Today's Features

  • Cruisin’ & Groovin’ will be held on Friday from 5-9 p.m., with hundreds of antique and classic cars, motorcycles and antique farm equipment lining the streets of downtown Galax.
    This is the second Cruisin’ & Groovin’ of the summer, and 2011 marks the fourth year for the event, formerly Groovin’ on Grayson, sponsored by the Galax Downtown Association.
    Downtown streets will close at 3 p.m.
    Volunteers of the Galax Downtown Association will sell snacks and a DJ will provide a mix of music.


  • Bob and Barbara Young of Volney recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

    The couple married May 26, 1961.

  • Braeden Hunter Ward turned 2 years old on June 26. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse clubhouse party at the Grayson Recreation Park.

    He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence. His grandparents are Harry Cox and Bo and Susan Moxley. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Bryant and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.

  • Dale and Margaret Liddle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 21, 2011.
    Their two children are Mark and Elizabeth Liddle and Jealynn and Mike Coleman.

    They have four grandchildren: Bethany Liddle, Ethan Liddle, Kemper Coleman and Daniel Coleman.
    The Liddles celebrated with a family meal at Pirate’s Landing in Elkin, N.C., a stay at the Greenbrier in West Virginia and a bicycling trip in Greenville, S.C., on the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

  • Josh Randall Carico and Brandy Lee Gillilan were united in marriage May 7, 2011, at Cliffview Church of God in Galax. The Rev. D.G. Fox performed the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents.

    The bride’s parents are Bruce and Mary Jo Gillilan of Fletcher, Vt. Her grandparents are Meredith Gillilan of Fletcher, Vt., and the late Cleon Gillilan and Grace Pigeon of Florida and the late Leo Pigeon.




    TechTron — the Virginia Tech "robot" mascot created by a student — visits with the crowd at the 7th Annual Smoke On The Mountain BBQ Championship in Galax on July 16.

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    Ever wonder how judging works at the Smoke On The Mountain state barbecue championship?

    Take a look behind the scenes in these videos, as we follow BBQ judge Lois Sebastian of Atlanta during her judging of three teams — Low Country Longshots of Georgia, Checkered Pig of Martinsville and Red Hot Smokers of Mississippi.