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Referendum on HB2 is considered

North Carolina Senate leaders are discussing the possibility of holding a referendum on keeping or rescinding all or part of House Bill 2, which prohibits local governments from establishing non-discrimination ordinances and requires that a person use public restrooms that correspond with th…

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MerleFest 2014

Scenes from MerleFest 2014 at Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, N.C. MerleFest 2016 is A...

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Couple are wed at Raffaldini
Posted: April 13, 2016

Lauren Elizabeth Rosenquist and James Amon Miraglia, both of Raleigh, were married recently at the Villa of Raffaldini Vineyards in Ronda. Mrs. Michelle Grit, sister-in-law of the bride, officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony. Josh and Emily Perryman provided wedding music.

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Dr. and Mrs. Peterson celebrate anniversary
Posted: April 22, 2016

Dr. Donald Douglas Peterson and Mrs. Donna Johnson Peterson recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married April 16, 1966 by the Rev. Noah Inbody at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Evanston, Ill. Dr. Peterson was in medical school and Mrs. Peterson was in nursing school.

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Frizzell-Hollbrook couple sets Oct. 1 date in Hendersonville
Posted: April 27, 2016

Danny and Renee Frizzell of Mill’s River announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Heather Frizzell, to Garrett Luke Holbrook, the son of Mike Holbrook of Ronda and Lynette Holbrook of Wilkesboro.

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Grace Dean Clark celebrates 90th birthday on April 17
Posted: April 27, 2016

Grace Dean Clark of Millers Creek celebrated her 90th birthday with a party in her honor on Sunday, April 17, at Pleasant Home Baptist Church.

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This Week in Wilkes

Artisans and Crafters of Rural North Carolina (ACoRN Cooperative) is holding a 2-day indoor market event at the W. Kerr Scott Dam Visitors Center, 499 Reservoir Road in Wilkesboro on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m.

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Importance of MerleFest
Posted: April 29, 2016

A lot of work by a lot of people culminates this weekend with MerleFest at Wilkes Community College, a one-of-a-kind feast of fine music with a family-friendly atmosphere.

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Finding the way
Posted: April 27, 2016

MerleFest this Thursday through Sunday at Wilkes Community College brings to mind the need for better signage in Wilkes County.

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Teen mental illness addressed
Posted: April 29, 2016

EDITOR’S NOTE: Wilkesboro Baptist Church is hosting a youth mental health first aid class from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. May 16, 17, and 19. Cost is $25 per participant, which pays for a resource manual. Attendance all three nights is required to receive a certificate. To register, email bwsmithey@gmail.com or call 336-838-1644. For more details, go to www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org.

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Church leaders weigh in
Posted: April 27, 2016

It was encouraging to hear that some United Methodist and Episcopal church leaders in North Carolina took a stand this week on N.C. House Bill 2 which, among other provisions, requires transgender people to use the bathroom of the sex they were assigned at birth.

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Let hecklers have their say
Posted: April 29, 2016

I have learned that a proposal is being considered in the North Carolina legislature to restrict the so-called “free speech” rights of hecklers who shout down and who attempt to prevent speakers on North Carolina’s university campuses from speaking.

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HB2 creates confusion
Posted: April 29, 2016

I have been somewhat perplexed concerning the whole HB2 mess and can empathize with viewpoints from both sides of the bathroom debate.

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