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Today's Features

  • Andrea Lynn Cooley celebrated her seventh birthday July 16 with family and friends. She had a Barbie cake. Her parents are Jennifer L. Cooley of Fries and Travis Cooley of Independence.

    Her grandparents are Bill and Ruby Manning of Woodlawn, Joy and Roy Forrest of Galax and Herbert Gray Cooley of Wytheville. Her great-grandpa is Howard G. Jones of Galax. She has an older sister, Savannah Rose Cooley.

  • Zandon Jax McCrary turned one on April 16. He celebrated his birthday April 17with an Elmo party at his home with family and friends. His parents are Jimmy McCrary and Megan Hayes.

    His grandparents are Alan and Jeanette Alderman and Billy and the late Tonya McCrary. His great-grandparents are the late Jane Warsham and the late Jack Marshall, Martin and Sue Alderman, Mary Ann and Bill Jones and the late Bill McCrary and Agnes McCrary.

  • Brayden Scott Ramey celebrated his first birthday July 23 with a ball-themed party at Felts Park in Galax with family and friends. He is the son of Brian Ramey and Carri Davis of Galax.

    His older sisters are Maci and Hallie Ramey. Grandparents are Paul and Gwen Sawyers of Fancy Gap, Barry and Teresa Davis of Dugspur and Lena Mae and the late Junior Ramey of Galax. Great-grandparents are James Davis of Galax, Annie Burcham of Woodlawn and Andy and Mamie Sawyers of Fancy Gap.

  • Glayds McCraw Hill celebrated her 100th birthday this month.
    She was born Aug. 20, 1910, and married Troy Hill on Aug. 26, 1928.

    They have two daughters, Irene Sumner and Vera McGrady. She has four grandchildren, six great and one step great-grandchild; five great-great and two step great-great-grandchildren. She is oldest of three living siblings.
    Hill has always been active in church, farming, cooking for her family and baking for the family restaurant until the late 1980s.

  • Volunteers, staff and patients of The Free Clinic of the Twin Counties will host the monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser at Applebee's in Galax on Saturday from 8-10 a.m.
    The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and drink for $5 per person. Take-outs are available.
    Last month, the breakfast fundraiser had the lowest number of attendees since it started.
    This is an opportunity to help people in need. One breakfast purchased will buy one prescription for one patient.

  • The Sylvatus Ruritan Club will host its annual Labor Day Flea Market, Sept. 3–6.
    Proceeds from the event go to support projects in the community.

  • ELK CREEK — Brieanne Hash flips down the amber visor on her black racing helmet, shielding her sparkling blue eyes as she inches toward the starting line at Elk Creek Dragway.

    Her helmet matches her race car, a sleek 1:2 scale replica of the Top Fuel dragsters that run better than 300 mph on quarter-mile tracks across the country. Her machine is polished black with red graphics that appropriately resemble the outline of a bullet.

  • Caleb Sizemore and Kellie Siford announce their engagement and upcoming wedding on Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. at Snow Hill Baptist Church.

    A reception will follow.
    Family and friends are invited.

  • Joe and Edith Russell of Baywood celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Aug. 13.

    They were married Aug. 13, 1950, in York, S.C.
    They have three children, including a daughter, Barbara Bishop of Willis; and sons Jesse Russell of Baywood and Jerry Russell of Woodlawn.

  • Archie and Hester Grimes celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary July 29.

    Their family gave them a vow renewal ceremony and reception July 24 at Shorts Creek Church of God.