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Today's Features

  • First Sunday

    • Al-Anon, Life Center of Galax, 8 p.m.

     

    First Monday

  • At seven years old, Galax native Kylene Barker set her sights on the crown after she saw her aunt crowned Miss Teen Roanoke.
    It was an image she couldn't forget, and would eventually become a reality for her.

  • It's not the recession that could lead to the end of the Lord's Acre Sale, which is held every September in Galax's Felts Park for nearly 60 years.

  • The marriage of Heather Leigh Webb and Justin (Jed) Joseph Nolan was solemnized April 25, 2010, on the beach at Broken Head in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia.

  • HILLSVILLE — A Girl Scout working on her Gold Award recently launched a project to help victims of domestic violence at the Family Resource Center in Wytheville.

  • LAUREL FORK — Olde Mill has kicked its culinary offerings up a notch with Chef Ed Badgett heading up the kitchen.

    The golf course continues adding housing and an array of amenities as it transitions to a fully fledged resort community, and the vision for the place has captivated the chef.

    Not only does Badgett serve as chef and live onsite, he's taken the lead in blogging and tweeting about happenings and has even shown the new housing to clients. "I do as much as I can without sacrificing being in the kitchen."

  •  Watch for more graduation photos in Friday's edition of The Gazette on the Twin County Living page.

  • When the Rev. Ricardo Alvarado, pastor of the Hispanic congregation at First Baptist Church of Galax, visited a halfway house in Costa Rica in March, he saw something he didn't know existed in his own country — a poorly pieced-together structure made from whatever wood and metal could be found.

    The floors were dirt and there were wood-sided outhouses nearby.

    Members of First Baptist Church of Galax, Hillsville Christian Church, First Baptist Church of Hillsville and Cornerstone Community Church in Galax are coming together to fix that situation.

  • INDEPENDENCE — Few people in Grayson County remember when Sheriff Charles C. McKnight was shot and killed in the line of duty in 1933.

    There were no plaques that honored him, which concerned Sheriff Richard Vaughan.

    Several weeks ago, he started a project to remember the late sheriff and, after extensive research, a large bronze plaque bearing McKnight’s picture and the date he was killed now hangs in the front lobby of the Grayson County Courthouse.

  • A trucking company that employs more than 200 in the Twin Counties was named Twin County Regional Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Year on Saturday, during the chamber's annual awards banquet.

    Hill's Coal & Trucking began in the early 1960s in Fries, hauling coal and fertilizer, said Raquel Lyons, the chamber's executive board attorney, before presenting the trophy to co-owner James Hill.

    James and Gus Hill are the original founders of the business.