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Today's Features

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  • Ann (Jackson) and Keith Felts celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family on Feb. 29.
    They enjoyed many calls and cards for their special day.

    They have two daughters and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

  • Steve and Lori Hanks of Galax announce the engagement of their daughter, Lorian Elizabeth Hanks, to Joshua Lee Crouse, son of Jerry and Linda Crouse of Coal Creek.

    Hanks is the granddaughter of the late William Harry Snow and Marie Snow of Galax, and the late Albert and Frances Hanks of Galax.
    Crouse is the grandson of the late Lawerence and Juanita Crouse of Galax and Gilmer and Norene Wilson of Dobson, N.C.
    An April 7 wedding is planned in Woodlawn.

  • Kasen Lane Galyean celebrated his fifth birthday Jan. 7 with a Scooby Doo party at his home with family and friends. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Jimmy and Cathy Jones, Dennis and Janie Cox and Nelson and Linda Galyean. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Conner Andrew Sutherland will turn one March 8. He will celebrate March 4 with family and friends. His parents are Jessica and Matthew Sutherland of Independence.

    Maternal grandparents are David and the late Connie Osborne of Fries. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Sutherland of Elk Creek and two uncles, Brandon and Shane Osborne, both of Fries.

  • Mr. and Mrs. Gary L. Graham of Salisbury, N.C., announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Christine Graham of Salisbury, to Devin Ray Phipps of Winston-Salem, N.C.

    The future groom is the son of Michael R. Phipps of Lansing, N.C., and Mr. and Mrs. Roger Brown of Jefferson, N.C. He is the grandson of Georgia Woods and the late Hardin Woods of Independence, and Edith Phipps and the late Thomas Ray Phipps of Independence.

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    By CHRISTOPHER BROOKE

    and BRIAN FUNK

  • Rebekah Morgan celebrated her sixteenth birthday on Sept. 15, 2011. She had celebrations with friends and family at Rio Grande and also at Cabos in Hillsville. 

       She is the daughter of Donnie and Penny Morgan and sister to Elijah and Hannah Morgan of Hillsville.
       Bob Morgan celebrated his “16th” birthday on Feb. 29. He only gets to enjoy a “real” birthday every four years, as he was born in a leap year.