Features http://www.galaxgazette.com/features/todaysfeatures en GCHS Prom 2015 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/gchs-prom-2015 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/promhipstertrio042915rgb.jpg" alt="" title="" align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> <strong>By DON RICHESON, Staff</strong></p> <p> INDEPENDENCE &mdash; About 300 danced the night away at Grayson County High School&rsquo;s annual Junior-Senior Prom on April 25.</p> <p> The prom&rsquo;s theme this year was &ldquo;If Only for One Night.&rdquo; The event was coordinated by GCHS teacher Amanda Brewer, who was assisted by many volunteers.</p> CCHS Prom 2015 http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/cchs-prom-2015 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4877.jpg" alt="Alyssa Raffeinner adjusts date Brandon Blevins’ tie before going into the prom at Carroll County High School on April 25." title="Alyssa Raffeinner adjusts date Brandon Blevins’ tie before going into the prom at Carroll County High School on April 25." align="left" hspace="6" width="90" height="85" /> Second chance to dance http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/second-chance-dance-0 <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/ramirez_prom.jpg" alt="Heather Ramirez didn’t get to go to her high school prom, but years later, husband Noe asked her to go to Carroll County’s Second Chance Prom. They’re going back for this year’s dance on April 25." title="Heather Ramirez didn’t get to go to her high school prom, but years later, husband Noe asked her to go to Carroll County’s Second Chance Prom. They’re going back for this year’s dance on April 25." align="left" hspace="6" width="57" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &mdash; For Heather Ramirez, last year&rsquo;s Second Chance Prom was her first real prom experience.</p> <p> &ldquo;The funny part for me was that I wasn&rsquo;t able to attend my first prom, but I helped decorate for it in high school,&rdquo; she told The Gazette. &ldquo;But it worked out, because the first time actually going to the prom, I went with my husband.&rdquo;</p> Presutti, Bowen announce engagement http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/presutti-bowen-announce-engagement <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/presutti-bowen_engagement.jpg" alt="Victoria Ann Presutti and Stephen Preston Bowen " title="Victoria Ann Presutti and Stephen Preston Bowen " align="left" hspace="6" /><p> Victoria Ann Presutti and Stephen Preston Bowen announced their upcoming marriage.<br /> The bride-to-be is the daughter of Susan and C.R. Minor, and R. David Presutti of Morristown, Tenn.<br /> <br /> She was graduated from Morristown Hamblen High School East in 2011.<br /> She is a student at the University of Tennessee, studying therapeutic recreation and psychology, and is employed by CVS Pharmacy and Studio 7 by Avalon in Morristown.<br /> The groom-to-be is the son of Stephen and Rhonda Hall Bowen of Mouth of Wilson.<br /> Hospital volunteers give time, comfort http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/hospital-volunteers-give-time-comfort <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/volunteers.jpg" alt="Emme Jean Catron, Junior Bullion and Jane Michelfelder (from left) all volunteer through the Twin County Regional Healthcare system." title="Emme Jean Catron, Junior Bullion and Jane Michelfelder (from left) all volunteer through the Twin County Regional Healthcare system." align="left" hspace="6" width="130" height="85" /><p> Emma Jean Catron, Jane Michelfelder and Junior Bullion are seasoned at their trade.</p> <p> Except it&rsquo;s not, technically, a trade, and it only pays back in satisfaction.</p> <p> They&rsquo;re all volunteers with the Twin County Regional Healthcare, each working a slightly different job. Since April 12-18 is National Volunteer Week.</p> <p> Under the aegis of TCRH Director of Volunteers Linda Belcher, they came together to describe what they do.</p> Cat's 90-mile journey leaves owner curious http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/cats-90-mile-journey-leaves-owner-curious <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/rhudy_reunion.jpg" alt="Penny Nixon was reunited with her cat, Rhudy, after he somehow traveled 90 miles from home." title="Penny Nixon was reunited with her cat, Rhudy, after he somehow traveled 90 miles from home." align="left" hspace="6" width="53" height="85" /><p> Nine months after Galax resident Penny Nixon&rsquo;s cat, Rhudy, disappeared from her former home in Edinburg, she resigned herself to the belief that she would never see him again. But one night, a phone call out of the blue changed everything: her pet was alive and waiting for her in a veterinarian&rsquo;s office in McLean&hellip; more than 90 miles from where he&rsquo;d first disappeared.</p> Church to debut play in new sanctuary http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/church-debut-play-new-sanctuary <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4591.jpg" alt="“The Last Days of Christ” will be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church." title="“The Last Days of Christ” will be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &mdash; The Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hillsville will present an Easter play, &ldquo;The Last Days of Christ&rdquo; this weekend at its new sanctuary on 203 Virginia Street.</p> Church to debut play in new sanctuary http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/church-debut-play-new-sanctuary <img src="http://www.galaxgazette.com/sites/www.galaxgazette.com/files/imagecache/thumb85/img_4591.jpg" alt="“The Last Days of Christ” will be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church." title="“The Last Days of Christ” will be performed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m. at Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church." align="left" hspace="6" width="128" height="85" /><p> HILLSVILLE &mdash; The Hillsville Pentecostal Holiness Church in Hillsville will present an Easter play, &ldquo;The Last Days of Christ&rdquo; this weekend at its new sanctuary on 203 Virginia Street.</p>