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Today's Features

  • Marjorie Austin Crockett is having to force herself to get into the spirit of Christmas, one year after a Tennessee man armed with a fake bomb and four handguns disrupted her workplace during the holidays in 2009.

    Crockett and two others were held for nine hours by the man during an armed standoff with police.
    Today, Crockett — recently married, living in Max Meadows and still working as a letter carrier in Galax — says she has a new outlook on life, even as she copes with the trauma of what she went through last year.

  • Penny LaRhonda Burcham and Gregory Todd Nixon exchanged wedding vows Oct. 1, 2010 at 7 p.m., in a candlelight ceremony in the Chapel at the Park in Gatlinburg, Tenn.
    The Rev. Guy Jacob officiated.

    Burcham is the daughter of Peggy Wright Burcham and the late Swanson “Cotton” Burcham. She is the granddaughter of the late Mrs. Iva C. Wright and the late Mr. and Mrs. Howard Burcham.

  • Lauren Kelly Shumate turned one Sept. 3. She celebrated with a monkey party at home with family and friends.

    She is the daughter of Jerry and Mindy Shumate. Her grandparents are L.D. and Nancy Galyean. She has an older sister, Paige Shumate.

  • Aiden Alexander Chambers of Galax celebrated his first birthday Oct. 27 with a Sponge Bob party at his home on Oct. 31.

    He is the son of Brad and Krissy Chambers. Grand-parents are Larry and Judy Chambers of Galax and Donnie and Tammy Easter of Hillsville. His great-grandparents are Don and Pat Easter of Fancy Gap, James and Shirley Cheely of St. Augustine, Fla., and Marie Chambers of Galax. His great-great grandparents are Bernard and Ruth Easter of Florida.

  • Conner Bryce Dalton turned one Sept. 25. He is the son of Myron and Aimee Dalton of Galax. He has a big sister, Abby, and a big brother, Lucas.

    His grandparents are Ray and Nancy Dalton and Herb and Mary VanVleek, all of Galax. He also has a very special aunt, Rhonda Payne of Galax.

  • Bailey Mayson Newberry celebrated her third birthday July 1 with a My Little Pony Party at Dannelly Park. She is the daughter of Paul and Sherri Newberry of Galax.

    Her grandparents are Susan Johnson and he late Larry Billings, and Paul and Judy Newberry and the late Linda Weisman-Arnold. Her great-grandparents are Otis and Joann Griffith.

  • Marley Cornett and Russell Drawdy have announced their engagement.
    She is the daughter of David and Teresa Cornett of Woodlawn, and  granddaughter of Donna Elliott of Murrells Inlet, S.C., and Bonnie Cornett of Galax.

    Cornett is a 2009 graduate of Radford University and is employed by Grayson County Public Schools.

  • WOODLAWN — Stereo speakers of 18-wheelers rolling down the interstates reverberate with the evangelistic message of a 47-year-old Woodlawn woman.
    To reach out to strangers on the road, Wilma Foreman first speaks the words that the Lord gives to her into a cassette recorder.
    The audience presumably consists of commercial drivers, transporting goods mostly over the East Coast,  but it could be any motorists who find the sermons on CDs at truck stops, free for the taking.

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  • Fairview Elementary School

    First Grade

     

    Dear Santa Claus,

    I am Stephanie. I am brown and black. How are you today? I would like fingernails. I will like a book like Mrs. Jones. I want a magic book. I want a fushigi.

    Love,

    Stephanie Acuna

     

    Dear Santa,

    We are at school. How is Mrs. Clause doing? Is she cooking the cookies yet? Have I been good today? I want a cell phone, computer, fushigi, a t.v., a horse, and fingernails, and the book “Love, Santa”.