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Today's Features

  • Keircen Taylor Isom and Andrew Dylan Mays, along with their families, announce their engagement.

    Isom is the daughter of Donald Isom of Baywood and Lisa Huff of Hillsville.
    Mays is the son of Scott Mays of Galax and Alicia Reynolds of Hillsville.
    Maternal grandparents are the late Peggy and Junior Isom of Galax, Mary and Clifton Barr of Hillsville and the late Jimmy Huff of Woodlawn.
    Paternal grandparents are Bob and Wanda Mays of Galax, Jim and Dee Davis of Galax and Phil Grunlose of Coulee Dam, Wash.

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  • Brandan Halsey and Rachel Melando, along with their parents, announce their engagement.
    Halsey is the son of Lois and Bill Patterson of Wytheville, and Emerson and Sharon Halsey of Independence.

    Melando is the daughter of Rick and Margaret Melando of Charlotte, N.C.
    A July 12 wedding is planned in Richmond.

  • HILLSVILLE — The annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet on April 10 at the Southwestern Virginia Training Center sang the praises, quite literally, of community services provided to the residents there.
    Andrew Shannon, director of volunteer services and gospel singer himself, conducted the mostly musical recognition of more than 400 volunteers much like a revival.

  • Caitlynn Danielle Brewer turned one on Feb. 25.

    Her parents are Jamie and Summer Brewer. She has a big brother, Caleb.

  • Hannah Marie Hash celebrated her second birthday Feb. 25, 2014. She had a Princess Party with family and friends on Feb. 23. She is the daughter of Josh and Sarah Hash.

    Her grandparents are Joe and Felicia Hash and Charles and Tammy Copeland and Cody and Karen Wingate. She is the great-granddaughter of Wayne and Wanda Hash, James Hart, Frances Adams, Jerry and Nell Wingate and Thomas and Leta Farmer.

  • The Galax Recreation Center celebrated the grand opening of its bicycle library on March 28, part of the city’s Safe Routes to School program.

  • Riley Diehl celebrated his second birthday with a SpongeBob party with family and friends on Jan. 16 at the home of his grandparents, Amy and Steve Moretz.

    He is the son of Breanna Guthrie. He is the great-grandson of Jerry and Bobbie Fridley.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff