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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Erickson of Bedford announce the engagement of their 
daughter Jennifer L. Payne to Brad A. Dalton, son Mr. and Mrs. 
Dalton of Dugspur.

    An Oct. 20 wedding is planned at 3 p.m. A reception will be held Oct. 23.
    Payne is a graduate of Liberty University and works at Galax 
Elementary School. Dalton is a supervisor for Webb 
Particle Board.

  • Harvey Ray Shaffer and Renae Fleming Andrews were married July 28, 2011 in Mount Airy, N.C.

    The couple said their vows at The Sanctuary Church. The Rev. Glenn Delaney officiated.
    The couple is planning a honeymoon trip to the Bahamas and plan to reside in Lowgap, N.C.

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    Members of the “You might be from the Twin Counties...” group on Facebook recently shared some thoughts and memories about Sept. 11, 2001. Here are a few comments from Twin County natives.

  • The Galax Police Department has just posted a 12-minute YouTube video of its 2011 National Night Out crime prevention event, which brought thousands of people downtown for a night of free fun. Check it out!

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  • Kathy Guynn and Danny Cox of Hillsville were married May 22 in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.
    Attending were the bride’s daughters, Lindsey Guynn and Megan Jennings; twin sister Joye Edwards; and great-niece Chloe Vaughn.
    A reception was held after the ceremony.

    Family also hosted a reception for the couple at the Elk’s Lodge in Galax on June 17.
    After a honeymoon in Myrtle Beach, S.C., the couple reside in Hillsville.

  • Brayden Scott Ramey celebrated his second birthday on July 23 with a Buzz Lightyear party at home with family and friends. He is the son of Brian Ramey and Carri Davis.

    He has two sisters, Maci and Hallie Ramey. Grandparents are Paul and Gwen Sawyers and Lena Mae and the late Junior Ramey. Great-grandparents are James Davis, Annie Burcham and Andy and Mamie Sawyers.

  • Ronald Tracy Brannock and Megan Wren Wiggins were united in marriage May 13, 2011. The Rev. Sammy Burnette performed the double-ring ceremony.

    The bride was escorted by her father and given in marriage by her parents, Roger Wiggins and Martha Wiggins of Baywood.
    Her maternal grandparents are Frank and Charlotte Pollard of Baywood. Paternal grandparents are the late James and Edna Wiggins of Elk Creek. Her maternal great-grandmother is Martha Mays of Baywood.

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  • Dorothy Quesinberry of Fancy Gap celebrated her 90th birthday Aug. 8.

    She was honored with a cake and a cookout by her children and grandchildren. She also had a surprise visit by her three sisters and brother.