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Births

Wednesday 03/09/2016
Billings announce birth of daughter
Posted: March 09, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Mark and Rebecca Billings announce the birth of a daughter, Adalyn Faith Billings, born March 1, 2016, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Richard and Carol Greer of Lansing. Paternal grandparents are Annette Billings of Hays and the late Mike Billings.

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Wednesday 03/02/2016
Nichols announce birth of a daughter
Posted: March 02, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Ryan and Michelle Nichols of North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a daughter, Braelyn Makenna Nichols, born Feb. 20, 2016, in Forsyth County. She weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces and was 18 inches long at birth. Braelyn Makenna has three siblings, Aubrianna, Chase and Sadie Nichols. Grandparents are Wayne and Ruby Nichols of Purlear and Annette Billings of Hays.

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Harrold-Sloan couple announces birth of a daughter
Posted: March 02, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Amanda Harrold and Robert Sloan of Traphill announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Claire Sloan, born Feb. 23, 2016, at Hugh Chatham Hospital, Elkin. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Tammy and Jeffrey Harrold of Traphill. Paternal grandparents are Beth and Freddie Sloan of Jonesville.

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Wednesday 12/23/2015
Bells announce birth of a daughter
Posted: December 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Jordan and Sarah Myers Bell of Wallace Shepherd Road, Roaring River, announce the birth of their daughter, Mallory Bell, born Nov. 24, 2015, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Jesse and Sylvia Myers of Roaring River and Terrie Triplett of North Wilkesboro. Great-grandparents are Regina Shepherd of Roaring River and Mary Bell of North Wilkesboro.

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Byrds announce birth of son
Posted: October 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Brian and Misty Warren Byrd of Yadkinville announce the birth of a son, Keegan Allen Byrd, born Oct. 2, 2015, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Rodney and Bonnie Byrd of Roaring River, Betty Warren of Wilkesboro and Mac and Lisa Warren of Yadkinville.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Holbrooks announce birth of a son
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Boone and Myers announce birth of a daughter
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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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Wednesday 03/04/2015
Smitheys announce birth of a daughter
Posted: March 04, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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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Wednesday 12/31/2014
Crane, Byers couple announce birth of a daughter
Posted: December 31, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Justin Crane and Kendall Byers of Purlear announce the birth of a daughter, Aliannah Lovelle Crane, born Dec. 14, 2014, at Watauga Hospital. She weighed 5 pounds, 14 ounces and was 18-3/4 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Randy Byers of Millers Creek, Katherine Griffin of Wilkesboro and Tony and Diane Crane of Purlear.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Wests announce birth of a son
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 1:57 pm

Barbara and Nathan West of Greensboro announce the birth of a son, Kenneth Paul, at 2:38 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12 at the Woman’s Hospital in Greensboro. Kenneth weighed 7 pounds and 3 ounces and was 20 ½ inches long. The Wests also have a 2 ½ year old daughter, Aubrey. He is the grandson of Judy and Morris West of Wilkesboro, Frances and Vaughn Hayes of North Wilkesboro and Charles and Vika Mathis of Greenville, S.C. Kenneth is the great-grandson of Magdalene Hayes of Moravian Falls and Barbara and Don Mathis of North Wilkesboro. He is also the great-grandson of the late Dorothy and Julius C. Hubbard Jr., Robert Kenneth Hayes and Mr. and Mrs. Paul West.

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Wednesday 11/12/2014
Bares announce birth of a son
Updated: November 12, 2014 - 2:34 pm

Nathan and Traci Bare of Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Reece Eli Bare, born Sept. 25, 2014, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 2 ounces and was 22-1/2 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Lonnie and Joan Huffman of North Wilkesboro and Gary and Regina Roten of Millers Creek. Great-grandparents are Faye Smithey of North Wilkesboro, Geneva Vidrine of Wilkesboro and Dora Sculthorpe of Purlear.

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Friday 09/26/2014
Local
Posted: September 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Nicole Roberts and Joseph Kennedy of Traphill announce the birth of a daughter, Jasmine Nicole Kennedy, born Sept. 15, 2014 at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. Jasmine Nicole has an older brother, Gabriel Kennedy, age 2. Grandparents are Billie and Darrell Nixon of Traphill and Cathy and Ronnie Roberts of Moravian Falls. Great-grandparents are Lester Lyon of Traphill and Robert and Jennie Warren of Millers Creek.

