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Today's Features

  • Harold and Lillian McMillan celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary July 22, 2016 with family and friends.

    Their sons Darrell McMillan and Gary McMillan are deceased. They have five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned age 5 on July 23.  Her birthday was celebrated with a Paw Patrol river party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall and her little brother is Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Johnny and Constance Bunn of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Narissa Jossette Bunn of Galax to Bradley James Hoffman of Galax.

    Hoffman is the son of Valerie Wilson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mike Hoffman of Galax.
    Bunn is a graduate of Carroll County High School and Wytheville Community College. She is a registered nurse at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    Hoffman is a graduate of Grayson County High School and the New River Criminal Justice Academy of Dublin. He is an officer with the Hillsville Police Department.

  • INDEPENDENCE — Recent nationwide debates concerning the rights of transgender individuals have made headlines this year; the primary topic being policies requiring transgender men and women to use restrooms that reflect the gender that is printed on their birth certificate, rather than the gender they are aspiring (or in the midst of transitioning) to be.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson, Jr., of Galax announce of the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Katharine, to Matthew Morris, son of Janice Morris and the late Michael Morris of Mocksville, N.C.

    Jenna Jackson is a graduate of Carroll County High School and was graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University.
    She works in the entertainment department of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and teaches at the Lyric Dance Extension.

  • Vita Barton celebrated her birthday at Waddell Nursing & Rehab Center.

    She turned 98 on June 30 and celebrated with family and friends who surprised her with a party at the facility. A special guest was her great-great-grandson, Silas Bowman, age 18 months old.

  • Eddie and Shelia Hash along with Michael and Rachel Parks announced the engagement of Toby J. Hash and Tiffany M. Parks.

    An October wedding is planned.
     

  • Ten local pastors and a police chief spoke at the Galax Hearts United prayer vigil, held Sunday evening at the Galax Police Department’s courtyard and attended by about 250 people.

    It began in a punishing blaze of sun and heat but cool shade and fresh breezes moved over the assembly as the evening continued; and ended with a song – “Amazing Grace” – that required no hymnal to be sung.

  • What started as a prayer vigil to bring together law enforcement and the black community in a show of unity during a turbulent time has grown into a movement.

    Encouraged by the turnout and the positive reaction to the Peace Prayer Vigil in Hillsville on July 10, Pastor Daniel Harrison of Elk Spur Church in Fancy Gap has launched Hearts United. The group is planning a similar unity vigil on Sunday in Galax.

  • Robert and Mary Felicito of Mouth of Wilson announced the engagement of their son, Jason Fell, to Ellen Currie, daughter of Carlton and Haise Currie of Houston, Texas. 

    Fell is a 2001 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2006 graduate of Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.  
    Fell is employed by Halliburton Energy Services in Dallas, Texas.