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Today's Features

  • In celebration of the 90th birthday of Annabelle Bunn, her daughter Kathy Bunn Murray hosted a birthday party July 10 for 96 guests at Galax First Assembly of God Church. She is from a family of 10 children and had 13 children of her own over a span of 25 years.

    She has 36 grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, and 12 step-great grandchildren.
    Bunn was born in 1920 during the Depression, and her country home had to running water or electricity.

  • Palin Leanne Snider turned one Aug. 11. She celebrated Aug. 7 with a Princess party at Pleasant Grove Fellowship Hall with family and friends. Her parents are Curtis and Lorie Snider.

    She has an older sister, Blair Snider. Her grandparents are Danny and Linda Deskins of Dugspur and Harold and Joyce Snider of Dublin and the late Kathy Snider. Great-grandparents are Pauline Marshall of Laurel Fork and Freida Deskins of Hillsville. She has a special aunt, Holly Choate.

  • Breanna Lynn McMillian celebrated her second birthday Aug. 25 at home with a Princess party with family and friends. Her parents are Glen and Rebecca McMillian of Cana.
    Her paternal grandparents are Donald and Cathy McMillian of Cana. Maternal grandparents are Brenda Carter of Cana and James Bevins of Mount Airy, N.C. Paternal grandparent is Glen McMillian of Cana and maternal grandparents are Elsie Easter of Cana and Doris Finley of Mount Airy, N.C. Special aunts are Chasity McMillian and Tina Carter, both of Cana.

  • John and Aimee Canning of Austinville announced the engagement of their son, John A. Canning of Austinville, to Amy F. Creasy.
    Creasy is the daughter of Doug and Marilyn Creasy of Galax.

  • The annual Lord's Acre Harvest Sale — where shoppers can stock up on all kinds of fresh, fall produce, canned goods, homemade pies and handmade crafts and attend worship service — will be held Saturday in Felts Park.
    The event is sponsored by Carroll-Grayson United Workers for Christ Association. The sale is a main fundraiser for many local churches.

  • HILLSVILLE — Organizers of the fourth annual Truckers Parade Against Cancer would like to see the streets lined with people supporting the fight this Saturday.

  • HILLSVILLE — Locals brought their curiosities to the Carroll library for an appraisal by Antique Roadshow's Ken Farmer Aug. 31.
    The visit by the Radford auction house owner, also known as one of the experts from PBS's most popular television show, happened just as vendors began to set up for the Labor Day Flea Market and Gun Show, when buyers  by the thousands flock to the town to shop for firearms, antiques and collectibles.

  • When Galax Police Sgt. Jim Spence retired from the department a couple of weeks ago to take a job in Afghanistan with a contracted canine service out of Florida, the hardest part was not only saying goodbye to his family, but turning over his four-legged companion of three years to Officer Jacob Vaughan.

  • Tim Hanks and Jessica Leonard will marry Oct. 2, 2010 at a secret location.

  • Ranza and Doris Horton celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 6.
    They were married by the Rev. Donald Clay, a Church of the Brethren pastor, at his home in Willis.

    They have lived 44 years on Oak Grove Road in Austinville.
    The couple enjoyed a weeks vacation at Holden Beach, N.C., with all their grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and daughter, and then a surprise party at Carter’s Park with family.