Today's Features

  • Tiarra Skye Bedwell turned seven July 25. She celebrated July 14 with family and friends at a party at the Bowling Alley. She also celebrated July 25 with a Sponge Bob party at Daytona Lagoon Water Park in Daytona Beach, Fla.

  • Anthony Glenn Edwards and Lindsay Autumn Funk announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.
    The bride-to-be is the daughter of the late Ralph and Linda Funk, granddaughter of Delta Burcham and Verla and Sam Rotten.

    She is a graduate of Carroll County High School and New River Community College.
    The groom is the son of Teresa and the late Glenn Edwards, grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Carlie Combs and the late Mr. and Mrs. William Lee Edwards.

  • The 61st Annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Sale on Saturday will feature home-baked pies and cakes, home-canned goods, fresh-cooked foods, handmade crafts and bushels of fall produce for sale at Felts Park in Galax.
    The event supports local churches, and is sponsored each year by the Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association.
    The day begins with a worship service at 9:30 a.m., followed by the sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Take a video tour of the Devil's Den cave in Carroll County with guide Michael Gravley, in this video produced by The Gazette's Shaina Stockton. (Video link is at end of story.)

  • Nathaniel McFarland celebrated his first birthday with a Mickey Mouse party Aug. 10.

    He is the son of Nathian and Amber McFarland and soon to be big brother coming in May.

  • Timber Abrianna Mundy celebrated her fourth birthday on Aug. 20 with a party at Chuck E. Cheese. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Taelynn Mundy helped her celebrate along with many special friends and family members.

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

  • Brayden Scott Ramey celebrated his third birthday July 23 with a Dukes of Hazzard party with family and friends. He is the son of Brian Ramey and Carri Davis of Fries.

    His grandparents are Paul and Gwen Sawyers, Barry and Teresa Davis and Lena Mae and the late Junior Ramey. Great-grandparents are James Davis, Annie Burcham and Andy and Mamie Sawyers.

  • Tommy and Rhonda Jones of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, Katheryn Regina Jones, to Mark Allen Miller, son of Roger and Sharon Miller of Fries.

    The future bride was graduated from Southwest Virginia Community College with an associate’s degree in applied science as a certified occupational therapy assistant and is employed with the Carroll County Public School System.

  • Daniel Choate and Jane Choate of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittni Choate, to Barrett Iroler, son of Barry and Barbara Iroler of Fancy Gap.

    Choate is the granddaughter of Andy and Dora Leigh Choate of Galax and Barbara Caldwell and the late George Caldwell of Galax.
    She is a 2006 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2009 graduate of Wytheville Community College. She attends Virginia Commonwealth University.



    HILLSVILLE — People from all over the region gathered at the Hillsville VFW on Saturday to celebrate the first-ever Christian Family Fun Day.
    The event, sponsored by dozens of churches in the Twin Counties and beyond, kicked off with a parade at 10:30 a.m., followed by free food, games and entertainment from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    People smiled from their decorated vehicles while others followed on foot and distributed pamphlets for their respective churches along the parade route.