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Today's Features

  • Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned three on July 23.  Her birthday was celebrated with a Merida river party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall. She is younger sister of Izzie, and older sister to 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, the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Blair Marie Dalton celebrated her first birthday July 3. She is the daughter of Jason and Stephanie Dalton.

    Her grandparents are Ricky and Cissy Dalton of Fancy Gap, Ernestine and Robert Clark of Fairview and Danilo and Iris Martinez of Cypress, Texas. Her great-grandparents are Ralph and Modena Dalton of Woodlawn and Annabelle Horton of Fancy Gap. She has two sisters, Jenna and Kristen Dalton.

  • Lindsay Erin Myers and Roger Dale Stone were married May 3, 2014, at Graystone Presbyterian Church in Knoxville, Tenn.
    Michael Thomas was the officiating minister.
    Maid of honor was Kelly Myers, sister of the bride. Matron of honor was Gayle Higgs, sister of the bride.
    Bridesmaids were Laura Benner, Katie Helms, Mandi Meek and Amy Cole.
    Groomsmen were Fred Stone, father of the groom; Garrett Cole, brother‑in‑law of the groom; and Jonathan Cole, Kevin Kosier, Kent Kosier and Justin Black.
    Ring bearer was Dylan Benner.

  • Melissa Mullins of Galax announces the engagement of her daughter, Alisha Ramey, to Mark Adams Jr. of Galax.

    Ramey is a graduate of George Wythe High School and attends Bluefield College.
    Adams was graduated from Galax High School and is employed with Hill’s Trucking Co.
    A September wedding is planned.

  • The second annual Galax Rhythm, Brews & Vine Fest is coming Aug. 2 to Grayson Street, featuring 12 breweries and five wineries, along with four bands and two food vendors.

    The downtown festival will run from 2-8 p.m.

    The festival is being put on and sponsored by the Galax Downtown Association, Creek Bottom Brews and Macado’s.

  • HILLSVILLE — Bill “Doc” Copeland was chosen as July’s Citizen of the Month by Laurel Fork Council Member Greg Yonce at Hillsville Town Council’s July 14 meeting.

    “I find it very fitting that Bill Copeland receive the Citizen of the Month for July, as this is the month that Bill is retiring,” said Yonce as he presented the award to Copeland that evening.

    The Danville, along with his wife and three daughters, moved 90 miles west over the mountains to Hillsville.

  • Mike Dees is exactly the person you’d want to show you how to perform a difficult exercise move or figure out a complicated craft step: vigorous and competent, but also friendly and patient.

    In repose, he has a glow of health and the appearance of stored energy waiting to be used with steady economy: he’s at rest, but not because he needs to be.

  • Sophie Haga, 12, of Galax represented Virginia as the statewide winner of Michelle Obama’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which invited children to develop tasty, affordable and healthy lunches.

    Sophie, who will be starting seventh grade this fall at Galax Middle School, submitted a healthy lunch recipe for Chia Chicken Pitas that won her a seat representing the Commonwealth at the First Lady’s annual Kids’ State Dinner.

  • Christopher “Mason” Nobili recently celebrated his fifth birthday with his family and friends with a “Octonaut” ocean themed birthday party at the Sardis Swim Club in Charlotte, N.C.

    He is the son of Chris and Christina Nobili of Charlotte, N.C. He is the grandson of John and Jenny Nobili of Woodlawn, Rebecca and Danny Primm of Austinville, and Arlie and Toni Hall of Fancy Gap. He is the great-grandson of Artie Belle Primm of Hillsville.

  • The Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce held the 10th Annual Smoke on the Mountain BBQ Championship on July 18-19, which also serves as Virginia’s official barbecue contest.

    The Galax competition is a qualifying event for three national contests — Memphis In May, Kansas City Barbecue Society and the World Food Championship.

    Here are this year’s winners:

    KANSAS CITY BBQ SOCIETY