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Today's Features

  • Riley Preston Mays celebrated his third birthday Feb. 8 with a “Sponge Bob” party attended by family and friends.

    His parents are Scott and Priscilla Mays of Galax. Maternal grandparents are Janie and Donnie Turner and Gordon Bowman. Paternal grandparents are Bob and Wanda Mays of Galax.

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  • Lillian Hash of Independence will celebrate her 100th birthday with an open house hosted by her family on Feb. 18 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Independence First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

    Friends and family are invited to attend and bring a card and stories to share. Your presence is your gift.

  • Hayden Thomas Blevins celebrated his third birthday Dec. 10 with a Toy Story party at Pizza Hut with his family.

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

  • Eli Edward Harrison celebrates his first birthday Feb. 24 with his mother, Ami Botello and father Claude Harrison.

    Also with his sister, Aaliyan Locklear; nana, Dana Gail Harrison; uncles, Steven and Wesley; aunts, Jennifer Reeves, Megan Crystal Gravely and Taylor McBride.

  • Dakota celebrated his second birthday Jan. 25 with family and friends.

    His parents are Eddie and Kristin Walls. His grandparents are Lynn Fender, Scarlett Fender and Linda Walls.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Walter Davis of Galax, Vanada Sue Brannock of Hillsville and Timmy Brannock of Cana announce the engagement of their children, Douglas Wayne Davis and Angel Lynn Brannock.

    Davis works at American Mirror and Brannock is a full-time student at Wytheville Community College.
    A June 2012 wedding is planned.

  • Betty Jane Wigfall and Bob Correll met at the YMCA in Carbondale, Pa., in 1942.
    It was true love that lasted through the separation of World Ware II. Betty wrote to Bob every day he was overseas with the U.S. Marines in the Pacific.
    They married Jan. 14, 1946 and lived and worked in Wilmington, Dela., from 1953 to 1983. They retired to the Cox Chapel community in Grayson County.

    They have two children, Jerry Correll of Elk Creek and Ginger Correll of Huddleston and Galax.