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Today's Features

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  • Robert Dean and Norma Higgins will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 2.

    Their three children and spouses are Danny and Donna Higgins, Tony Higgins and Jeanne and Steve Franks.

  • Kasen Lane Galyean turned four on Jan. 9. He celebrated with a bull riding party at his home with family and friends. 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 Galyean and Naoma Davis. He has two sisters, Hailee Anders and Kristin Galyean.

  • Isabella Joe Marshall celebrated her second birthday Jan. 6 with a cat themed pool party at the Galax Rec Center with family and friends. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall of Galax.

    Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell of Galax and Dennis and Opie Marshall of Ararat.
     

  • The Great Race, America’s premiere national old car rally, is coming to Galax on June 12, and is expected to bring up to 100 antique automobiles to the Old Cranks car museum downtown for a lunch stop.

    The event starts in Chattanooga, Tenn., and finishes in Bennington, Vt. It is free to the public and will be just part of the day’s activities.
    Additional details will follow in the coming months and could include a local car show. The City of Galax Visitor’s Center and Tom Littrell at Old Cranks are helping with the plans.

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  • Richard and Frances Felts Neal celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Jan. 2 with a reaffirmation ceremony at the Blue Ridge Missionary Baptist Church on the Blue Ridge Parkway. They were married on Dec. 27, 1950.

    Attending the Jan. 2 ceremony were their children and spouses, Susanna and Ray Dyer, Melanie and Chris Crabtree, and Linda Neal. Also attending were grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and other family members and friends.

  • Jacob "Jake" Burcham celebrated his third birthday Dec. 29, 2010. He celebrated with a Mickey Mouse party at his home with family and friends.

    He is the son of Donald and Machelle Burcham. He has an older sister, Krista. He is the grandson of Opal Wilson and the late George Wilson and Shirley Burcham and the late Kenneth Burcham.

  • HILLSVILLE — Carroll officials hope that a state grant will put the county on the path to creating the George Lafayette Cater Educational Park and Recreational Trail.
    The Carroll Board of Supervisors at their Jan. 13 meeting approved a resolution supporting a grant application for the park and trail.

  • Hospital staff teared up and cheered as their co-workers strutted into the room with their new looks, beaming smiles and improved bodies on Friday during the Twin County Regional Hospital's own version of the “Biggest Loser” makeover.
    “The 'Biggest Loser' competition has made an immeasurable impact on my life,” said David Payne, director of radiology, who lost 28 pounds in the challenge. “It has helped me transform my life into a healthier, happier lifestyle. I feel better than I can ever remember.”