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Today's Features

  • Jennette Hilliard Nicholson Morris of Independence and twin brother D.B. Hilliard Jr. of Kernersville, N.C., celebrated their 70th birthday with 25 family members and friends at the Depot Restaurant in Dobson, N.C., Oct. 6.
    Morris retired from Twin County Regional Hospital Home health in April and Hilliard retired from ABF Trucking in 2005.
    Morris and family moved to Grayson County in 1983. She has four children, 10 grandchildren and three step-children.

  • "I believe that we all have God-given instincts. We just have to stay calm and listen to them," said Angela Crowder, who had to deliver her daughter's baby when she went into premature labor Dec. 3.

  • Lindsey Elizabeth McMillan of Grant celebrated her eighth birthday on Nov. 16. 

    She had a birthday party at Grayson Highlands School with all of her second-grade classmates, and a second party at the Log House restaurant in Volney with friends and relatives.

  • The coordinators of the local Toys For Tots campaign are working to raise money and collect toys to serve 1,038 needy children in Galax, Carroll and Grayson this year.
    Bob Hines and Kendy Sawyer said they anticipated serving 500 children, but the need was greater than expected.
    On Wednesday, they bought a carload of toys at Roses department store in Galax, enough for 174 children from ages 0-3.

  • Jacob Hunter Hancock celebrated his first birthday July 25 with a Winnie the Pooh party at the lake with family and friends. He is the son of Kevin “Bubba” and Pam Hancock of Hillsville.

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

  • AUSTINVILLE — Virginia Department of Forestry workers harvested the Virginia Capitol’s Christmas tree off Coulson Church Road on Monday, which means it will be the second time this Colorado blue spruce will take a holiday turn.
    The tree’s donors let the foresters know this tree helped a family celebrate the holiday in a past Christmas.

  • Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Mabe kindergarten class

    Oakland Elementary School

     Dear  Santa,

    Our children in kindergarten at Oakland have worked very hard this year and they deserve a great Christmas.  We hope you will see fit to bring them some nice gifts this year.

    Thank you,

    Mrs. Reynolds and Mrs. Mabe

  • Friday

    The Galax Christmas Parade is at 7 p.m. on Dec. 7. The route is from North Main Street to Felts Park.
    Prior to the parade, the city Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. at Police Plaza on North Main.
    Any groups or individuals wishing to participate in the parade need to complete an application, available from A Place in Time Antiques or the Galax Downtown Association office. For more information, call 236-0668.
    There will be a $10 fee for business entries, and all entries will be judged.

  • Juanita Sutphin of Galax turned 80 years old on Sept. 10. She was honored with a surprise birthday party hosted by family at her home church, Fries Church of God of Prophecy. About 75 people attended.

    Her children are Rick (and Pam) Sutphin of Spartanburg, S.C.; Pat Sutphin Williams of Mooresville, N.C.; and (Eddie and) Martha Baumgardner of Galax. Juanita was surprised and thankful for the outpouring of support and love. The family thanked all who made the party a success.

  • Levi Kristopher Ward celebrated his first birthday Oct. 4 with a party and monkey cake at his home in Independence. He is the son of Kris and Mary Lynne Ward.

    His grandparents are Harry Cox, Bo and Susan Moxley, and Harvey and Jill Ward. His great-grandparents are Agnes Cox, Mary Jane Hollingsworth, Odell Moxley, Danna Ward and Lacy and Dreama Bowman.