Today's Features

  • Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her third birthday June 24, 2011. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries.

    She has a big brother, Ryder and two sisters, Cheyenne and Trinity Rose of Fries. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and Connie Dowling of Galax. Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Galax. the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Arlene and Speedy Osborne of Austinville. She also has an aunt, uncles and cousins.

  • Jessica (Jessie) Osborne and Tracy (Spike) Roberts have announced their engagement.
    She is the daughter of Lisa Osborne and the late Harley Osborne of Morganton, N.C.

    He is the son of Janet and Truman Roberts of Elk Creek.
    A wedding date will be announced later.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Eastridge announce the engagement of their son, Travis Blake Eastridge, to Lyndsey Faith Hudson.
    Hudson is the daughter of Richard and Diane Strock of Bland.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Rocky Gap High School and a 2009 graduate of Wytheville Community College.
    Eastridge is a 2004 graduate of Grayson County High School and a 2007 graduate of Wytheville Community College.
    An October wedding is planned.

  • 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.