By David Martin, Whiteville, N.C.
I have to take a moment to say “thank you” to all the kind people of Galax.
In May, I began a surprise search for a birthday gift for my wife of 45 years. July 1 was her 63rd birthday and I wanted to give her a big surprise. She has always wanted to go to Mount Airy, N.C., so I began by searching things to do in the area.