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Today's Features

  • Melissa McAdams Turner and Timothy Stephen Smith were united in marriage Oct. 16, 2010, at Bible Baptist Church in Galax. Danny Tolley officiated.
    The bride was escorted and given in marriage by her daughter, Jenna Turner.

    Flower girl was Haleigh Smith, daughter of the groom. Maleke Valentine was ring bearer, and his mother, Amy Richardson, friend of the bride, served as matron of honor.
    Bridesmaids were Crystal Burress and Amanda Hammond, friends of the bride, and Ashley Smith, daughter of the groom.

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  • Marion and Michael Goldwasser of Hillsville and Dever Bernstine of Winter Garden, Fla., and Martin Bernstine of Ocoee, Fla., announced the engagement of Ellen Margaret Goldwasser and Matthew Yale Bernstine.

    Goldwasser received her B.A. in Spanish with a minor in planning from the University of Virginia and is pursuing a master's in social work at Columbia University.
    Bernstine received his B.A. and M.A. from UVa. in city planning and  works for HOC in NYC.

  • Kaylee Danielle Clontz turned three on Jan. 3. She is the daughter of Danielle Clontz of Wytheville.
    Krissy Rebecca Clontz turned four Dec. 29. She is the daughter of Eric Clontz of Fries.

    Both celebrated Jan. 16 with a Tinkerbell party at the Wytheville Community Center with family and friends.
    Their grandparents are Tim and Rebecca Clontz of Fries. Great-grandparents are Ileen and the late Boyd Trimble of Fries and the late James and Nancy Clontz of Galax.

  • Hazel Louise Jackson observed her 100th birthday anniversary on Feb. 6 in the main dining hall of Wheatland Assisted Living in Hillsville at 3 p.m.
    She was born Feb. 6, 1911 in Galax, and was the fourth of seven girls born to Joel and Addie Hawkins.
    She was graduated from Galax High School in 1929, the year of the Great Depression.

    Jackson’s father was a blacksmith and a mason who laid brick on many of the buildings built in the early 1900s in Galax.

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  • These five generations of girls were together recently during the Christmas holidays: (from left) great-great grandmother (Memaw) Maxine Spencer, Cox’s Chapel community,

    holding Audree Violet Robinson of Waynesville, N.C.; great-grandmother Marla Money of Chilhowie; grandmother Tina Webb of Asheville, N.C.,
    mother of Audree; Kailey Robinson of Waynesville.

  • Carolyn Elizabeth Gardner and Philip Michael Hash were married July 17, 2010.
    Gardner is the daughter of Reginald and Jan Gardner.

    She received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and a master’s degree in British literature from Radford University.
    She is employed by Grayson County schools as a secondary English teacher.
    Hash is the son of Mike and Deanna Hash.
    He received a bachelor’s degree from Roanoke College in environmental science.

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