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Today's Features

  • Thirty area churches and numerous businesses are joining forces to present the fourth annual Hallelujah Luau in Galax.
    The event is scheduled for Saturday at Felts Park, with gates opening at 10 a.m. and the opening ceremonies beginning at 11 a.m. with the National Anthem followed by the honoring of military veterans. The event will last until 5 p.m.

     

  • The first day of summer on the Blue Ridge Parkway was warm, extraordinarily sunny and quiet. Maybe a little too quiet.
    "When does the travel season begin?" wondered Debra Anker, a parkway visitor from Fredericksburg, whose family had stopped at a visitors’ center on their way home from North Carolina.
    "It's very quiet today. I don't mind having the road to ourselves."

  • 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.