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Today's Features

  • Conner Sutherland celebrated his third birthday March 8 at Chuck E. Cheese with his family. He is the son of Matthew and Jessica Sutherland of Independence.

    He has a sister, Halley Sutherland. Maternal grandparents are David Osborne of Fries and the late Connie Osborne. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Sutherland of Elk Creek. He has two uncles Brandon and Shane Osborne, both of Fries.

  • Hunter James Lineberry celebrated his second birthday Feb. 13. His parents are Mark and Adair Lineberry.

    Grandparents are Darrell and Ramona Surface, Terry and Susie Lineberry and Pat Shumate. Great-grandparents are Avis and Lois Nester and Mary Melton.

  • Carter Montgomery celebrated his second birthday Jan. 12 with family and friends. He is the son of Heather Montgomery.

    His grandparents are Debbie and James Montgomery. His great-grandparents are Scott and Jean Isom and Billy and Frances Montgomery.

  • Holly Nicole Mays and Geoffrey Scott Shaffner and their their families announced the couple’s engagement.

    Mays is the daughter of Larry Mays and Dana Woodel of Galax. Shaffner is the son of Steve and Janie Shaffner of Fries.
    A June wedding is planned.

  • HILLSVILLE — Local non-profit organization “Live for Life” is hosting a day-long music festival for child abuse awareness and suicide prevention called “Live for Life - Don’t Hasten Death” on April 4 at the Grover King VFW Post in Hillsville.

  • Kasen Galyean celebrated his seventh birthday Jan. 9, 2014 with a day at Chuck E. Cheese’s and a birthday party at his home with family. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great -grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galvean and Naomi Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Lindsey Brooke Arehart and Joshua Preston Edmonds, along with their parents, announce their engagement.
    Arehart is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Pendergrast of Dublin and Tony Arehart of Pulaski.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Pulaski County High School. She received a bachelor of science in 2009 and master of science in 2011, both from Radford University. She is a guidance counselor for Carroll County Public Schools.
    Edmonds is the son of Wayne and Linda Edmonds of Hillsville.

  • Bryan Bowman and Meghan Monroe will be married at 7 p.m. June 14 at Tanbark Acres in Cana.
    Bryan Bowman is from Ararat and is the son of Wade and Doris Bowman.

    Meghan Monroe is from Cana and is the daughter of Michael Monroe and Carole Everhart.

  • This story was written by Penelope Moseley and was submitted for the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home Foundation.

    HILLSVILLE — The Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home Foundation is reopening Mayetta’s Market on April 3 after a winter break.
    The market features quality handmade original art and crafts in many forms, as well as publications by local talents.
    Laura Cassell, who turned age 94 in January, has worked tirelessly this brutal winter to replenish her inventory at the market.

  • HILLSVILLE — Mava S. Vass touched many lives as an educator and community volunteer over the years, all the while keeping humble about her achievements.
    At the March 10 meeting of Hillsville Town Council, it was time to shine the spotlight on Vass and publicly thank her.