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Friday 09/12/2014
Prevettes announce birth of a son
Posted: September 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Seth and Lindsey Sheets Prevette of Deerfield Lane, North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Walker David Prevette, born Aug. 25, 2014, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. He weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. The Prevettes also have a daughter, Macanna Kate Prevette, 2-1/2 years old. Grandparents are James and Susan Prevette of North Wilkesboro and Rick and Debbie Sheets of Moravian Falls. Great-grandparents are Jim and Gayle Wells of Ronda and Don Prevette of North Wilkesboro.

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Wednesday 07/09/2014
Woodies announce birth of a daughter
Posted: July 09, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Mindy Church Woodie and Joshua Woodie of Davidson, announce the birth of their daughter, Mackenzie Peyton Woodie. She was born June 6, 2014, at Carolinas Medical Center-Main in Charlotte. She weighed 8 pounds and 10 ounces. Grandparents are Wayne and Elaine Church of Purlear and Butch and Teresa Woodie of Wilkesboro. Great-grandparents are Milton and Frances Goforth of Ferguson and Jack and Shirley Dumoulin of Wilkesboro. Great-great-grandmother is Ruth Goforth of Ferguson.

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Friday 06/27/2014
Local
Posted: June 27, 2014 - 4:16 pm

Whitney and Joshua Breese of Millers Creek announce the birth of a son, Zachary Stephen Breese, born June 9, 2014 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces and was 21-1/2 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Tony and Patsy Malay of Millers Creek. Paternal grandparents are April and John Saunders of North Wilkesboro. 

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Wednesday 06/11/2014
Eller, Lusk couple announce birth of a daughter
Posted: June 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Ciara Nichole Eller and Timothy Austin Lusk of Ronda announce the birth of a daughter, Violet Nichole Lusk, born May 26, 2014, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Robin and Bryan Eller of Ronda. Paternal grandparents are Anita and Roy Chatham of North Wilkesboro. Great-grandparents are Carolyn Johnson of Roaring River and Avery and Brenda Church of Jonesville.

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Shane and Dana Felts announce birth of a dauthter
Posted: June 11, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Shane and Dana Shumate Felts of Brushy Mountain Road, Moravian Falls, announce the birth of a daughter, Carys Raye Felts, born May 30, 2014, at Iredell Memorial Hospital, Statesville. She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Maternal grandparents are Donnie and Darlene Shumate of North Wilkesboro. Paternal grandparents are Leon and Darlene Felts of McGrady. Great-grandparents are Martha McBride of Millers Creek and Ruth Adams of McGrady. Great-great-grandmother is Stella Costner of Moravian Falls.

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Friday 05/23/2014
Reeves and McClarrin announce birth of a daughter
Posted: May 23, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Kayla Revels and William McClarrin of Roaring River announce the birth of a daughter, Kimora Faith Ann Revels, born May 6, 2014, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long at birth. Kimora Faith Ann has three siblings, Keshaun Andrew Revels, Zackary McClarrin and Kyra McClarrin. Maternal grandparents are Sylvia Hernandez and Clarence Revels. Paternal grandparents are Theresa and Calvin Johnson.

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Wednesday 05/21/2014
Wyatt and Miller announced birth of a son
Posted: May 21, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Nathan Buford Wyatt and Amber Nichol Miller of North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Jaxon Cole Wyatt, born April 25, 2014, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces and was 19-1/2 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Amy Miller and Randy Miller of Statesville. Paternal grandparents are Brian Wyatt of North Wilkesboro and Frankie Wyatt of Hamptonville.

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Wednesday 03/26/2014
Wyatts announce birth of a son
Updated: March 26, 2014 - 2:51 pm

Paige and Matthew Wyatt of Roaring River announce the birth of their son, Owen Wyatt, born Feb. 27, 2014, at Hugh Chatham Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces at birth and was 19-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Barry and Sandra Shumate of Hays. Paternal grandparents are Kenny and Deborah Wyatt of North Wilkesboro. Maternal great-grandparents are Jeanette Taylor of North Wilkesboro and the late Wayne and Lou Shumate of Hays. Paternal great-grandparents are Alma Wyatt and the late Herman Wyatt of North Wilkesboro and Dolly Sparks and the late Johnny Sparks of Roaring River.

