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Engagements

Friday 02/05/2016
McNeil-Joines couple will wed
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 2:00 pm

William Joines II and Sherry Joines of Evans Lane, Wilkesboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Alise Joines, to Tyler Warren McNeil, the son of Earl McNeil and Lynn McNeil of Boiling Springs Road, Purlear.

The bride-elect is a 2014 graduate of West Wilkes High School and attended Wilkes Community College. She is employed by Welcome Finance Company.

The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of West Wilkes High School, is a 2012 graduate of Wilkes Community College and is a 2013 graduate of the Guilford Technical Community College Fire Academy. He is employed by Lowe’s Distribution of North Wilkesboro.

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Brock-Lytton couple to wed in Jefferson
Posted: February 05, 2016 - 2:00 pm

David and Sharon Lytton of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Brooke Lytton, to Nicholas Allen Brock, the son of Ruth Brock and the late Greg Brock, of Chillicothe, Ohio.

The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed as a CPhT at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

The prospective groom is a 2000 graduate of Unioto High School and is a 2004 graduate of The Ohio State University. He is employed as a manager at Lowe’s Companies.

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Friday 01/29/2016
Johnson-Logan couple plans February wedding
Posted: January 29, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Scott Johnson and Jackie Miller, both of Hickory, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Ann Johnson, to Brewer Douglas Logan, the son of Jim and Shelly Logan of North Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of St. Stephens High School, Hickory, and is a 2015 graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design and a minor in marketing. She is employed by Valdese Weavers in Valdese.

The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of East Wilkes High School and is a 2015 graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor of science degree in biology, cell/molecular biology and a minor in chemistry. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in biology at Appalachian.

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Wednesday 01/20/2016
Kilby-Branch couple will wed
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Richard and Debra Branch of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Reina Carolynn Branch, to Dewey Kilby, the son of Robert and April Kilby of Millers Creek.

The bride-elect is a graduate of West Wilkes High School and is attending nursing school at Western Carolina University.

The prospective groom is a graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a graduate of Wilkes Community College with an applied science degree. He is self-employed.

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Gundel-Weatherman couple sets April 16, 2016 wedding date
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Laura Hoeke of Charlotte announces the engagement of her daughter, Heather Leigh Gundel, to Matthew Brian Weatherman, son of Brian and Sharon Weatherman of Millers Creek.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Robert and Ann Hoeke of Pisgah Forest. She is a graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is a 2013 magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University where she received a bachelor of arts degree in psychology with a minor in social work. She is employed by Ally Home Care as office manager and marketing coordinator.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Janice Baity and the late Lonnie Baity Sr. of North Wilkesboro and Telford and Mary Weatherman, also of North Wilkesboro. He is an honor graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2014 magna cum laude graduate of North Carolina State University where he received a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering with a concentration in renewable electric energy systems. The prospective groom is employed by Duke Energy in Charlotte as an electrical engineer.

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Barger-Miller couple sets June 4 date
Posted: January 20, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Jeffery and Janet Miller of Purlear announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Lynn Miller, to Frank Lee Barger, the son of Ray and Ricki Barger of Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2011 graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed by Lowe’s Companies as a store accounting specialist.

The prospective groom is a 2004 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2009 graduate of Appalachian State University. He is employed by Lowe’s Home Improvement as a department manager.

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Wednesday 01/13/2016
Royal-Byrd couple plans Oct. wedding
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Kent and Julia Byrd of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter, Devin Michelle Byrd, to Keith Douglas Royal, son of Keith and Lisa Royal of North Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed by Lowe’s Companies.

The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is employed by Just Save.

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Couple plans outdoor wedding
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Micah and Leanne Sidden of Barlow Hill Road, North Wilkesboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Logan Elizabeth Sidden, to Preston Doyle Shomaker, the son of David and Donna Shomaker of Little Berry Lane, Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2009 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is employed by Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

The prospective groom is a 2009 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is employed by Wilkes County EMS and the Wilkesboro Fire Department.

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Metcalf-Foster couple will wed March 19
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Gary Foster and Mrs. Regina Brown of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jordyn Briann Foster, to John Austin Metcalf, son of Mr. Larry and Mrs. Mary Metcalf of Forest City.

The bride-elect graduated from Wingate University School of Pharmacy with her doctorate of pharmacy. She is currently employed as a pediatric clinical staff pharmacist at Carolinas Medical Center and Levine Children’s Hospital.  

