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Today's Features

  • Editor’s Note: This information is taken from open court records and is a matter of public record.  The listings are complete. The newspaper, as a matter of fairness, will not honor requests to omit any listing.  
    For information on this column or questions, call 236-5178, ext. 213.

    Land Transfers

    These land transfers were recorded Aug. 25-Sept. 9 in the office of Carolyn H. Honeycutt, clerk of the Carroll County Circuit Court, Hillsville:

  • Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa,
    I want to give you hugs. I loved my toys last year. I have been a really good, sweet girl this year. I would like a whole, whole, whole bunch of Polly Pockets this year. I would like a big girl bicycle too.  Thank you
    I Love You!
    Lauren Bouchard

    Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa, this is my first Christmas and I’m really excited!  I have been a good girl. I would like a fluffy puppy to play with that does tricks. Please bring my Mommy and Daddy a special present too.
    Love,

  • Madison Abigail Sluss celebrated her first birthday on Oct. 22, 2011, at Galax Recreation Center. She had a princess theme birthday party. Family and friends attended.

    Her parents are Scott and Cindy Sluss of Galax. She has a brother, Brandon Sluss. Grand-parents are Robert and Regina Lundy of Ennice, N.C.; and Bud and Pat Sluss of Tazewell.
     

  • Sydney Denae Huff celebrated her sixth birthday on Nov. 4 with family and friends.  She is the daughter of Lance and Susanne Huff of Knoxville, Tenn.

    Her grandparents are Jack and Shelby Huff of Galax, and Patsy and the late Paul Weeks of Fairlawn.  She has an older sister, Gracie.

  • Ryan Patrick Shaffner and Shaina Reni Stockton were married on Nov. 11 at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church. A private ceremony was performed by Pastor Zachary Royer.
    The couple exchanged rings, lit unity candles and made their wishes come true.
    The groom’s sons, Christopher and Hunter, were his best men. His daughter, Kaitlyn, was flower girl.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Jeannie Stockton of Galax. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.

  • Bailey Mayson Newberry turned four on July 1. She celebrated with family and friends at Felts Park with a Hello Kitty party. She is the daughter of Paul and Sherri Newberry.

    Her grandparents are Susan Johnson and the late Larry Billings, Paul and Judy Newberry and the late Linda Weiseman-Arnold. Her great-grandparents are Otis and Joan Griffith.
     

  • Ryan Patrick Shaffner and Shaina Reni Stockton were married on Nov. 11 at Galax Pentecostal Holiness Church. A private ceremony was performed by Pastor Zachary Royer.

    The couple exchanged rings, lit unity candles and made their wishes come true.
    The groom’s sons, Christopher and Hunter, were his best men. His daughter, Kaitlyn, was flower girl.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Jeannie Stockton of Galax. The bride’s father escorted her down the aisle.

  • Michael and Rena Gamble of Mouth of Wilson announced the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Renea Gamble, to Justen Eugene Whitaker, son of Patsy Byrd of Richlands and Gene Whitaker of Galax.

    Gamble plans to graduate from Old Dominion University with a bachelor of science degree in human services. She is employed as a case manager for Mount Rogers Community Services Board of Independence. 
    Whitaker is employed as a commercial parts professional for Advance Auto Parts of Hillsville.

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