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Eller-Hunnicutt couple weds
Posted: August 26, 2015

Brittany Leigh Hunnicutt and Joshua Austin Eller were married on Saturday, June 13, 2015, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Kent Eller and the Rev. Jerry L. Smith, father and grandfather of the groom, officiated at the 3 p.m. ceremony.

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Barker-Wald couple marries
Posted: August 26, 2015

Stephanie Arlene Wald and Andrew Wayne Barker were married June 20, 2015, at Glassy Mountain Chapel in Landrum, S.C. The Rev. Tony Grant officiated.

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Yount-Weston couple marries
Posted: August 21, 2015

Danielle Nicole Weston and Samuel Adam Yount were united in marriage on June 20, 2015, at Little Rock Baptist Church, Boomer. The Rev. Paul Brown of Canton officiated at the 11 a.m. ceremony. Brenda Anderson, soloist, Chris Anderson, guitarist, and Gloria Kilby, pianist, provided wedding music.

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Byrd-Gayle couple plans Oct. wedding
Posted: August 26, 2015

Gregory and Laura Gayle of Bear, Del., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki L. Gayle, to Graylan D. Byrd.

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Wheeler-Heater couple to wed
Posted: August 26, 2015

Nancy Pilkington of North Wilkesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie Heater, of Rowlett, Texas, to Scott Wheeler, also of Rowlett, Texas. He is the son of the late Berrien and Sheryl Wheeler. The bride-to-be is also the daughter of the late Benny Heater.

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Walker-Mitchell couple to exchange vows on Oct. 10
Posted: August 19, 2015

Kevin Mitchell of Wood Wallace Drive, North Wilkesboro and Alecia Prevette of Clint Johnson Road, North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Allyse Mitchell, to Joshua Albert Walker, the son of Robin Souther of Boomer.

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Mr. and Mrs. Stan Stone celebrate 50th anniversary
Posted: August 26, 2015

Stan and Toni Stone of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a party in their honor, on Aug. 9, 2015, at Lakeside Community Center in Port Orange, Fla.

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Mr. and Mrs. Dean Roten celebrate 50th anniversary
Posted: August 19, 2015

Dean and Mary Roten celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, July 25, 2015 with a dinner reception at Mountain View Ruritan Club in Hays. Hosts were their children and their spouses, Greg and Lori Roten and Sharon and Shane Blackburn. The couple’s granddaughter, Katelyn Blackburn, was the photographer.

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Dr. and Mrs. Plato Shepherd honored on 50th anniversary
Posted: August 12, 2015

Dr. Plato and Ann Shepherd, formerly of Millers Creek and currently of Larned, Kan., were honored by their children and grandchildren, with a party held at Vision Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, Millers Creek, in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary.

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Holbrooks announce birth of a son
Posted: May 27, 2015

Drew and Amanda Holbrook of Guyton, Ga. recently announced the birth of their son, Roman Sinclair Holbrook, born April 12, 2015. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces and was 20.5 inches long at birth. Roman’s older siblings are Sebastian, Leighlah, Oscar and Carleigh. Maternal grandparents are Beth Harcum-Pilley of Mebane and David Pilley of Hickory. Paternal grandparents are Randal “Rudy” and Nikki Holbrook of Elkin. Maternal great-grandmother is Lois Thompson of Adger, Ala. Paternal great-grandmother is Pansy Layell of Thurmond.

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Boone and Myers announce birth of a daughter
Posted: May 20, 2015

Amanda Boone and Todd Myers of North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a daughter, Amelia Nicole Myers, born May 13, 2015, at Hugh Chatham Memorial  Hospital, Elkin. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces at birth. Amelia Nicole has an older sister, Caitlin Brown, 13 years old. Grandparents are Carolyn Davis of North Wilkesboro, Robert Boone of Forest City, Kim Myers of North Wilkesboro, Jeff Myers and Jennifer Melton of Wilkesboro. Great-grandparents are Josephine and Junior Lyall of State Road, Edith and Gene Bullis Sr. of North Wilkesboro and Linda Myers of Hays.

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Smitheys announce birth of a daughter
Posted: March 04, 2015

Curtis and Morgan Foster Smithey of Wilkesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Finley Caroline Smithey, born Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Finley weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long. Finley’s siblings are Bryce Smithey, Camdyn McClary, Foster McClary and Tate Smithey. Maternal grandparents are the late Lori Shaffner Shumate, Thomas Shumate and Dennis Foster. Paternal grandparents are Carolyn Russell (Jerry Mastin) and Jim and Brenda Smithey. Maternal great-grandparents are Judy Lyons Walker and the late Doug Walker, Bubba and Libby Shaffner and the late J.R. and Pansy Foster. Paternal great-grandparents are Wanda Russell and the late Henry Russell and Betty Smithey and the late Ralph Smithey.

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Howard Reynolds will celebrate 93rd birthday
Posted: August 05, 2015

Howard Reynolds of Little Elkin Church Road, Ronda, will celebrate his 93rd birthday on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015.

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A lifetime of reading
Posted: July 24, 2015

Enid Preston Prebor of Brocktown Road in Moravian Falls, now residing at Avante in Wilkesboro, is an avid reader.

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Ms. Ettie Rae Huffman observes 80th birthday
Posted: July 24, 2015

Ettie Rae Huffman of Purlear celebrated her 80th birthday with family and friends on July 18, 2015, at New Hope Baptist Church.

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Too much news
Posted: August 28, 2015

Media coverage of the tragic fatal shooting in Roanoke, Va., on Wednesday that has explored the deeper questions of why it occurred and how it could have been prevented has focused largely on gun control laws, mental health treatment and racial tension.

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Impact of Vietnam War
Posted: August 28, 2015

Forty years after the fall of Saigon, the Vietnam War is still with us. It is a powerful force that, like all of our major wars before and since, won’t loosen its grip.

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Trump setting stage for Romney?
Posted: August 28, 2015

How did Donald Trump make Mitt Romney president in 2016?

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Will tide soon shift in McCrory’s direction?
Posted: August 28, 2015

RALEIGH – North Carolina Democrats and operatives are aggressively pushing the narrative that Gov. Pat McCrory is in trouble in his hopes for a second term in 2016.

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Most cyclists are responsible
Posted: August 26, 2015

As a cyclist who has ridden the Brushy Mountain area for more than 25 years, I am ashamed of the actions of a very few of my cycling brethren. (Aug. 19 article, “Cyclists cause of concerns.”)

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Good return on Food Stamp
Posted: August 26, 2015

The question of drug testing people receiving public assistance in the Food and Nutrition Program was brought up in the Aug. 4 Wilkes County commissioners meeting.

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