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Today's Features

  • Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson Greear of Mouth of Wilson announced the engagement of their daughter, Megan Leann, to William Calder Kegley.
    Kegley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Andrew Kegley Jr., of Wytheville.

  • Elementary and middle school children meet up at the Galax Recreation Center’s fourth floor gymnasium after school for fun activities and homework help.

  • ABINGDON — Elvin Jennings of Hillsville knows a thing or two about winning big in the Virginia Lottery, according to gaming officials.

  • Darian Vincent Meachum celebrated his eighth birthday Jan. 12 with a party at home with his family.

    He is the son of Amy Slate of Galax and John Meachum of Md. Paternal grandfather is Joe Meachum of Comers Rock. Maternal grandparents are Jim and Lois Slate of Galax.

  • Amber Michelle Anderson of Fries and James Graham Tate of Max Meadows were united in marriage June 28, 2013, by the Rev. Tony Funk at Fries Baptist Church in Fries.
    The bride is the daughter of Jeff Cole and Sharlene Sapp of Fries. She is the granddaughter of Junior and Darlene Anderson and Pauline Cole and the late Bobby Cole. She is the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Vaughan.

    She graduated from Grayson County High School. She works at McDonald’s.

  • This year’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Galax was short but sweet, as guests who were filled with joy and hope shared inspirational stories of finding racial equality and defeating prejudice.
    Several congregations have made a tradition of gathering at the Gospel Temple #2 church in the Oldtown community of West Galax, where they share stories of hope and strength with one another, and celebrate the holiday with songs and praise.

  • Isabella “Izzie” Jo Marshall turned five on Jan. 6. Her birthday was celebrated with a princess bowling party. She is the daughter of Joseph and Chrissy Marshall.

    She is the big sister to Cassidy and Briley Marshall. Her grandparents are Randy and Kim Bell and Dennis and Opie Marshall. Her great-grandparents are M.C. and Irene Bell, the late Verna Liddle, O’Neal and O’Needa Terry, and the late Virgil and Patty Marshall.

  • Junior and Darlene Anderson of Fries announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Sharlene Sapp to Jeffrey Lee Cole, son of Pauline Cole of Galax and the late Bobby Cole.

    A Jan. 18, 2014, wedding is planned at 1 p.m. at Fries Baptist Church in Fries.

  • Blake Anderson Blevins celebrated his second birthday Oct. 24, 2013, with a farm animal birthday party with his family.

    Hayden Thomas Blevins celebrated his fifth birth Dec. 10, 2013, with an Avengers birthday party with his family and friends at Macado’s. They are the children of Jason and Alison Blevins of Galax. Their grandparents are Jim and Brenda Blevins of Ennice, N.C., and Ray and Nonnie Plummer of Troutdale.

  • The Richardson brothers celebrated birthdays in October. Dawson was seven, Luke was four and Lee was two. They are the sons of Leigh Ann and Paul Richardson of Wytheville.

    Their grandparents are David and Cindy Roop of Fries and Vicky Richardson of Galax. Their great-grandparents are Carroll and Peggy Linebery and Bill and Shelby Cox, all of Galax.