The prospective groom received a bachelor of science in construction management from William States Lee College of Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is currently employed with Duke Energy.

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Morgan Beck, Jordan Mathis set spring date
Posted: January 13, 2016 - 2:00 pm

David and Tonya Beck of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Morgan Brooke Beck, to Jordan Steven Mathis, the son of Steve Mathis of Roaring River and Pam Mathis of Union Grove.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2012 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is employed by Wilkes County Schools.

The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is a 2011 graduate of North Carolina State University. He is employed by ASJ Mathis Farms.

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Friday 01/08/2016
Emily Holder engaged to wed Aaron Johnson
Posted: January 08, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Jimmy and Lynne Holder of Statesville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lynne Holder, to Aaron Christopher Johnson, son of Mark and Karen Johnson of Statesville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Judith Holder of Rose Glen Village, Wilkesboro, the late Gearl Dean Nichols of Wilkesboro, the late David Nichols of North Wilkesboro, and the late Felix Holder of Moravian Falls. She is a graduate of Mitchell Community College with a degree in nursing and is employed as an oncology nurse at Wake Forest Baptist Health.

The prospective groom received a bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Limestone College, Gaffney S.C., and is employed by UPS.

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Pardue-Vice couple sets May 7 date
Posted: January 08, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Savanna Rae Vice and Cory Reece Pardue, both of Wilkesboro, announce their engagement.

The bride-elect earned a degree in paralegal technology in Wilmington in 2012. She is employed as a commercial real estate development manager at Venture Properties.

The prospective groom is the son of Deborah Owens Pardue of Wilkesboro and Dennis Pardue of Yadkinville. He is a 2006 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is employed by B&R Service Inc.

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Hinson-Phillips couple will be wed May 15
Posted: January 08, 2016 - 2:00 pm

Terry and Sharon Phillips of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Leigh Phillips, to Michael Dewitt Hinson, the son of Boyd and Tammy Hinson of Traphill.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is a 2012 graduate of Appalachian State University. She is employed by PlayWorks Early Care and Learning Center.

The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a 2011 graduate of Western Carolina University. He is employed by Wilkes County Schools.

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Wednesday 01/06/2016
Hill-Cass couple plans fall wedding
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Mark Cass and Michele Roberts-Cass of Ronda announce the engagement of their daughter, Laken Micheé Cass, to Tucker Jordan Hill, the son of Gerald and Kathy Hill of Oak Ridge.  

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Jerry Ann Roberts of Wilkesboro and the late Linnie Roberts of Hamptonville. She is a 2009 graduate of East Wilkes High School and is a 2013 graduate of Liberty University. She is employed by ADP, as a regional accountant specialist and is an NBA dancer.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Lucille Bowman of Oak Ridge and the late William Bowman of Oak Ridge. He is a 2007 graduate of Wesleyan Christian Academy and is a 2012 graduate of Liberty University. He is self-employed as an independent insurance/ investment broker and estate planner.

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Livengood-Miller couple sets date
Updated: January 07, 2016 - 3:25 pm

Scott and Leslie Miller of Forest Oaks Drive, Hays, announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Nicole Miller, to Adam Kramer Livengood, the son of Terry and Lisa Livengood of Kramer Lane, North Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of North Wilkes High School and will graduate from Appalachian State University in May 2016, with a bachelor of science degree in elementary education. She is employed by Lowes Foods.

The prospective groom is a 2011 graduate of North Wilkes High School and graduated from Wilkes Community College in 2013, with a degree in basic law enforcement training. He is employed by the Wilkes County Sheriff’s Department.

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Wednesday 12/16/2015
Miller-Nance couple sets date
Posted: December 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm

John and Betsy Nance of Roaring River announce the engagement of their daughter, Meredith Rose Nance, to Garrett Bryan Miller, the son of Chad and Kristie Miller of Roaring River. A July 2016 wedding is planned.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of R.V. and Pat Garris of Roaring River and the late C.V. and Barbara Nance of Salisbury. She is a graduate of East Wilkes High School and Surry Community College and will graduate from Appalachian State University in May 2016 with a bachelor of science in nursing.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Garry and Joyce West of Roaring River, Linda Miller of Roaring River and the late Bryant Miller of Roaring River. He is a graduate of East Wilkes High School and Surry Community College and is currently pursuing a bachelor of science in religion at Liberty University. He is co-owner of Chad Miller and Sons Construction.

