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Today's Features

  • FRIES — Seventeen teams raised $38,659.40 during Grayson County's Relay for Life held July 30-31 at the Fries Ballpark.
    “We were really pleased with that,” said event co-chairman Lori Warren.
    Teams from across Grayson County gather annually to raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society event. During a Relay, volunteers celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

  • Kevin Wayne Spangler celebrated his eighth birthday June 21 with a luau party with family and friends. He is the son of Lydia and Brian Spangler.

    He has a brother, Kendall. His grandparents are Patsy and Bobby Phipps and Mabel and Lee Spangler.

  • The parents of Stephanie Estella Fields and Grayson Richard Patton announced the engagement of their children.

    Fields is the daughter of Sylvia and David Fields of Galax. Paternal grandparents are the late Lannie and Lonnie Fields of Galax. Maternal grandparents are the late Ina and Paul Funk of Galax.
    Patton is the son of Tammy and Richard Patton of Fries.
    Paternal grandparents are Herman and the late Lucille Patton of Fries. Maternal grandparents are E.C. and Shirley Kemp of Hillsville and Jean Kemp of Galax.

  • Eddie and Shelia Hash announce the engagement of their daughter, Keshia Noel Hash, to Caleb Luke Richardson.

    He is the son of Jim and Ohna Richardson.
    A September wedding is planned.

  • Jennifer Renee Stanley and Oliver Nolasco Marques will marry Aug. 28 in Blacksburg at the Blacksburg Country Club.

    Stanley is the daughter of Eddie and Robin Stanley of Fries. Her maternal grandparents are Louise and the late Bobby Asbury of Fries. Her paternal grandparents are the late Hixs and Esther Stanley of Fries.
    Marques’ parents are Vitor and Thelma Marques of Norfolk.
    The couple will honeymoon in the Caribbean and reside in Christiansburg.

  • HILLSVILLE — An Aug. 17 ribbon cutting will launch the official opening of the Hale-Wilkinson-Carter Home at 3 p.m., according to foundation officials.

  • Long before they had a home, River Hill Christian Church members were gathering in Carroll County fields and baptizing in ponds, mud holes and creeks.
    Their faith bound them tighter than the walls of any church, but they could only stay outside for so long.

  • HILLSVILLE — Snow and ice didn't keep two Carroll County medics from providing professional and caring assistance to a resident who had been stranded in the cold for hours last Feb. 13.
    At a county supervisors’ meeting July 12, emergency medical physician Daune Angell highly praised the attention and care demonstrated by Carroll Fire & Rescue personnel during poor weather in February.

  • INDEPENDENCE — The table is set and waiting for those in need of a home-cooked meal.
    On July 20, Independence First United Methodist Church — with assistance from area churches, organizations and volunteers — began offering “The Lamb's Table,” a Tuesday night supper at the church's fellowship hall from 5-6:30 p.m.

  • HILLSVILLE — Lucas Webb smelled croutons.
    He might have been half-asleep, his hair and eyebrows gone, his body weakened by chemotherapy, but his nose still worked. And the smell of food — the mere concept of food — made him sick.