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Today's Features

  • 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.

  • Larry Thompson IV always waves when he sees Galax Police cars, and lately the 7-year-old had an even better idea of how to thank local “policemans” for their service.

    Last week, Larry came up with a plan and enlisted his aunt for a very important mission: Operation Taco Tuesday (on Saturday) — feeding police officers at the Galax Police Department.

  • Camp Zion Church of Galax will host a multi-church dinner and bake sale fundraiser on Friday at the Fairview Ruritan building, but not for themselves.

    In true Twin Counties fashion, they’re doing it to help out a neighbor.

  • Geneva H. Richardson celebrated her 97th birthday with five generations.

    Pictured are (front row, from left) Moriah Marshall, Harlin Richardson and Geneva H. Richardson; (back row) Leah Marshall, Travis Marshall, Kathy Richardson, Hailee Marshall Longoria and Amber Marshall.

  • For many years, anytime someone had a question about Galax’s past, the first thing they’d hear was, “Go ask John Nunn.”

    Galax’s unofficial historian and a deeply engaged citizen, Nunn offered plenty of facts and lore up from his encyclopedic knowledge for anyone who’d ask.

  • The family of Claneshia E. Cox is pleased to announce her engagement to William G. Gravely Jr.
    The bride-elect is the daughter of Annette C. Cox of Martinsville and Gregory D. Cox of California.

    She is the granddaughter of the late Piper and Willie H. Cox of Martinsville and step-granddaughter of Adrene Cox of Martinsville and paternal granddaughter of Ronald and Sonya Cox of Martinsville.

  • By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Jimmy Alderman of Woodlawn has been legally blind since his birth in 1961 and spent a lot of his life in a blur.

    Now Alderman has an opportunity to read a newspaper, look at his laptop computer and drive safely after he discovered eSight electronic glasses.

  • Dan Carico celebrated his 97th birthday Feb. 19, 2017. He was born on Feb. 22. Attending were his children and spouses and his grandchildren.

    They are Lehman and Shelby Carico, Darius and Kathy Carico, Bill and Mary Carico and Stan and Virginia Cox.

  • By D.T. CLARK, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Alexandra Largen, daughter of Melissa and Nathan Largen, is a young woman with far to go and a whole lot of folks cheering her on.

    That cheering section includes many friends and mentors, and most enthusiastically, her parents, sisters and grandmother. A place she will visit very soon is Bucharest, the capitol city of Romania, a country of the European Union located in southeastern Europe.