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Today's Features

  • Amber Nicole Jackson and Patrick Isaac Hill announce their upcoming wedding at 6 p.m. June 20 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church, Fries.

    Jackson is the daughter of Mike and Danita Jackson and Lori and Darnell Williams. She is a 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School.
    Hill is the son of Donald Hill and Katrina Waller Hill.
    He is a 2007 graduate of Grayson County High School.
    Both are employed by Wal-Mart of Galax.
    Friends and family are invited.
     

  • Joseph D. and Patricia A. Fletcher announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Ann Fletcher, to Trevor Bryan Jefferson, the son of the late Larry Gregory and Tamara Lynn Jefferson.

    A June 14 wedding is planned at Camp Dickenson in Fries at 7 p.m.

  • Irvin Jennings, a resident at Golden Living Center—Blue Ridge, received a surprise gift this year.

  • HILLSVILLE — The 1944 Allied landing at Anzio, Italy, was only supposed to last for a few weeks, but instead troops were stranded on the beach for four months, as wave after wave of enemy soldiers stormed the beachhead in opposition.
    Seventy years later, veterans of that battle are still gathering. This year, they met in Hillsville — possibly for the last time.

  • Flipping through pages and clicking through websites, William Edward “Ed” Weaver of Galax suddenly stopped, his eyes coming to rest on an image of a Boeing B-29 Superfortress named “Abroad with Eleven Yanks,” one of more than 500 bomber planes that flew over Osaka, Japan, on June 1, 1945 during World War II.

  • 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.