Today's Features

  • Kenneth Young Tomlinson, who rose from a childhood in Galax to become editor of Reader’s Digest and director of the Voice of America, died May 1 in Winchester. He was 69.
    His career at Reader’s Digest spanned 28 years and he became its editor in 1989.

  • Do age and cunning really beat youth and exuberance?
    Or does it work the other way around?
    Linda Mock, Galax’s Safe Routes to School coordinator, doesn’t really care; she’s just happy people showed up to try.

  • Paisley Brooke Snider turned three Feb. 1, 2014. She celebrated with a Sofia the First party at Bethel Church/Noah’s Ark Day-care with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has two older sisters, Palin and Nlair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Her great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and the late Frieda Deskins. Her aunts are Holly Choate and Gina Bigham.

  • Amanda Grace Larrowe celebrated her first birthday on Feb. 26, 2014. She is the daughter of Nelson and Pam Larrowe and the little sister of Adam Larrowe of Woodlawn. 

    Grandparents are Carroll and Christine Larrowe of Woodlawn and Duane and Alene Smythers of Hillsville.

  • HILLSVILLE — Uniformed officers lined up inside the Grover King VFW Post 1115 on the morning of May 15, as the smell of crisp bacon, country ham, sausage, biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs and donuts wafted from the kitchen.

  • Gripes from Circle Drive

  • Thirty Galax swimmers have been honored as record holders for their collaboration with more than 35,000 swimmers across the globe in an attempt at breaking the record for the world’s largest swim lesson on June 18, 2013.

  • Phillip and Patricia Jones of Cana recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Ann, to Adam Edwards of Fancy Gap.  

    Edwards is the son of Jean Jennings and the stepson of Glen Jennings of Hillsville, and the son of Bobby Edwards and the stepson of Tina Edwards of Austinville.
    Jones is a 2009 graduate of Virginia Tech and is employed by Wells Fargo.  
    Edwards is a graduate of New River Valley Community College and is employed by R.J. Reynolds.

  • Phillip and Patricia Jones of Cana recently announced the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth, to Stafford Lee Worrell.  
    Worrell is the son of Sandy and Dr. Dan Worrell of Woodlawn.

    Jones is a 2013 graduate of Virginia Tech and is office administrator at the Wound Care Center in Mount Airy, N.C.  
    Worrell is a 2013 graduate of Virginia Tech and is a computer engineer at Qualcomm in San Diego, Calif.

  • Aurora Sky Gregory turned two on April 4. She celebrated at home with family and friends. Aurora is the daughter of Jimmie and Whitney Gregory of Independence. Her big sister is Madalyn.

    Grandparents are William and Vergie Lundy, Eddie and Brenda Ward and John and Frances Pierce.