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Today's Features

  • INDEPENDENCE — Planning is underway and registration is open for one of the most unique events in Grayson County, perhaps even in the country — the 31st Annual Mountain Foliage Festival and Grand Privy Race.

  • This year, the Galax Downtown Association (GDA) will still host the city’s annual Halloween celebration, but the merchants’ organization members will make it a community event instead of trying to do it all themselves.

  • Tommy and Hazel Halsey celebrated their 50th anniversary July 25, 2013.
    They were married July 25, 1963, at the home of Camet “Bus” and Carolene Halsey in Volney by the Rev. Willard Reedy. The couple have been longtime members of Volney Baptist Church.
    They have one son, Jonathan Clay Halsey and wife, Megan, of Galax, and granddaughters Hannah Grace and Katie Clay.

  • Makayla Grace Hancock celebrated her third birthday March 28 with a Minnie Mouse party at Trinity Baptist Church fellowship hall. She is the daughter of Kevin “Bubba” and Pam Hancock of Hillsville.

    Grandparents are Doug and Carol Hancock of Hillsville and Chuck and Pat Edwards of Woodlawn. Great-grandparents are Joseph Ayers of Hillsville, Edd Crotts of Woodlawn and Louis and Bonnie Edwards of Woodlawn.

  • Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her fifth birthday on Aug. 20 with a Dora the Explorer pool party at the Wildlife Club in Low Gap, N.C. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy helped her celebrate, along with special friends and family members.

    She is the daughter of Tammy L. Liddle and Tim L. Mundy. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Liddle and Emory Bearden of Woodlawn, and Charles Liddle of Galax. Paternal grandparents are Don and Mabelene Beverly of Cana and Wayne Mundy of Cana.

  • Twin County homeowners may want to keep a vacuum handy this fall in case the most recent insect invader wants to take refuge somewhere cozy.
    Virginia researchers studying the kudzu bug have mostly confined their work to the effect of the rapidly spreading insect on row crops, according to Virginia Extension Service and Virginia Tech entomologist Ames Herbert.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

    It’s official: The Galax Smokehouse has become a popular hangout for many people in the community — perhaps even those who are no longer with us.
    Restaurant co-owner and operator Dan Milby confirmed that the downtown Galax business will be featured this weekend on a new episode of “My Ghost Story: Caught on Camera,” a paranormal series on the Biography Channel.

  • Riley Madison Coleman celebrated her eighth birthday Aug. 18 at The Galax Smokehouse with family and friends. Her parents are Heather Drennen of Galax and Randy Coleman of China Grove, N.C.

    Her grandparents are Edna and Nelson Coleman, Anna Coltrane and Pat Drennen. She has three brothers, Nathan Bemis and Wyatt and Luke Coleman and one sister, Olivia Coleman.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jones of Independence announced the engagement of their daughter, Shanna Michelle Jones, to Andrew (Andy) Phillip Ward, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Ward of Galax.

    A wedding is planned for Oct. 5.

  • Two winners were chosen to transform themselves through personal training, and The Gazette is following their progress. With less than a month to go, Travis Haynes has nearly reached the end of his 12-week journey, while Treva Osborne has been medically cleared to begin a transformation of her very own.