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Today's Features

  • HILLSVILLE — Runners and walkers alike participated in the inaugural Deputy Curtis Bartlett Memorial Scholarship 5K on June 3 through downtown Hillsville.

    The event was held in memory of Bartlett, a member of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department who was killed in a line-of-duty vehicle crash on March 9.

    The event raised more than $7,000 towards a fund that will award scholarships to Galax and Carroll County seniors who plan to pursue a future in law enforcement.

  • Jonas Lynn Stockner turned 3 on April 28. He celebrated with a trip to Pigeon Forge. Jonas is the son of Zeth and Ashley Stockner.

    His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne. His big brother is Jaxson Stockner.

  • Editor’s note: This article by Annette Spence first appeared in “The Call,” the online publication for the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is reprinted with permission.

    HILLSVILLE — When the letters started coming from the jail, the Rev. Ronnie Collins was amazed by the artwork decorating the envelopes and pages. The first was a sketch of Jesus.

    As more and more mail arrived from the inmates, the drawings became elaborate, including scripture or professions of faith.

  • Editor’s note: This article by Annette Spence first appeared in “The Call,” the online publication for the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. It is reprinted with permission.

    HILLSVILLE — When the letters started coming from the jail, the Rev. Ronnie Collins was amazed by the artwork decorating the envelopes and pages. The first was a sketch of Jesus.

    As more and more mail arrived from the inmates, the drawings became elaborate, including scripture or professions of faith.

  • A Pizza Hut waitress in Galax got a very helpful surprise recently thanks to members of Galax’s First Baptist Church: an $1,800 tip.

    On June 4, Danielle Walls was informed by her manager, Chip Fender, that the church had ordered 45 pizzas, and she was to help deliver them.

    “I didn’t have anything to do with the setup of that,” chuckled Fender, recounting his part in the moment.

  • Donald “Porky” Peck is celebrating his birthday Saturday with a Power Rangers party May 20 with family and friends.

    He turned age four on May 15. His father is Robert Peck and his mother is Chasity McMillian, both of Cana.

  • The Rev. Jackie and Ann Reeves celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 15, 2017, at Galax Country Club with a host of family and friends.

  • James Holden Brewer turned age 2 on April 15. He is the son of Jamie and Summer Brewer. He has a sister, Caitlynn Brewer, and a brother, Caleb McMillan.

    His grandparents are Glenda and Doug Forester and the late Jimmy Brewer, and Mary and Sonny Newman, all of Galax.

  • Luke Harvey Ward turned 3 years old on Jan. 28. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse birthday party with family and friends.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. He has three brothers: Braeden, Levi and Grayson Ward. Luke’s 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.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Mickey Alley of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Kayla Lynn Alley, to Hunter Webb Grubb, son of Keith and Nancy Grubb of Hillsville.

    Alley is employed by Dr. Gary Hanna of Galax and Grubb is a police officer for the Town of Hillsville.
    A June 3 wedding is planned.