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Friday 01/24/2014
Sonya Wiles announces birth of a son
Posted: January 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Sonya Wiles of North Wilkesboro announces the birth of a son, , born Jan. 15, 2014, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 13 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Regina Wiles and Barry Wiles. Great-grandparents are Mary Hawkins, Roby Hawkins and Edsel Wiles.

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Wednesday 01/22/2014
McNeils announce birth of a son
Posted: January 22, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Patrick and Lori Moretz McNeil of Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Nate Jamison McNeil, born Jan. 8, 2014 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces at birth. Maternal grandparents are Larry and Sandra Moretz of Millers Creek. Paternal grandparents are Pat and Suzanne McNeil of Wilkesboro.

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Friday 01/17/2014
Johnson, McCarty couple announce birth of a son
Posted: January 17, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Wesley Johnson of Taylorsville and Samantha McCarty of Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Hunter Ronald Johnson, born Jan. 13, 2014, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Arlene Norris of Taylorsville. Maternal grandparents are Billy McCarty of Wilkesboro and Jeanette Wiles of Taylorsville. Paternal great-grandmother is Beatrice Norris of Boone.

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Wednesday 01/15/2014
Ellers announce birth of a daughter
Posted: January 15, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Tony and Nicole Eller of Millers Creek announce the birth of a daughter, Cansas Leanne Eller, born Jan. 6, 2014 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Paternal grandmother is Jackie Elliott of Millers Creek. Maternal grandmother is Floretta Spears of Millers Creek. Maternal grandfather is Doug Wyatt of Millers Creek. Clint Wyatt of Millers Creek is the great-grandfather. 

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Friday 10/25/2013
Tara Chatterton announces birth of a son
Posted: October 25, 2013 - 2:02 pm

Tara Chatterton of Wilkesboro announces the birth of a son, Tyler Aaron Presley Chatterton, born Sept. 14, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long at birth. Maternal grandmother is Theresa Chatterton.

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Wednesday 09/04/2013
Marleys announce birth of a son
Posted: September 04, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Brandon and Heather Marley of Wilkesboro announce the birth of their son, Andrew George Marley, born Aug. 20, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 21 inches long. Andrew has an older brother, Luke, 3 years old. His grandparents are Mack and Becky Marley of Wilkesboro and Dave and Shirley Van Slyke of Salisbury.

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Wednesday 08/21/2013
Johnsons announce birth of a daughter
Posted: August 21, 2013 - 2:00 pm

James and Ashley Johnson of Mooresville announce the birth of a daughter, Kennedy Dare Johnson, born July 26, 2013, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center, Mooresville. She weighed 9 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. Kennedy Dare has two older silblings, Makenna Hayes Johnson, age 5, and Chase Austin Johnson, age 2. Grandparents are Becky Johnson and the late Matthew Johnson of Purlear and Donna and Denise Harrelson of Huntersville.

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Friday 08/09/2013
Calls announce birth of a daughter
Posted: August 09, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Larry and De-Etta Call of Roaring River, announce the birth of a daughter, Isabella Dawn, born July 21, 2013, at Iredell Memorial Hospital.

Isabella weighed 5 pounds, 9 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long.

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Wednesday 07/31/2013
Leonard, Smith couple announce birth of a son
Posted: July 31, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Hope Leonard and Bruce Smith II of Traphill announce the birth of a son, Levi Allen Ray Smith, born July 23, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 1 ounce at birth. Levi has one sister, Cameryn Alexis Pyrena Riddle. Grandparents are Jennifer and Jimmie Leonard.

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Wednesday 07/17/2013
Hursts announce birth of a son
Posted: July 17, 2013 - 2:00 pm

James and Christina Hurst of Millers Creek announce the birth of a son, Ryan Philip, born June 24, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Maternal grandparents are Michael Price and the late Judy Price of Fayetteville. Paternal grandparents are John and Ruth Hurst of Charlotte.