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Wednesday 11/25/2015
Hester Rascoe engaged to wed Kim Riddle
Posted: November 25, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Hester Mae Rascoe and Kim Riddle, both of North Wilkesboro, announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is a retired deputy sheriff. The prospective groom is employed by Riddle Farm/Tyson Foods.

The couple is currently making their wedding plans.

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Friday 11/13/2015
Christy Johnson engaged to wed Ethan Billings
Posted: November 13, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Scott and Christine Johnson of Gayla Drive, North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Dawn Johnson, to Ethan Billings, the son of David and Darlene Billings of Rivercliff Road, Roaring River.

The bride-elect is a 2007 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a 2010 graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed by Welcome Finance Company.

The prospective groom is a 2012 graduate of Mountain of Faith/Lincoln Academy. He is employed by J&B Greene Company.

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Friday 11/06/2015
Traci Presley engaged to wed Blake Barker
Posted: November 06, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Steven and Deborah Presley of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Traci Michelle Presley, to Blake Andrew Barker, son of Melissa Byrd of North Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a graduate of North Wilkes High School. The prospective groom is a graduate of Wilkes Central High School. Both are graduates of Wilkes Community College and Western Carolina University.

The couple plans to live in Charleston, S.C. after they wed. A spring 2016 wedding is planned.

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Cappelli-Dyer engagement is announced
Posted: November 06, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Jim and Abby Dyer of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Anna Leigh Dyer, to Vincent James Cappelli, the son of Dominic and Robyn Cappelli of Blue Ridge,Ga.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of R.V. and Pat Garris of Roaring River, the late Carole Dyer of Wilkesboro and the late Travis Dyer of Ferguson.  She will graduate from Appalachian State University in December, 2015 with a bachelor of science in elementary education.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Gilmer High School in Georgia and is employed at Edmisten’s Heating and Cooling in Boone.

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Friday 10/30/2015
Nikki Johnson engaged to marry Adam J. Broussard
Posted: October 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Worth Johnson of Ronda and Roxanne Johnson of Winston-Salem announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Nicole “Nikki” Johnson, to Adam Joseph Broussard, the son of Craig and Karen Heroman Broussard of Baton Rouge, La.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Wilkes Central High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Elon University and a master’s degree in public administration from Appalachian State University.

The prospective groom is a graduate of Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, La. and earned a doctor of medicine degree from LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans, La. He is employed as a pediatric anesthesiologist at Children’s Hospital, Oklahoma University Medical Center, Oklahoma City, Okla.

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Friday 10/23/2015
Tommie Gilreath engaged to wed Shannon Reynolds
Posted: October 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Tommie Miranda Gilreath of North Wilkesboro and Shannon Andrew Reynolds of Wilkesboro announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Judy Gilreath, formerly of Wilkes County, and the late Tom Gilreath.

The prospective groom is the son of David Reynolds and wife, Karen, of Wilkesboro.

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Wednesday 10/21/2015
Kersey-Sessoms couple sets December date
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

John and Lynn Nichols of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Paige Kersey, to Jonathan Robert Sessoms, the son of Jackie and Donna Sessoms of Bear Creek.

The bride-elect is also the daughter of Yvonne Kersey and the late Ronald Kersey of Laurel Hill.

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of the late Jack and Marjorie Dixon of Laurinburg and William Kersey and the late Betty Kersey of Laurel Hill. She is a 2005 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2009 graduate of Wilkes Community College where she earned an associate degree in nursing.

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Wheeler-Severt couple plans May wedding
Posted: October 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Christa Knight of North Wilkesboro and Chris Benge of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter Lakyn Danielle Severt, to Kyle Dakota Wheeler, the son of Rebecca Brown of Taylorsville.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ricky and Patsy Severt of North Wilkesboro. She is a 2012 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2015 graduate of Wilkes Community College with an associate degree in applied science in medical assisting. The bride-to-be is employed as a certified medical assistant at West Wilkes Family Medicine.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Cora Sue Brown of Wilkesboro and the late Burt Brown. He will graduate from West Lenoir School of Ministry in February 2016, with a bachelor’s degree in theology. He is employed by Dillard Electric and is youth pastor at Goshen Baptist Church.

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Wednesday 10/07/2015
Allison Pipes, Dustin Foster announce June wedding date
Posted: October 07, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Mr. and Mrs. James “Jimmy” Robert Pipes Jr. of Moravian Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Allison Renee Pipes, to Dustin Zachary Foster, son of Michael and Monica Steelman Atkins of Hamptonville and Darrell Ray Foster of North Wilkesboro.

