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Today's Features

  • HILLSVILLE — Local non-profit organization “Live for Life” is hosting a day-long music festival for child abuse awareness and suicide prevention called “Live for Life - Don’t Hasten Death” on April 4 at the Grover King VFW Post in Hillsville.

  • Kasen Galyean celebrated his seventh birthday Jan. 9, 2014 with a day at Chuck E. Cheese’s and a birthday party at his home with family. He is the son of Donnie and Angie Galyean of Baywood.

    He is the grandson of Nelson and Linda Galyean, Jimmy and Cathy Jones and Dennis and Janie Cox. He is the great -grandson of Chuck and Mitzi Galvean and Naomi Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Lindsey Brooke Arehart and Joshua Preston Edmonds, along with their parents, announce their engagement.
    Arehart is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth (Joyce) Pendergrast of Dublin and Tony Arehart of Pulaski.

    She is a 2005 graduate of Pulaski County High School. She received a bachelor of science in 2009 and master of science in 2011, both from Radford University. She is a guidance counselor for Carroll County Public Schools.
    Edmonds is the son of Wayne and Linda Edmonds of Hillsville.

  • Bryan Bowman and Meghan Monroe will be married at 7 p.m. June 14 at Tanbark Acres in Cana.
    Bryan Bowman is from Ararat and is the son of Wade and Doris Bowman.

    Meghan Monroe is from Cana and is the daughter of Michael Monroe and Carole Everhart.

  • This story was written by Penelope Moseley and was submitted for the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home Foundation.

    HILLSVILLE — The Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home Foundation is reopening Mayetta’s Market on April 3 after a winter break.
    The market features quality handmade original art and crafts in many forms, as well as publications by local talents.
    Laura Cassell, who turned age 94 in January, has worked tirelessly this brutal winter to replenish her inventory at the market.

  • HILLSVILLE — Mava S. Vass touched many lives as an educator and community volunteer over the years, all the while keeping humble about her achievements.
    At the March 10 meeting of Hillsville Town Council, it was time to shine the spotlight on Vass and publicly thank her.

  • ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 15.2 million visitors to the Blue Ridge Parkway in 2012 spent $902 million in communities nearby.
    That spending supported 12,168 jobs in the areas adjacent to the parkway, including the City of Galax and Carroll and Grayson counties. It’s hard to know how many of those jobs are local, as the federal report did not break down the spending or employment by locality.

  • HILLSVILLE — Two sizable donations and the faith of Fuller Center for Housing members has built the foundation for the Carroll County’s organization’s second home project, says Oliver McBride.
    A little more than a year after officials with the Fuller Center for Housing - Greater Carroll County Area turned over the keys for the first home to Krystal Rosier, the non-profit has a blueprint to find a second deserving family and raise a second house, McBride said last week.

  • Harold and Judy Nelson of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole, to William Matthew Rippey, son of Tommy Rippey and Janie Morris of Cana.

    Nelson is a 2005 graduate of Galax High School.
    She is a 2008 graduate of Blue Ridge Community College, Weyers Cave, where she received an associate in applied science degree of veterinary technology.
    She is employed at Galax Veterinary Clinic.
    Rippey is a 2003 graduate of Carroll County High School.
    He is employed at Wal-Mart in Galax.

  • Mary Sharlene Sapp and Jeffrey Lee Cole of Fries were united in marriage Jan. 18, 2014, by the Rev. John Williams and the Rev. Bene Haga at Fries Baptist Church.
    The bride is the daughter of Junior and Darlene Anderson. She is the granddaughter of Dorothy Vaughan.

    The bridegroom is the son of Pauline Cole and the late Bobby Cole. He is the grandson of Lillian Hash.
    The bride was given in marriage by her parents and children.
    Maid of honor was Amber Tate, daughter of the bride and groom.