Today's Features

  • Roby Ellis Edwards and Loretta Edwards celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 30, 2012.

  • Taelynn Isabella Mundy celebrated her second birthday July 2 with a party at McDonald’s. Her sisters Hope Gaynor and Timber Mundy helped her celebrate along with special friends and family members.

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

  • Cassidy “Cassie” Lynne Marshall turned 1 on July 23. Her birthday was celebrated with a butterfly cookout at the river. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    Her big sister is Izzie Marshall. Grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and  Patty Marshall.

  • Jimmy and Rita Vernon of Cana announced the engagement of their daughter, Cleo Anne Vernon, to Gerald Ray Goad, son of Elmon and Karen Goad of Galax.
    Cleo is a 2010 graduate of Carroll County High School and a 2012 graduate of Wytheville Community College.

    She is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in professional communications at Old Dominion University while employed as a part-time teller at Carter Bank & Trust in Hillsville.

  • Jeff and Janet Evans of Fieldale announced the engagement of their daughter, Charity Faith Evans of Martinsville, to Jay Michael Havens of Ridgeway.
    He is the son of Mike Havens and the late Beth Havens of Ridgeway.

    Evans graduated from Victory International Christian Academy in 2009.
    She is the granddaughter of Bob and Mary Brown of Hillsville and Willis and Penny Evans of Galax and the late Jack Dale Harmon of Martinsville.
    Evans is employed as a supervisor at Chick-Fil-A in Martinsville.

  • Curtis and Sue Andrews of Galax celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a month-long road trip to Alaska. They saw wildlife, glaciers and mountains that were amazing.

    They cruised through Alaska’s Inside Passage.

  • The Rev. Herman Jay Fields and wife, Janice, of Galax celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 28 at Cliffview Church of God’s Family Life Center.

    Their daughters and husbands, Pam and J.W. Lineberry and Patti and Ronnie Kirby, helped to host the event, along with their granddaughter and husband, Stephanie and Andrew Cockerham; grandson, Matthew Woodward and great-grandson, Noah Cockerham.
    The Rev. Fields’ twin brother Sherman Ray Fields and his wife, Jaunette, who is also Janice’s twin sister, also assisted with the celebration.

  • HILLSVILLE — One evening of the 2012 Carroll County Fair will go to the mat with NWA wrestling bouts.
    The fair will take place at the Southwest Virginia Farmers Market Aug. 22-26, with the wrestling as a feature event for Sunday starting at 3 p.m.
    Colorfully named characters like “Boogie Woogie Man” Jimmy Valiant, Dr. Death, “Man Scout” Jake Maning, Major Havoc, Stan Lee and others will appear.
    The event is free with a paid fair admission, according to promotional materials.

  • HILLSVILLE — 84-year-old Dorothy Lewis has done her part to support Joy Ranch with a year’s worth of her collecting-and-crafting hobby.
    It takes a little bit of explaining, but her little diorama landscapes, wall hangings and baby baskets all come from Lewis picking up mementos, doodads and inexpensive items at stores to make a some kind of decorative arrangement.
    Born and raised in Raleigh, Lewis followed her son’s family to Carroll County as they pursued their life at the home for children.