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Today's Features

  • Larry and Elizabeth Myers of Galax announced the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Erin Myers, to Roger Dale Stone, son of Fred and Linda Stone of Douglasville, Ga.

    Myers is a 2000 graduate of Grayson County High School in Independence. She attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tenn., and received her graduate degree from Argosy University n Nashville, Tenn. She lives and works in Knoxville, Tenn.
    Stone is a graduate of South Cobb High School in Mableton, Ga., and the University of Georgia in Athens. He lives and works in Knoxville.

  • LeShanna Corinne Patton and Michael Tyler Hill were united in marriage June 8, 2013, at the home of the bride’s parents in the Oldtown area of Galax.
    The Rev. Ted Bartlett officiated.
    The bride is the daughter of Gary and Kathy Patton of Galax.

    She is the granddaughter of Roy Lineberry of Galax and the late Dorothy Poe Lineberry and the late Irving Patton and Pauline Norman Patton.

  • Brantley and Carol Payne of Whitetop will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Jan. 4, 2014. They were married Jan. 4, 1964.

  • Twin County Regional Hospital recently welcomed the first baby of 2014.
    Jaiden Ercely Sauceda, daughter of Jessica Shinault and Roger Sauceda of Galax, was the baby born closest to New Year’s Day, on Jan. 2 at 7:56 a.m. She weighed seven pounds, seven ounces and measured 20 inches long.  

  • HILLSVILLE — When it comes to staying fit, active and healthy in the New Year, the Carroll Wellness Center’s Zumba instructor prefers talking about a “lifestyle change” than a well-meaning, one-time “resolution.”
    When Gretchen Lawson attended her first Zumba class, as a mother-daughter activity through her church, she weighed 220 pounds.

  • Olen Quesenberry of Galax submitted this first-hand account of the last train to leave the city in 1985 before the rails were taken up, along with his photos of the trip.

  • When Freedom Motorsports founder and CEO Chris Kelley of Galax reached out to help a fellow veteran in need, he had no idea how far his outreach would expand.
    Kelley, who operates the online business, launched the Veteran Assistance Fund in an effort to assist service-connected disabled veterans during the holiday season. A veteran himself, he hopes that this effort will reach others who struggle with the psychological aftermath of serving active duty in wars overseas.

  • Kathy Gruhn of Galax had the opportunity to meet and pitch a book to Oprah Winfrey this summer.
    Gruhn wrote a child development program called “My Baby Compass,” which helps parents know if their child is on target for development, and shares methods on how to develop learning skills. The program is for children ages birth through seven years old.

  • WHITETOP – For Rodney Richardson, owner of Mt. Rogers Tree Farm in Whitetop, Christmas is on his mind all year round.
    Richardson has made a career out of working on and managing his tree farm and selling Fraser fir Christmas trees. Every year, he grows the Christmas trees and sells them during the holiday season, but Christmas just seems to be getting more special and memorable for Richardson and his family each time the calendar rolls around to November and December.

  • Robert Ted and Glenda Light celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Dec. 20.

    They were married in 1963 at the Blue Ridge Chapel with the Rev. John D. Bowman officiating. They reside at 171 Cedar Pt., in Galax. They will be celebrating with family and friends.