Miss Pipes is a 2010 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is a 2014 graduate of Mars Hill University with a bachelor of arts degree in history.

Mr. Foster is a 2011 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is a 2015 graduate of Mars Hill University with a bachelor’s degree in health and wellness promotion and coaching.

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Wednesday 09/30/2015
Smith-Adams couple to wed December 18
Posted: September 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Mike and Ginny Adams of Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Noel Adams, to Zachary Ryan Smith, the son of the Rev. Michael and Glenda Smith of Maple Grove Church Road, Hays.

The bride-elect will graduate from Appalachian State University in December 2015, with a bachelor of science degree in math, secondary education.

The prospective groom is a 2013 graduate of Appalachian State University with a degree in middle grades education. He is employed by North Wilkes Middle School.

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Nations-Keller couple to wed October 17
Posted: September 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Dolly Lott of Millers Creek and Bobby Keller of North Wilkesboro announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Britny Dawn Keller, to Quintin Michael Nations, both of Lenoir. He is the son of Keith and Michelle Nations of Connelly Springs.

An Oct. 17, 2015 wedding is planned.

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Briana Blevins, Ethan A. Byrd set 2016 date
Posted: September 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Chris and April Blevins of Rock Creek Road, North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Briana Blevins, to Ethan Alan Byrd, the son of Ronnie Byrd of Pennington Road, North Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of North Wilkes High School and will graduate from Wilkes Community College in 2016 with a degree in medical assisting. She is employed by the Wilkes YMCA as an after-school counselor.

The prospective groom is a 2012 graduate of North Wilkes High School and attended Wilkes Community College. He is employed by Northwest Food Service.

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Friday 09/18/2015
Johnson-Sheets couple sets date
Posted: September 18, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Patricia Hawkins of North Wilkesboro and Timmy Sheets of West Jefferson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Vawn Sheets, to Devin Russell Johnson, the son of Jennifer Martin and Kevin Johnson, both of Hays.

The bride-elect attended North Wilkes High School and Wilkes Community College. She is employed by Dollar General.

The prospective groom attended North Wilkes High School and is employed by Brushy Mountain Lawn Care.

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Friday 09/11/2015
Wagoner-Burke couple to wed in Myrtle Beach
Posted: September 11, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Grant and Sandie Burke of McGrady announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Danelle Burke, to Adam Jerome Wagoner, son of Christy and Michael Lyons of Ronda and Lewis and Diane Peterson of New York.

The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is currently employed by Westwood Hills Nursing & Rehab Center.

The prospective groom attended East Wilkes High School and is currently employed by Tyson Foods.

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Wednesday 09/09/2015
Greene-Ramsey couple sets date for October 10
Posted: September 09, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Carl and Janet Ramsey of Claremont announce the engagement of their daughter, Sheena Renee Ramsey, to Billy Mark Greene, the son of Benny and Peggy Greene of Purlear.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Bunker Hill High School and is employed by the United States Department of Agriculture.

The prospective groom is a graduate of West Wilkes High School and is employed by Blue Ridge Tractor Company.

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Friday 09/04/2015
Harrison-Goforth couple to wed at Camp Cheerio Oct. 17
Posted: September 04, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Mikeal and Pam Goforth of North Wilkesboro and Randy and Sherry Watkins of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Leigh Goforth, to Harry Daniel Harrison, the son of Ervin and Jo Harrison of Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of James and Drucilla Joines of North Wilkesboro and the late Percy and Clara Goforth of Ferguson. She is a 2006 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is a 2009 graduate of Wilkes Community College. A 2012 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing, the bride-to-be is employed as an inventory fulfillment specialist at Lowe’s Companies.

The prospective groom is the grandson of Arnold and Jean Fouch of Richlands, Va. and the late Harry and Lena Harrison of Richlands, Va. He is a 2006 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and attended Wilkes Community College in the culinary arts curriculum. The prospective groom is employed as a territory manager at U.S. Foods.

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Pruitt-Osborne couple set to marry Sept. 26
Posted: September 04, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Kimberly Ilene Osborne and Jacob Logan Pruitt, both of Thurmond, announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of Philip and Lynn Osborne of Millers Creek.

She is a graduate of West Wilkes High School and attended Wilkes Community College.

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Wednesday 08/26/2015
Byrd-Gayle couple plans Oct. wedding
Posted: August 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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

The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Ray and Jean Gayle and the late Frank and Marianne Rutzinger. She is a 2013 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. She is now employed by Kelloggs.

