Today's Features

  • Carroll and Shirley Sumner of Galax celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 29 with a reception at Calvary Church of Christ.

    They have two children, Wayne Sumner and wife Cindy of Rappahannock and Lisa Cox and Husband Sid of Galax. They have three grandchildren, Jared Cox, Courtney Cox and Ethan Sumner.

  • Jeff and Brooke Sanders exchanged nuptials at the Highlands Dragon Ridge Country Club in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve 2010.

    The bride was escorted by her father and stepfather, and wore an ivory mermaid-cut Kenneth Poole gown with hand-embroidered tulle covered in Swarovski crystals with a cathedral length veil. Her bouquet was made of fresh black magic roses, purple vanda orchids and white calla lilies.
    The groom wore an ivory Mario tuxedo.
    Pastor Frank Nevarez of Cottonwood, Ariz., officiated. A quartet performed during the ceremony.


  • Megan Faith Hodge and William Patrick Roberts were joined in marriage at Carsonville Full Gospel Church in Grayson County on July 16, 2011. Pastor Roy Junior Bentley officiated.
    A reception followed at the New River Wildlife Club.

    The bride is the daughter of Roy and the late Shirley Hodge of Galax. Her grandmother is Marie Newman of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Allen and Pam Roberts of Grayson County and the late Michelle Roberts.


  • The Galax Volunteer Fire Department will hold its annual Fire Prevention Week parade on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Galax.
    The fire station will have an open house that night, as well.


  • Melissa Lenee Burton of Pasadena, Calif., and Thomas Lane Hanks of Baywood were united in marriage on Aug. 28, 2011, at 7:15 p.m. at Sunset Gardens in Las Vegas, Nev.
    The bride is the daughter of John and Kendall Trazzo of Las Vegas.

    The groom is the son of Blake Hanks of Baywood and Aletta Hanks of Baywood. His grandparents are Billy and Bev Hanks of Baywood, Tom and Rena Galyean of Galax and Jean Harvey of Galax.

  • Loye and Wylda Halsey celebrated 65 years of marriage Sept. 7.

    They were married in Independence in the parking lot of The Methodist Church by Preacher Carly McKnight.
    They were sitting in a jeep and the preacher stood by the jeep.