Today's Features

  • Madison Abigail Sluss turned two on Oct. 22. She celebrated on Oct. 20 at Fairview Church with a “Wheels on the Bus” birthday party with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has a brother, Brandon Sluss. Her grandparents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C., and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazwell.

  • WOODLAWN — Voting can work up an appetite for the many people who come to the precinct at Woodlawn School, members of the United Methodist Church just across the road have long understood.
    For around 15 years, serving a spaghetti lunch at the Woodlawn church has been an Election Day tradition for food, fellowship and fundraising.

  • A medical issue tipped the Lopez household budget into negative territory, but the Galax family can get back on track with a little help on two utility bills.
    Ceasar Lopez said his wife Miriam recently had complications from her benign-but-growing brain tumor.
    Though Miriam had a large tumor removed in 1985, the problem reoccurred in 2007, Ceasar said. Doctors have been watching it and noted the tumor has grown by one millimeter since last check.
    Lopez spread two fingers about two inches apart to show big the tumor is now.

  • Cliffside estate and property set for auction Nov. 8-9, including the mansion, cottages, furniture and other items.

  • Tiffany Janise Jones and Kriston Drew Nelson were united in marriage May 19 at Powder Mill Pond in Elk Creek in an afternoon Hawaiian-themed ceremony with family and friends.
    The Rev. Bobby Lorton of Radford officiated the double-ring ceremony.
    The bride is the daughter of Jimmy and Michele Jones of Independence. She is the granddaughter of Virginia Ruth Sutherland of Fries and the late Claiborne Sutherland and the late Henry and Janie Jones.

  • UPDATED: Due to the remnants of Hurricane Sandy passing through on Wednesday and expected temperatures in the 30s, several Halloween activities — including those in Independence and Galax — have changed venues:

    Oct. 30: Grayson Children's Center

  • FRIES — Local artist Chad Tate and his crew of maniacs have created a truly terrifying haunted house at the Fries Recreation Center this year.
    The Scream Asylum opened Oct. 19, with a massive “Pumpkin King” greeting visitors outside the rec center, complete with a light-up head Tate carved out of a foam block. The wood and chicken wire monstrosity also billows smoke from its head.

  • Phyllis Elizabeth Hickam and Gregory James Milans were married Aug. 10, 2012, riverside at the New River Lodge in Galax.
    The double-ring ceremony was performed by Sam Bartlett, pastor of First Baptist Church of Galax.

    The bride is the daughter of Nancy Dixon Hickam of Galax and Jim Hickam, Jr., of Charlotte, N.C.
    She is a graduate of Galax High School and Roanoke College, where she received a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She is employed by West Health Institute in La Jolla, Calif.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Junior Lineberry of Woodlawn were honored with a celebration at their home church, Mount Zion Primitive Baptist, on Aug. 12.

    The couple was married on Aug. 2, 1952. They have five children and 11 grandchildren. 
    Family, friends, and the church family honored the couple with a celebration of love and treasured memories.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis, Vanada Sue Brannock and Timmy Brannock announce the marriage of their children, Douglas Wayne Davis and Angel Lynn Brannock on June 9, 2012 at Camp Zion Church. The Rev. Sam Blevins officiated.
    The bride was given in marriage by her family and uncle Rickie Newman.

    Matron of honor was Tammy Stone, sister of the bride.
    Best man was Jamie Davis Sr., brother of the groom.
    Bridesmaids were Tina Davis, sister-in-law of the groom, Heather Oneal, Samantha Thomas and Echo Baskett.