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Today's Features

  • Jaxson Preston Stockner turned five on Nov. 16. He celebrated with a Secret Life of Pets party at the Winston Salem Children’s Museum with family and friends.

    He is the son of Zeth and Ashley Stockner. His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne. His little brother is Jonas Stockner.

  • The Galax Volunteer Fire Department’s HQ was host to the Community Food Fund box packing on Dec. 15, as community members volunteered to load up boxes with donated goods and groceries for 550 families in need in the area.

    Capt. Mike Ayers, who kept track, said that the packing occurred in record time this year: 1,100 boxes in one hour and two minutes, down from last year’s one hour and 13 minutes.

  • Artie Belle Primm recently celebrated her 89th birthday with her family and friends at Waddell Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Galax.

    She and visitors enjoyed cake and special desserts and snacks. She enjoyed spending quality time with her great-grandchildren and family members.

  • Kenzi Juliann Hennis celebrated her second birthday on Sept. 5 with a “Jesus Loves the Little Children” party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Chris and Lorie Hennis of Galax.

    Her older siblings are Andrew and Faith. Her grandparents are Harvey Hennis, Judy Hennis and Gary and Jan Guynn, all of Galax and Julian and Patti Price of Luray. Elizabeth Johnson of Galax is her great-grandmother from Galax.

  • Gary Lee and Shirley Walker Stuart of the Longview community in Baywood will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Dec. 15.
    They were married by G. Glen Nichols in Sparta, N.C., on Dec. 15, 1956.

    Their secret to a long and happy marriage is loving and trusting God and each other and always being thankful for blessings, family and friends.

  • By LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – More than 200 volunteers showed up last Thursday night to pack boxes of food to be distributed to less fortunate families in Carroll County.

    The group first had to sort the hundreds of cans of food and other items, placing them in different bins to be placed in the boxes that came down a conveyor belt.

    The Carroll Christmas Fund is held each year to solicit funds to pay for the food boxes.

  • By SARA BLANKENSHIP & LARRY CHAMBERS, Staff

    HILLSVILLE – Students at Carroll County High School helped to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need.

    Through a collaboration with the Carroll Christmas Fund, students set up donation boxes throughout the county’s schools to collect donated toys.

  • Kenzi Juliann Hennis celebrated her first birthday on Sept. 5 with a “Jesus Loves the Little Children” party at her home with family and friends. Her parents are Chris and Lorie Hennis of Galax.

    Her older siblings are Andrew and Faith. Her grandparents are Harvey Hennis, Judy Hennis and Gary and Jan Guynn, all of Galax and Julian and Patti Price of Luray. Elizabeth Johnson of Galax is her great-grandmother from Galax.

  • Galax Parks & Recreation Director Dave Nelson, who will retire on Dec. 31, recently took a few minutes to discuss his career and what he’s loved about the job.

    “Thirty-seven years and one month is what’ll it’ll be,” said Nelson. “I came here as the sports and athletic coordinator in 1979. The director at that time was Richard Black.”

  • Levi Kristopher Ward celebrated his fifth birthday Oct. 4 with a Minecraft rock climbing/pool party at Wytheville Rec Center. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward of Independence and has three brothers, Braeden, Luke, and Grayson. His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward, and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.