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Today's Features

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  • Mr. and Mrs. Dana Williams announce the engagement of their daughter, Keisha Williams, to Chad Carter, son of Frank and Kathleen Carter.

    A September wedding is planned.

  • Clifford and Bonnie Hawks celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary May 22 with their 12 children, 20 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

    Clifford Hawks owned and operated Hawks Produce in Sparta, N.C., and Elkin, N.C., for 42 years. Bonnie Hawks is a housewife.

  • WITH VIDEO — SEE LINK AT END OF STORY FOR A TASTE OF WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE GHOST WALK

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  • FRIES — Cory Shane Smith and Elena Carol Brewer were united in marriage July 31 at Grace Baptist Church in Fries.
    Pastor Ben Haga performed the double ring ceremony.

    The bride was escorted by her brother, Jamie Brewer, and given in marriage by her parents and brother.
    The bride’s parents are Doug and Glenda Forester of Galax, and the late James “Jimmy” Brewer.
    The groom’s parents are Charles and Sue Smith of Fries.

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  • Ryder Cole Rose celebrated his sixth birthday July 3, 2011. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries.

    He has a three sisters, Samantha, Cheyenne and Trinity Rose of Fries. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and Connie Dowling of Galax. Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Galax. the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Arlene and Speedy Osborne of Austinville. He also has an aunt, uncles and cousins.

  • Samantha Autumn Rose celebrated her third birthday June 24, 2011. Her parents are Tina and Eric Rose of Fries.

    She has a big brother, Ryder and two sisters, Cheyenne and Trinity Rose of Fries. Her grandparents are Jimmy and Edna Hines of Fries and Connie Dowling of Galax. Her great-grandparents are Robert Dowling of Galax. the late Ressie Dowling of Fries, the late Mollie and Hobert Hines of Fries and the late Arlene and Speedy Osborne of Austinville. She also has an aunt, uncles and cousins.

  • Jessica (Jessie) Osborne and Tracy (Spike) Roberts have announced their engagement.
    She is the daughter of Lisa Osborne and the late Harley Osborne of Morganton, N.C.

    He is the son of Janet and Truman Roberts of Elk Creek.
    A wedding date will be announced later.