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Today's Features

  • Jaxson Preston Stockner turned age 2 on Nov. 16. He celebrated by playing basketball and having a tractor-themed party at the Galax Recreation Center with family and friends.

    He is the son of Zeth and Ashley Stockner. His grandparents are Tommy and Cherie Stockner and Junior and Tammey Osborne.

  • The City of Galax’s annual parade and community tree lighting ceremony kicks off the Christmas season on Friday, followed by three parades and other holiday events on Saturday in Hillsville, Independence and Fries.
    The Galax Christmas Parade will be begin at Police Square on North Main Street in downtown Galax this Friday night. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with Christmas music, followed by the lighting of the tree at 6:30 p.m.
    The parade, which travels south down Main Street, will follow at 7 p.m.

    Hillsville

  • Samantha Jones’ second grade class

    Fairview Elementary School

     

    Dear Santa,

    How are you and your elves doing?  I know you and the elves are doing good.  I want a Kindle Fire, six puppies, and an iPod.  I also want a laptop. 

    Love,

    Kendra

     

    Dear Santa,

  • James Breece Rotten (J.B.) celebrated his fifth birthday Oct. 12 at Blue Ridge Lanes with family and friends.

    His parents are Mike and Kristy Roten of Galax. Grandparents are Breece and Carol Roten of Galax and Tom and Gloria Anderson of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Great-grandmothers are Opal Robinson of Galax and Patricia Lamantia of Arizona.

  • When Linda Mock started her new position as coordinator of Galax’s Safe Routes to School program on Nov. 4, one of the first commitments she made was to ditch her car during work hours and walk around the city instead.
    “I’ve spent a lot of time walking everywhere, because if I’m going to talk the talk, I’m going to walk the walk,” she said.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    Charity Shupe of Woodlawn is checking her mailbox every day for letters and Christmas cards from the community, following a recent request that she posted online on behalf of her father, Charlie Alderman.
    “Please read this... A lot of my [Facebook] friends are aware of my father’s situation... I am not asking for money or handouts, however I would love nothing more than to make this Christmas special [for him],” Charity posted on a public Facebook page earlier this month.

  • CANA — The Feeding America site in Cana supplies thousands of pounds of food to people in distressed areas, as fundraising continues to supply the local match to pay for 10 months of the service.
    Skills USA clubs at Carroll County High School threw a barbecue meal fundraiser on Oct. 30 go toward the $5,000 needed to secure the program.
    Fundraiser organizers presented a check for the $3,000 raised at the Feeding America mobile pantry at St. Paul on Nov. 19 to the Southwestern Virginia organization’s John Shoulders.

  • Brayden Lee Burnette turned 1 year old on Aug. 10, 2013.  He celebrated with a family trip to the zoo and a John Deere party with family and friends.

    The party was at a barn at Pipers Gap in the indoor riding arena.  Food included “spare tractor tires,”  “hay bales” and more. Pony rides were a great hit for the children. Brayden is the son of Justin and Dezirae Burnette of New Bern, N.C., where Justin serves as a staff sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • Pauline Porter will celebrate her 93rd birthday today, Nov. 15.

    She has been married to Philip Porter for 71 years. A family celebration will take place this weekend at the home of Ron and Sharon Porter.

  • When nine-year-old Dylan Bedwell was asked what he wanted for his birthday this year, he gave his family a surprising answer.
    He didn’t ask for toys, games, clothes or money. Instead, he wanted to do something special for others.
    Bedwell, who turned 10 on Nov. 19, is asking friends and family to skip getting him presents this year, and instead make a donation of food and/or other basic necessities to The Galax Hope House during his birthday party this Saturday.