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Today's Features

  • Brad and Debra Catron of Gainesville, Ga., announced the engagement of their daughter, Lauryn Catron, to Matthew Felts, son of Jerry and Jean Felts of Galax.
    The couple met on a mission trip in 2007.

    The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Peachtree Ridge High School in Suwanee, Ga., and obtained an associate’s degree in Media Studies from North Georgia College and University, Gainesville.  She works and resides in Raleigh, N.C.

  • Kevin T. and Tammy B. Crouse announce their wedding that took place May 31 at Roaring Gap Church in Roaring Gap, N.C.
    A reception followed, at the church.

    The bride is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. Charlie Bennett of Ennice, N.C.
    The groom is the son of Steve and Dixie Y. Varanko of Ennice, N.C., and the grandson of the late Lila Reynolds Young of Galax.
    Both are graduates of Alleghany High School, Sparta, N.C.
    The couple now resides in Claremont, N.C.

  • Watch a slideshow of photos from July 4, 2014, parades in Hillsville, Independence, Galax and Fries. By Patrick Smith, Shaina Stockton and Shannon Watkins.

    http://www.galaxgazette.com/content/2014-independence-day-parades

  • INDEPENDENCE — The Town of Independence wants to focus on recognizing and thanking veterans for their military service during its annual Fourth of July celebration, which the town will host Friday.

    To commemorate Independence Day, the town will offer a parade, themed “Thank You for Our Freedom,” followed by family activities, food and free concerts in the Independence Town Park until a fireworks finale commences at 10 p.m.

  • “The Crooked Road Racers” sounds like a forgotten team from 1971’s “Cannonball Run,” but it isn’t. Led by Galax dentist Dr. Tom Littrell in a 1928 Model-A Ford Roadster highboy, they’re competing in the Great Race, a controlled-speed endurance road rally by vintage, antique and collector cars.

  • HILLSVILLE –– Everyone deserves a second chance. For Albert Fulp, it only took something in the neighborhood of 70 years.

    Fulp, an 86-year-old R.J. Reynolds retiree from Winston-Salem, N.C., and Kathy Delp, a 56-year-old close friend from Galax, were among the 150 or so who were provided another opportunity to attend the formal dance that circumstance may have prevented them from enjoying as teenagers, as Galax-Carroll County Relay for Life held its inaugural Second Chance Prom recently at Carroll County High School.

  • Sophie and Emma Bergeron celebrated their first birthday anniversary on May 17.

    They are the daughters of Boo and Penny Bergeron and the sisters of Dana and Landon. Their grandparents are Gary and Lisa Bergeron of Jackson, Miss., Lisa Rattlinggourd of Pearisburg, and Ronnie and Debbie Hoffman of Galax. Their great-grandparents are Vance and the late Helen Hoffman of Galax, Althea and the late Bert Bergeron of Clinton, Miss., and the late Carl and Anne Fisher of Pearisburg.

  • Michael and Treasea Dorsey announced the engagement of their daughter, Virginia Kay Dorsey, to Kesley Martin Dowdy, son of Ricky and Kimberly Dowdy.

    A July wedding is planned.

  • Hope Gaynor, Timber Mundy and Taelyn Mundy announced the engagement of their mother, Tammy Liddle of Woodlawn, to John Utt of Fancy Gap.

  • The Galax Volunteer Fire Department’s annual carnival will be held this year from June 23-28 at Felts Park, with rides provided by Michael’s on the Midway.

    Gates open at 5 p.m., followed by the bingo and the carnival at 6 p.m. Bingo will have a 50 percent payout for each game. There will be a $1,000 championship game on Saturday night for qualifying players.

    Fireworks will be held on June 28 at 11 p.m. and again on July 4 at 10 p.m.

    The Great American Duck Race will also be held on July 4 at 10 a.m. in Chestnut Creek. Tickets are $5.