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Friday 07/12/2013
Billings announce birth of daughter
Posted: July 12, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Dustin and Emily Billings,  of Hays announce the birth of a daughter, Raelynn Ruth Billings, born July 8, 2013 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. Raelynn weighed 5 lbs., 13 oz. and was 20 inches long.  Maternal grandparents are Jimmy and LaDana Shumate of Hays. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Brenda Billings of Traphill. Great-grandparents are Mildred Reavis of Hays and the late Roy Reavis, Kaye Feimster of North Wilkesboro, Wayne Curry of North Wilkesboro,  the late David and Hattie Wooten, and the late Ruth and Hurley Billings.

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Wednesday 06/26/2013
Fosters announce birth of a daughter
Posted: June 26, 2013 - 2:51 pm

Raymond Paul and Julie Foster Collins announce the birth of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Collins. She was born May 28, 2013 at High Point Regional Hospital. Her maternal grandparents are Verlie and Judy Foster of North Wilkesboro. Great-grandparents are Madge Foster and the late Verlie D. Foster of Millers Creek. Paternal grandparents are James Collins and the late Lorraine Collins. The late great-grandmother is Mavis Morgan.

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Thursday 06/20/2013
Holbrooks announce birth of a daughter
Posted: June 20, 2013 - 8:07 am

Drew and Amanda Holbrook of Pooler, Ga. announce the birth of their daughter, Carleigh Sloane Marie Holbrook, on June 2, 2013. She weighed 6 lbs. 14 ozs. and was 19-1/2” long at birth. Carleigh has three older siblings, Sebastian, Leighlah and Oscar. Maternal grandparents are Beth Harcum-Pilley of Mebane and David Pilley of Hickory. Maternal great-grandmother is Lois Thompson of Virginia Beach, Va. Paternal grandparents are Randall “Rudy” and Nikki Holbrook of Elkin and her paternal great-grandmother is Pansy Layell of Thurmond.

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Wednesday 06/19/2013
Churches announce birth of a son
Posted: June 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Jonathan and Tiffany Byrd Church of Millers Creek announce the birth of a son, Simon Bruce Church, born May 20, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 9 pounds, 6 ounces at birth. Simon Bruce has two older siblings, Piper, age 4, and Gabriel, age 2. Grandparents are Carla Byrd and Jason Lanier of North Wilkesboro, Kim and K.C. Church of North Wilkesboro and Ezra and Anna Byrd of Ronda. Great-grandparents are Kenneth and Judy Holland of North Wilkesboro, Mack and Pansy Byrd of Ronda, Archie and Doris Church of North Wilkesboro and Mary and David Hooper of Seven Devils.

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Wednesday 05/22/2013
Macemores announce birth of a son
Posted: May 22, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Joanie Greer Macemore and Daniel Macemore of Jonesville announce the birth of a son, Nathaniel James Macemore, born May 11, 2013, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. He weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Maternal grandparents are Martha Sheets and the late James Greer of Roaring River. Paternal grandparents are Jean and Terry Macemore of Jonesville. Paternal great-grandmother is Pauline Garner of Boonville.

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Wednesday 05/15/2013
Royals announce birth of a daughter
Posted: May 15, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Sheena Little Royal and Joshua Lee Royal of Ronda announce the birth of a daughter, Journey LeeAnn Royal, born May 6, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 1 ounce at birth. Grandparents are Donnie and Christine Royal of Ronda, Rebecca and Kermit Dowell of North Wilkesboro and Feryal and Martha Little of Purlear. Great-grandparents are Shelby Jean Bentley and Juanita Little.

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Wednesday 04/24/2013
Wards announce birth of a daughter
Posted: April 24, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Nathan and Kayla Ward of Gleneagles Drive, Boone, announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Rae Ward, born Feb. 19, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Teresa Pearson and Philip Blevins of Moravian Falls and Darrell and Renae Ward of Boone. Great-grandparents are Leonard and Willie Pearson of Moravian Falls, L.E. and Brenda Johnson of North Wilkesboro and Janet Ward of Wilkesboro and the late Sherrill Ward.

