Lanes with family and friends.

    His parents are Edward and Regina Vadeboncoeur of Fancy Gap. His grandparents are Mary Frost and the late Thurman Frost of Galax and Adele Moros of Bethel, Conn.

  • Grimm, Weddle plan Nov. 11 service

    Nikki Grimm and David Weddle announced their engagement on Dec. 12, 2010.

    Grimm is the daughter of Arnold and Cheryl Grimm.
    Weddle is the son of Kay and Darrell Weddle.
    A Nov. 11, 2011, wedding is planned.

  • Wiggins, Brannock to be married

    Roger and Martha Wiggins of Baywood announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Wiggins, to Ronnie Brannock.
    Brannock is the son of Tracy and Debbie Brannock of Hebron.

    A wedding is planned for May 13, 2011, at 6 p.m., at Hebron Church of Christ.

  • She's two

    Caelyn Brooke Nuckolls celebrated her second birthday at home with a Hello Kitty party. Her parents are Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls.

    Grandparents are Theresa Gunter, Darrin and Julie Gunter, Albert and Ruby Payne and David Nuckolls.

  • Turner, Smith marry

    Melissa McAdams Turner and Timothy Stephen Smith were united in marriage Oct. 16, 2010, at Bible Baptist Church in Galax. Danny Tolley officiated.
    The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her daughter, Jenna Turner.

    Flower girl was Haleigh Smith, daughter of the groom. Maleke Valentine was ring bearer, and his mother, Amy Richardson, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor.
    Bridesmaids were Crystal Burress and Amanda Hammond, friends of the bride, and Ashley Smith, daughter of the groom.

  • To be married

    Marion and Michael Goldwasser of Hillsville and Dever Bernstine of Winter Garden, Fla., and Martin Bernstine of Ocoee, Fla., announced the engagement of Ellen Margaret Goldwasser and Matthew Yale Bernstine.

    Goldwasser received her B.A. in Spanish with a minor in planning from the University of Virginia and is pursuing a master's in social work at Columbia University.
    Bernstine received his B.A. and M.A. from UVa. in city planning and  works for HOC in NYC.

  • Celebrate birthdays

    Kaylee Danielle Clontz turned three on Jan. 3. She is the daughter of Danielle Clontz of Wytheville.
    Krissy Rebecca Clontz turned four Dec. 29. She is the daughter of Eric Clontz of Fries.

    Both celebrated Jan. 16 with a Tinkerbell party at the Wytheville Community Center with family and friends.
    Their grandparents are Tim and Rebecca Clontz of Fries. Great-grandparents are Ileen and the late Boyd Trimble of Fries and the late James and Nancy Clontz of Galax.

  • Jackson turns 100

    Hazel Louise Jackson observed her 100th birthday anniversary on Feb. 6 in the main dining hall of Wheatland Assisted Living in Hillsville at 3 p.m.
    She was born Feb. 6, 1911 in Galax, and was the fourth of seven girls born to Joel and Addie Hawkins.
    She was graduated from Galax High School in 1929, the year of the Great Depression.

    Jackson’s father was a blacksmith and a mason who laid brick on many of the buildings built in the early 1900s in Galax.