Today's Features

  • Joshua Blake Tucker celebrated his first birthday June 25, 2016, (on his birthday) with a Mickey Mouse theme at Carroll County Recreation Park in Hillsville with his family and friends.

  • Bethany Liddle and Ryan Handy were united in marriage on June 18, 2016 at Longview United Methodist Church in Baywood.
    Bethany is the daughter of Mark and Elizabeth Liddle and the granddaughter of Dale and Margret Liddle and Pete and Mary Duggins.

    She is a graduate of Grayson County High School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degree from Bluefield College. She is a first grade teacher with Grayson County Public Schools.

  • Buddy Anderson and Dianna Crouse announced their engagement and upcoming marriage, set for Aug. 27.

    The wedding is at 3 p.m. at United Faith Church in Sparta, N.C.

  • WOODLAWN – The Twin Counties’ own comic convention will take place this weekend, featuring a wide variety of artists, writers, publishers and toy and comic vendors. Khan-Con 2: The Wrath of Con will focus on all elements of sci-fi, superhero, comic book and pop culture.

  • Harold and Lillian McMillan celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary July 22, 2016 with family and friends.

    Their sons Darrell McMillan and Gary McMillan are deceased. They have five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

  • Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned age 5 on July 23.  Her birthday was celebrated with a Paw Patrol river party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall and her little brother is Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Johnny and Constance Bunn of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Narissa Jossette Bunn of Galax to Bradley James Hoffman of Galax.

    Hoffman is the son of Valerie Wilson of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Mike Hoffman of Galax.
    Bunn is a graduate of Carroll County High School and Wytheville Community College. She is a registered nurse at Twin County Regional Hospital.
    Hoffman is a graduate of Grayson County High School and the New River Criminal Justice Academy of Dublin. He is an officer with the Hillsville Police Department.

  • INDEPENDENCE — Recent nationwide debates concerning the rights of transgender individuals have made headlines this year; the primary topic being policies requiring transgender men and women to use restrooms that reflect the gender that is printed on their birth certificate, rather than the gender they are aspiring (or in the midst of transitioning) to be.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson, Jr., of Galax announce of the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Katharine, to Matthew Morris, son of Janice Morris and the late Michael Morris of Mocksville, N.C.

    Jenna Jackson is a graduate of Carroll County High School and was graduated magna cum laude from Oklahoma City University.
    She works in the entertainment department of the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and teaches at the Lyric Dance Extension.

  • Vita Barton celebrated her birthday at Waddell Nursing & Rehab Center.

    She turned 98 on June 30 and celebrated with family and friends who surprised her with a party at the facility. A special guest was her great-great-grandson, Silas Bowman, age 18 months old.