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Wednesday 03/27/2013
Bowlin, King couple announce birth of a son
Posted: March 27, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Julie Kristen Bowlin and Webb Massey King of Purlear announce the birth of a son, Noah Ethan King, born March 11, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 5 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Noah Ethan has an older brother, Mark Wyatt, age 16. Grandparents are Gencie and Harrold Bowlin of Millers Creek and Margaret Whitworth of Statesville.

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Wednesday 03/13/2013
Wards announce birth of a daughter
Posted: March 13, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Nathan and Kayla Ward of Gleneagles Drive, Boone, announce the birth of a daughter, Sydney Rae Ward, born Feb. 9, 2013, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Teresa Pearson and Philip Blevins of Moravian Falls and Darrell and Renae Ward of Boone. Great-grandparents are Leonard and Willie Pearson of Moravian Falls, L.E. and Brenda Johnson of North Wilkesboro and Janet Ward of Wilkesboro and the late Sherrill Ward.

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Wednesday 02/06/2013
Winters announce birth of a son
Posted: February 06, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Jessica Blackburn Winters and Steven Winters of North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Michael James Winters, born Jan. 10, 2013, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. He has an older brother, Josh Walker, age 11. Grandparents are Sonya and Jerry Adams of North Wilkesboro, Michael and Judy Blackburn of Wilkesboro, James Winters of Wilkesboro and Nancy Winters of North Wilkesboro. Great-grandparents are Inez Blackburn of Wilkesboro, Jackie and Donnie Adams of Wilkesboro, Gene and Rosalie Wood of Boomer and Minnie and Leroy Kennel of West Jefferson.

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Wednesday 12/05/2012
Coxes announce birth of daughter
Posted: December 05, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Ryan and Deanna Cox of Elkin announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsley Jade, born Aug. 24, 2012, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital in Elkin. Kinsley weighed 6 pounds and 9 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Sam and Sarah Call of Wilkesboro. Paternal grandparents are Michael and Tammy Cox of Roaring River.

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Milligans announce birth of a son
Posted: September 05, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Crystel and David Milligan of Pebble Street, North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Dagan Gabriel Trace Milligan, born Aug. 3, 2012, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces at birth. His older sibling is Kamea Milligan, age 5.

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Wednesday 08/08/2012
Bumgarners announce birth of a daughter
Posted: August 08, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Bumgarner of Durham announce the birth of their daughter, Winifred Smith Bumgarner, on July 31, 2012. Paternal grandparents are Donnie and Patsy Bumgarner of Wilkesboro. Maternal grandparents are Dale and Debra Jenkins of Raleigh.

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Wednesday 07/25/2012
Vannoys announce birth of a son
Posted: July 25, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Beth and Jay Vannoy of Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Alec Hudson Vannoy, born June 20, 2012, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21” long at birth. Alec has an older brother, Tate Vannoy, age 2. Grandparents are Ed and Anna Holland of Wilkesboro, Dee Vannoy of Wilkesboro and Gary and Sheila Vannoy of Millers Creek. Great-grandparents are Archie Holland of North Wilkesboro and the late Madeline Holland; Bettie Kerley of Wilkesboro  and the late Bob Kerley; Ann Vannoy of Winston-Salem and the late Wrenn Vannoy; the late Joe and Delide Coleman; and the late Nell Coleman.

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Bullises announce birth of a daughter
Posted: July 25, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Brandon and Amanda Bullis of Millers Creek announce the birth of their daughter, Amelya Gwen, born on June 8, 2012, at Iredell Memorial Hospital in Statesville. She weighed 6 pounds and 12 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Janet G. Bullis and the late B.M. Bullis of Millers Creek and Kathy and Dwight Combs of North Wilkesboro.

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Wednesday 07/18/2012
Stonees announce birth of a son
Posted: July 18, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Holly Holman Stone and Joseph Wayne Stone Jr. announce the birth of a son, Canaan James Stone, born June 7, 2012, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 3 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Danny and Jennifer Holman of Wilkesboro and Joseph Wayne Stone Sr. of North Wilkesboro and Lynn Stone of Charlotte. Great-grandparents are Erma Badger of Jefferson, Greer Holman of West Jefferson and Ida Stone of North Wilkesboro.

