Today's Features

  • INDEPENDENCE — This year’s Mountain Foliage Festival is sure to get the community geared up for fall with a variety of craft vendors, music, games and entertainment fit for everyone in the family.

    The 33rd Annual Grand Privy Race — an Independence tradition — begins at 11 a.m. Contestants in the race make their mad dashes towards the finish line in custom-built mobilized outhouses.

  • Lelia C. Poe celebrated her 98th birthday with a party at Waddell Nusing Home Aug. 16 with her family.

    Special guest was her son, Bobby Poe from Edgewater, Md.

  • Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her fifth birthday March 28 with a Frozen Elsa party at the Carroll County Search & Rescue Building with family and friends.

  • Braeden Hunter Ward turned six years old on June 26. He celebrated with a monster truck party at Grayson County Pool.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward and has two younger brothers, Levi and Luke. His 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.

  • Julian Matthew Baker celebrated his first birthday June 19, 2015 with his big sister, Mackenzie and big brother, Lane.

    He is the son of Seth and Larissa Baker. His grandparents are Donnie and Kathy Baker, Kathy Halsey and Donny and Becky Haynes. His great-grandparents are Bob and Alice Baker, Vivian Wilson, Betty Haynes and James and Pattie Bolt. Special friends are David and Kim Stamper.

  • HILLSVILLE – Teams and individuals participated last Sunday in the Hillsville Walk MS at the Grover King VFW Post grounds.

    The walk is an organized event that benefits the National Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

    This is the second year that organizers Regina Dalton and Karen Walker have put together the walk, and both are battling the disease. In addition to the walk, they host an annual motorcycle “Cruisin’ for a Cure” in July, which is in its sixth year.

  • Jenna Mae Hall celebrated her second birthday Sept. 7 with a Frozen party. His parents are Magan Lawrence and Cory Hall.

    Her grandparents are Debbie and Mike Lister and Robin and Mike Lawrence, Barbra Hall and Tommy and Tammy Caudill. Her great-grandparents are Sylvia and David Fields, Carleen and Jerry Lister and Bill and Pat Lawrence, Wanda and Buddy Brannock Jr., and the late Linda Stone. Her great-great-grandmother is Juantia Wittig.

  • Nolan Spurlin celebrated his third birthday Aug. 8 and his brother Luke Spurlin celebrated his first birthday on Aug. 29.

    They celebrated with family. Nolan and Luke are sons of Jason Spurlin and Jill Cockerham. Their grandparents are Danny and Carolyn Cockerham and Mike and Anita Spurlin. Great-grandparents are Rubye Cockerham and Louise Diamond.

  • Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her seventh birthday Aug. 20 with a party at her home. Her sisters, Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy, helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of John and Tammy Utt of Woodlawn and Tim and Britt Mundy of Max Meadows. Her maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn and Charles Liddle of Galax. Her paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • The annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Sale features home-baked pies and cakes, home-canned goods, fresh-cooked foods, handmade crafts and bushels of fall produce for sale at Felts Park in Galax.

    The event supports local churches, and is sponsored each year by the Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association.

    This year’s sale is on Saturday. The day begins with a worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.