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Today's Features

  • Hunter James Lineberry of Hillsville celebrated his first birthday Feb. 13 with a Mickey Mouse themed party.

    His parents are Mark and Adair Lineberry. His grandparents are Darrell and Ramona Surface, Terry and Susie Lineberry and Pat Shumate.

  • Riley Preston Mays celebrated his fourth birthday Feb. 8 with a party at his home with family and friends.

    He is the son of Scott and Priscilla Mays. His maternal grandparents are Gordon Bowman and Donnie and Janie Turner. Paternal grandparents are Bobby and Wanda Cothren Mays.

  • Byram Ross Whitaker celebrated his first birthday Oct. 11, 2012, with a “Lil’ Slugger” party at the recreation center with family and friends.

    He is the son of Billy and Jessica Whitaker of Galax. His maternal grandparents are Joyce Ford and the late Henry Ford. Paternal grandparents are Charles and Kim Irwin.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    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.

  • By SHAINA STOCKTON, Staff
    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.