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Wednesday 07/11/2012
Graggs announce birth of a son
Posted: July 11, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Bo and Hope Gragg of Millers Creek announce the birth of a son, Tyler Zane Gragg, born June 19, 2012, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. He weighed 8 lbs. 5 ozs. and was 20-1/2 inches long at birth. Tyler Zane has a brother and a sister, Shane and Madison Gragg. Maternal grandparents are Janet Hayes of Millers Creek and Dannie and Norma Handy of McGrady. Paternal grandparents are Phillip and Julia Dancy of the Mount Pleasant community and Kevin Gragg of Millers Creek.

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Wednesday 05/30/2012
Williams, Pennell announce birth of a son
Posted: May 30, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Deanna Williams and Nicholas Pennell of Moravian Falls, announce the birth of their son, Abel James. Abel James was born May 20, 2012 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds and was 20-1/2 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Terry and Paula Williams of Boomer. Paternal grandparents are Gary and Pam Pennell of North Wilkesboro. Maternal great-grandparents are Tommy and Dorothy Felts of Moravian Falls and James and Martha Dillard of North Wilkesboro. Paternal great-grandmother is JoAnn Reed of Hays.

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Wednesday 05/16/2012
Wests announce birth of a daughter
Posted: May 16, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Barbara and Nathan West of Greensboro announce the birth of a daughter, Aubrey Caroline, at 4:28 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Woman’s Hospital in Greensboro. Aubrey weighed 7 lbs. and 10 oz. and was 20 ½ in. long. She is the granddaughter of Judy and Morris West of Wilkesboro, Frances and Vaughn Hayes of North Wilkesboro and Charles and Vika Mathis of Charleston, S. C.  Aubrey is the great-granddaughter of Barbara and Don Mathis of North Wilkesboro, Magdalene Hayes of Moravian Falls and the late Robert Hayes and Julius C. Hubbard Jr. of Wilkesboro and the late Dorothy S. Hubbard. She is also the great-granddaughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Paul West.

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Wednesday 03/21/2012
Tripletts announce birth of a son
Posted: March 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Rodney and Krystle Tate Triplett of Beaver Creek Road, Boomer announce the birth of a son, Ethan Dale Triplett, born Feb. 17, 2012, at Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem. He weighed 2 pounds, 15 ounces at birth. Ethan Dale has three sisters, Megan, 14, Hannah Grace, 11, and Hannah Mae, 11. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Brenda Tate of Mount Airy. Paternal grandparents are Dale and Glenna Triplett of Boomer. Great-grandparents are William and Ruth Triplett of Boomer.

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‘Race to revive’
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 5:31 pm

Wilkes Emergency Medical Services has begun efforts to distribute at least 15 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) to local churches and other nonprofits, using part of a $150,000 grant from the Health Foundation.

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Impartial redistricting
Updated: May 25, 2016 - 5:39 pm

EDITOR'S NOTE: This editorial incorrectly states that "North Carolina was U-Haul’s top growth state in 2015, based on about 1.7 million U-Hauls trucks entering the state one-way that year." Actually, North Carolina was U-Haul's top growth state based on the difference between the number of arriving trucks and departing trucks being greater for North Carolina than any other state. Also, 1.7 million is actually the total number of one-way U-Haul truck transactions last year in all states, not just North Carolina.

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Celebrating Memorial Day
Posted: May 25, 2016

A recent trip to the World War II D-Day landings along 50 miles of the Normandy coastline will make this year’s Memorial Day seem particularly significant to me.

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Five things to know about the House budget plan
Posted: May 25, 2016

RALEIGH – The House finished its budget, so now it’s on to the Senate. The big question is whether the Senate will agree with most of the House’s spending or differ extensively, potentially setting up contentious negotiations. Here are five items in the House budget to help get you up to speed:

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Destructive N.C. legislation
Posted: May 23, 2016

One of my favorite phrases is “Ring, ring, it’s the clue phone” when someone needs help with a question where the answer is obvious.  

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Ensure safety in bathrooms
Posted: May 20, 2016

As far as I know I have never met a transgendered person, and I harbor no hate toward any of their number, but I sure do hate what is being done to the civility and safety of our society to protect their supposed rights.

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