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Today's Features

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    FANCY GAP — In 2005, Mark and Cheryl Manning decided to make their life-long dream of owning their own campground a reality.
    Soon after, they found the perfect place to start: a campground on Fox Trail Loop in Fancy Gap, off of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Carroll County, that had been there since the 1950s.
    Along with help from the rest of their family, they set to work turning it into the campground they had always imagined.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    The Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Galax will present its annual Easter musical this weekend, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. with repeat performances on Saturday and Sunday.
    “The Way” will tell about the life of Jesus Christ through drama, choir and orchestra performances.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    The Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church of Galax will present its annual Easter musical this weekend, beginning Friday night at 7 p.m. with repeat performances on Saturday and Sunday.
    “The Way” will tell about the life of Jesus Christ through drama, choir and orchestra performances.

  • Edwin and Lois Love of Galax announce the engagement of their son, Kevin Shayne Love, to Darlene Marie Hamby, the daughter of Sonya and Terry Hamby of Elkins, W.Va.

    A March 23 wedding is planned at Trinity Baptist Church at noon.
    Family and friends are invited.

  • Kasen Lane Galyean celebrated his sixth birthday Jan. 9. He celebrated with a motorcross party at Blue Ridge Lanes with family and friends. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean of Baywood, Jimmy and Cathy Jones of Galax and Dennis and Janie Cox of Cox’s Chapel. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Hunter James Lineberry of Hillsville celebrated his first birthday Feb. 13 with a Mickey Mouse themed party.

    His parents are Mark and Adair Lineberry. His grandparents are Darrell and Ramona Surface, Terry and Susie Lineberry and Pat Shumate.

  • Riley Preston Mays celebrated his fourth birthday Feb. 8 with a party at his home with family and friends.

    He is the son of Scott and Priscilla Mays. His maternal grandparents are Gordon Bowman and Donnie and Janie Turner. Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Wanda Cothren Mays.

  • Byram Ross Whitaker celebrated his first birthday Oct. 11, 2012, with a “Lil’ Slugger” party at the recreation center with family and friends.

    He is the son of Billy and Jessica Whitaker of Galax. His maternal grandparents are Joyce Ford and the late Henry Ford. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Kim Irwin.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    The semi-circle of children gathered around Sarah Largen were at full attention as the Galax Public Library’s new youth services coordinator animatedly led them into the wacky world of Dr. Seuss.
    As the whimsical rhyming continued, several small gasps were heard from the audience. Small fingers pointed towards the door, where the Cat in the Hat stood, waving.

  • Ruby Lineberry Bowers turned 95 on Feb. 27, 2013. She was born Feb. 27, 1918. She is the widow of Raymond Bowers.

    She celebrated with family and friends at her home. Her children and spouses include Johnny and Barbara Bowers, Myrtle and Kent Davis, Patricia Diamond, Janice Bowers and the late Clarence Bowers and the late Ray Bowers. She has eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.