Today's Features

    The semi-circle of children gathered around Sarah Largen were at full attention as the Galax Public Library’s new youth services coordinator animatedly led them into the wacky world of Dr. Seuss.
    As the whimsical rhyming continued, several small gasps were heard from the audience. Small fingers pointed towards the door, where the Cat in the Hat stood, waving.

  • Ruby Lineberry Bowers turned 95 on Feb. 27, 2013. She was born Feb. 27, 1918. She is the widow of Raymond Bowers.

    She celebrated with family and friends at her home. Her children and spouses include Johnny and Barbara Bowers, Myrtle and Kent Davis, Patricia Diamond, Janice Bowers and the late Clarence Bowers and the late Ray Bowers. She has eight grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.

  • Caelyn Brooke Nuckolls of Galax celebrated her fourth birthday Jan. 14 with a Cinderella party.

    Her parents are Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls. Her grandparents are Theresa Gunter, Darrin and Julie Gunter, David Nuckolls and Al and Ruby Payne.

  • Taylor Cheyanne Nuckolls of Galax celebrated her second birthday Feb. 23 with a beach-themed party.

    Her parents are Brandon and Brittney Nuckolls. Her grandparents are Theresa Gunter, Darrin and Julie Gunter, David Nuckolls and Al and Ruby Payne.

  • The Matthews Living History Farm Museum will host a Civil War Living History weekend on March 16 and 17.
    “The event will demonstrate life in a Civil War encampment, including period costumes and living quarters, weapons, demonstrations, music and cooking,” according to a news release for the event.

    Five years ago, a seed was planted that started the process of turning Noel and Peggy Belcher’s dream of owning a winery into a reality. Three years ago, the foundation was put down and the walls went up, creating a home for that dream. Two years ago, Mt. Vale Vineyard’s doors finally opened.
    Today, the founders’ dream continues to grow and thrive. After Peggy Belcher’s passing in 2012, each success becomes a fitting tribute to her memory.

  • Dakota Lee Walls celebrated his third birthday Jan. 25 with friends and family.

    He had a Thomas the Train and Angry Bird parties. He is the son of Edward and Kristin Walls.

  • HILLSVILLE — Having autism is kind of like being in a foreign country and not speaking the language, but one parent has found that an iPad can help bridge the communication gap.
    Jennifer Dobbs hopes that www.thepuzzlingpiece.com can provide an iPad that son Tyler can use at home, after seeing a benefit from using one in Carroll County Public Schools.
    The website was created by Melissa Winter, a mother of an autistic child who wanted to raise and funds to help children and families affected by autism.

  • Meg Fulwiler of Catharpin and Rocky Fulwiler of Manassas announced the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn, to Aaron Adams, son of Marlene and Garry Adams of Galax.

    Fulwiler is a graduate of George Mason University and is employed by the Virginia State Police.
    Adams is a graduate of Galax High School (2003) and Wytheville Community College. He also is employed by the Virginia State Police.
    A wedding is planned this summer.

    It all began when John Ayers of Galax visited a brew pub in Charlotte, N.C.
    He was used to beer that can be found in any grocery store, such as Budweiser, Coors and Miller, he said. But when he tried a variety of samplings at the restaurant, his enthusiasm for craft beer began.
    After traveling and sampling the hundreds of brews that are available, he began crafting his own styles in preparation to start his own brewery back home.