Today's Features

  • Jaelyn McKenski Bell turned eight on Feb. 24. She celebrated with a cow themed party.

    She is the daughter of Brent Bell and Amanda Helton. She is the granddaughter of Randy and Kim Bell, Gary Elliott and Judy Elliott. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell and Billie Johnson.

  • Havengrace Sumner turned one on May 15. Her parents are Chris and Lisa Sumner of Galax.

    Grandparents are Tommy and Carol Sumner, Johnny and Linda Dixon, and Terri Rittwage.

  • Kamdyn Castle Hill turned 3 on April 19 and celebrated with a cookout at the home of her Uncle Shannon and Aunt Lisa Lowe in Pine Mountain. Her sister, Brailyn Corrine Hill, had her first birthday on May. She celebrated with a Mickey Mouse party at her home.

    They are the daughters of Derek and Brandi Hill, Galax. Their grandparents are Nick and Doris Moody and Dean and Jeanie Webb.

  • Oliver Gray Smith celebrated his second birthday with an Elmo party in Bursa, Turkey. Oliver is the son of Daniel and Priscila Smith, formerly of Galax.

    He is the grandson of Danny and Andrea Smith of Galax, and Vanir and Lourdes Cardoso of Florianopolis, Brazil. He is the great grandson of Wilma Smith and the late Gene Smith and the late Gordon and Dell Farmer.


  • Eldon Gardner of Fancy Gap celebrated his 94th birthday April 22 with a party hosted by his sons and their families.

    Gardner and his wife, Iris, also celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary.

  • Sophi JoyceAnn Carico celebrated her second birthday April 15. She is the daughter of Jimmy and Yulanda Carico.

    She has a big sister, Jaimee. Her grandparents are Kasena and Wayne Sutherland of Fries, Denny Carico of West Virginia and Wilburn and Ellen Bilbrey of Fries.

  • Lorian E. Hanks and Joshua L. Crouse were united in Christian marriage April 7, 2012 at Great Hope Baptist Church, Woodlawn.
    Officiating was the Rev. Doug Fleming, cousin of the groom.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Hanks of Galax.
    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Lee Crouse of Galax.
    The bride’s parents hosted a reception at the church fellowship hall. Carrie Roberts provided the wedding cake.
    The couple reside in Galax.

  • Crystal Danielle Howell and Jeremy Kenneth Spencer were united in marriage Oct. 1, 2011 at Young’s Chapel Baptist Church in Mouth of Wilson.
    Rev. Douglas Turnmire officiated.

    A reception followed at the “Halsey House” in Mouth of Wilson.
    Crystal is the daughter of Danny and Nancy Howell of Jefferson, N.C.
    Jeremy is the son of Kenneth “Pooch” and Peggy Spencer of Rugby.
    The couple reside in Jefferson, N.C.

  • Nancy Dixon Hickam of Galax announces the engagement of her daughter, Phyllis Elizabeth “Liz” Hickam to Gregory James Milans.
    Milans is the son of Tom and Debby Milans of Rockville, Md.

    Hickam is the daughter of Jim Hickam Jr. of Charlotte, N.C.
    She is the granddaughter of the late Glenn and Pearl Dixon of Galax and the late Jim Jack and Elizabeth Hickam of Bristol, Tenn.