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Today's Features

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    After years of hard work and preparation, Alfonzo “Fonzi” Hernandes Cobos of Galax is climbing the ladder as a bodybuilder.
    On Nov. 3, 2012, he took first place in the lightweight class bodybuilding competition at the Elite Muscle Classic in Greensboro, N.C. He also placed second in the overall competition.
    Cobos, 23, was born in Veracruz, Mexico, and moved to the United States when he was 12 years old. He is a graduate of Galax High School.

  • Joseph D. Fletcher and Patricia A. Fletcher of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Bridget Nicole Fletcher, to Andrew Stephen Bobbitt, the son of Freddie and Dana Bobbitt of Carroll County.

    A Jan. 5 wedding is planned at Hillcrest Baptist Church at 1 p.m.

  • Hayden Thomas Blevins celebrated his fourth birthday on Dec.10 with a construction birthday party with his family.

    He is the son of Jason and Alison Blevins of Galax. His grandparents are Jim and Brenda Blevins of Ennice, N.C., and Ray and Nonnie Plummer of Troutdale.

  • Blake Anderson Blevins celebrated his first birthday Oct. 24 with a safari birthday party with family at Macado’s.

    He is the son of Jason and Alison Blevins of Galax. His grandparents are Jim and Brenda Blevins of Ennice, N.C., and Ray and Nonnie Plummer of Troutdale.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    With my eyes closed and my mind clear, I focus on the task in front of me: confronting an emotion that most people don’t put at the forefront of their mind, at least if they can help it.
    The feeling in question: doubt, an emotion that plagues everyone at certain points in their lives.
    “Allow yourself to feel doubt in your mind, to completely feel it, and let me know when you are there,” coaches Cindy Halley.

  • Ted and Geraldine (Dean) Hall of Upperco, Md., will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Christmas Day.
    Not only was Dean born on Christmas Day, but married on Christmas Day.

    Ted, born and raised in Galax, is a 1958 graduate of Galax High School.
    The Halls will renew their vows in a ceremony at Living Hope Baptist Church, Reisterstown, Md.

  • Fred and Norma Crouse celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Ryan’s Restaurant hosted by their sons.
    The Crouses were married on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, 1962, in York, S.C.

    The couple were raised in Galax, where they met. Mrs. Crouse is the former Norma J. Ring.
    They lived in Kernersville, N.C., where they raised sons Ray and Thomas.
    Their extended family includes Ray’s wife, Lynn; daughters Marissa and Miranda; along with Thomas’ wife, Lori, and daughter, Molly.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON
    Staff

    White House Executive Chef Cristeta Comerford prepared a selection of fine foods from every corner of America for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama’s 24 holiday dinners and receptions this year, and cheese from Meadow Creek Dairy of Galax will be featured on the menu.

  • Joy Ranch Home for Children in Carroll County held its annual live Nativity scene on Dec. 15 and 16, featuring a manger scene, shepherds and angels.

  • Santa isn’t scary if you’re sleepy, as this little tot found out at the annual Galax Elks Lodge Christmas party, where Toys for Tots helped deliver presents to children.

    Toys, hot dogs, anti-drug comics, coloring books, fruit and candy stockings were given to an estimated 385 children.

    Twin County Toys for Tots assisted Santa and the Elks with delivering presents to children at the party.