The groom-to-be is the son of Dwight and Sharon Byrd of Hays. He is the grandson of the late Jeter and Epsie Byrd and the late Arlie and Mae Minton. Mr. Byrd is a 2010 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is a 2014 graduate of South College Physician Assistant Studies. He currently works as an orthopedic physician assistant with Novant Pinnacle Orthopedics in Salisbury.

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Wheeler-Heater couple to wed
Posted: August 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is employed as a delivery manager for Lowe’s Home Centers in Frisco, Texas.

The prospective groom is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma. He is employed as senior production artist for Monkey Tag LLC.     

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Wednesday 08/19/2015
Walker-Mitchell couple to exchange vows on Oct. 10
Posted: August 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

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.

The bride-elect is a 2011 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is currently a student at Wilkes Community College, where she is pursuing a degree in early childhood education. She is employed as a daycare teacher.

The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is employed as a custodian at Wilkes Community College.

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Wednesday 08/05/2015
Lawrence, Brooks couple will wed Aug. 8
Posted: August 05, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Cynthia Lynn Lawrence and James Carlton Brooks, both of North Wilkesboro, announce their engagement.

The bride-elect is the daughter of the late John and Kathy Walker. She is a graduate of West Wilkes High School and attended Wilkes Community College.

The prospective groom is the son of Pauline L. Andrews of Mount Olive Lane, North Wilkesboro and the late Jimmy Tot Brooks. He is a graduate of Alleghany High School and is employed by Worldwide Protective Products.

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Wednesday 07/29/2015
Lindsay Sheppard, Keith Miller to wed Aug. 22
Posted: July 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Kendall Marlow Forester of Raven Oak Drive, Wilkesboro, announces the engagement of her daughter, Katherine Lindsay Sheppard of Davidson, to Keith Russell Miller, also of Davidson. He is the son of Greg and Vickie Miller of High Point.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Elon University and is employed by The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte.

The prospective groom is a graduate of North Carolina State University and is employed by Adams and Associates Architecture, Mooresville.

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Friday 07/10/2015
Hickman-Baity couple sets August date
Posted: July 10, 2015 - 12:09 pm

Michael and Amy Cifaldo of North Wilkesboro and Joey Baity of Winston-Salem announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlyn Baity, to Philip Hickman, the son of Chuck and Clara Hickman of Millers Creek.

The bride-elect is a 2012 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is employed by Brock and Scott PLLC.

The prospective groom is a 2010 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is employed by Tyson Foods in cooked products.

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Friday 07/03/2015
Hutchens-Whitney couple sets July 25 wedding date
Posted: July 03, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Dr. and Mrs. Dwight Whitney of Warrenton, Va. announce the engagement of their daughter, Callie Marie Whitney of Boone, to Samuel Christopher Hutchens, also of Boone. He is the son of Ms. Edie Hutchens of Wilkesboro and the late Jim Hutchens.

The bride-elect received a master of arts degree in clinical counseling with a certificate in expressive arts therapy, from Appalachian State University. She is employed as a counselor at Caldwell Community College.

The prospective groom earned a bachelor of science degree in computer information systems from Appalachian State University. He is employed as service manager at Boone Bike and Touring.

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Wednesday 06/17/2015
Cannady-Moore couple sets September date
Posted: June 17, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Jeff and Donna Moore of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha L. Moore, to Parker R. Cannady.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Shirley Moore and Darryl Moore of Wilkesboro. Miss Moore is a 2004 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with a doctorate degree in physical therapy from East Carolina University in 2011 and is now a physical therapist at WakeMed in Raleigh.

The prospective groom is the son of Todd and Jerranna Cannady of Franklinton and Tracy and James Doubts of Durham. He is the grandson of Robert and Emagene Willingham and Diana and the late Nathaniel Cannady. Mr. Cannady is a 2005 graduate of Orange High School in Hillsborough, and graduated from North Carolina State University in 2009. He currently works as owner and president of EcoStructure Energy Consulting in Louisburg.

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Friday 06/12/2015
Couple plans July wedding at the Arbors
Posted: June 12, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Greg and Penny Anderson of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Breanna Anderson, to Eric Todd Absher, son of Jeff and Beth Berrong of Hays and Junior and Martha Absher of Roaring River.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Wilkes Community College with an associates degree in nursing. She is currently employed at Wilkes Regional Medical Center as a registered nurse.

The prospective groom is a graduate of North Wilkes High School and is currently employed by the United States Postal Service.

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Wednesday 06/03/2015
Royal-Dierolf couple sets August date
Posted: June 03, 2015 - 2:03 pm

Walt Dierolf of Charlotte and Tracy Dierolf of Kannapolis announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Marie Dierolf of North Wilkesboro, to Jessie James Royal Jr., also of North Wilkesboro. He is the son of Jessie and Rebecca Royal of Ronda.

The bride-elect is employed by Chatham Nursing Center. The prospective groom is employed by Big Toys Superstore.

An Aug. 2, 2015 wedding is planned.

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Friday 05/29/2015
Ashley N. Teague, Seth Hill engaged to marry June 21
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Candy Tipton and Jimmie Teague, both of Hays, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Teague, to Seth Hill, the son of Sara Miller and Rodney Hill, both of Hays.

The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is employed by Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

The prospective groom is a 2013 graduate of Wilkes Community College and is employed by Jeldwen.

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Emileigh Gayle West engaged to wed Philip James Brewer
Posted: May 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Brent and Trish West of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Emileigh Gayle West, to Philip James Brewer, the son of Greylin and Barbara Brewer of North Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2010 graduate of Wilkes Community College. She is employed as a registered nurse at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.

The prospective groom is a 2002 graduate of East Wilkes High School and is a 2004 graduate of Wilkes Community College. He is employed by Lowe’s Distribution Center.

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Wednesday 05/27/2015
Kendall Shepherd engaged to wed Nathan Williams
Posted: May 27, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Eddie and Leah Shepherd of Mertie Road, Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall Adele Shepherd, to Nathan Ray Williams, the son of Sonny and Janie Williams of Lansing and Michael and Cathy Pope of Ronda.

The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of West Wilkes High School and is a 2012 cum laude graduate of Appalachian State University, with a bachelor of science degree in business administration with a concentration in healthcare management. She is currently employed by Lowe’s Companies as an inventory fulfillment specialist.

The prospective groom is a 2003 graduate of Starmount High School. He is a 2007 graduate of Appalachian State University with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. He is employed by the State of North Carolina.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
Alicia N. Brown engaged to wed Justin Anderson
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Charlie and Diane Brown of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter, Alicia Nicole Brown, to Justin Darrell Anderson, the son of Darrell and Vicky Anderson of Wilkesboro.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of North Wilkes High School and is a 2007 graduate of Wilkes Community College, with a degree in dental assisting. She is employed by Drs. Jernigan and Miller.

The prospective groom is a 2006 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is employed by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. He is a volunteer fireman at the Brushy Mountain and Broadway fire departments.

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Buttrey-Wagoner couple plans summer wedding
Posted: May 20, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Steve and Shirley Wagoner of McGrady announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Dianne Wagoner, to Travis Bradley Buttrey, the son of Terry and Tammy Royal of Hays.

An early summer wedding is planned.

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Friday 05/15/2015
Sally Hostetter, Jonathan Gilliam plan to marry on July 4, 2015
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Stan and Carol Hostetter of Moravian Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Sally Jordan Hostetter, to Jonathan Brian Gilliam, the son of Brian Gilliam and Sarah Reed.

The bride-elect is a 2005 graduate of Wilkes Central High School and is a graduate of Southern Wesleyan University with a degree in special education. She is currently employed at Wilkes Central High School working with special needs children.

The prospective groom is a 2008 graduate of Starmount High School. He attended Surry Community College in Dobson from 2008-2009, prior to enlisting in the United States Army in 2010. He served in the military from February 2010 to May 2014. The prospective groom is currently a member of the North Carolina National Guard and is enrolled at Calvary Baptist Bible College in King.

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Bradshaw-Mahaffey couple to wed
Posted: May 15, 2015 - 2:00 am

Darrell and Carol Mahaffey of Somers Road, Union Grove announce the engagement of their daughter, Marigail Jordan Mahaffey, to Joshua Austin Bradshaw, the son of David and Genie Bradshaw of Warren Bridge Road, Union Grove.

The bride-elect is a 2013 graduate of East Wilkes High School and is a 2015 graduate of Mitchell Community College.

The prospective groom is a 2007 graduate of North Iredell High School and is a 2011 graduate of Appalachian State University.

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Lake pollution
Posted: February 05, 2016

As has happened before, the deluge of rain Wednesday washed trash down the upper Yadkin River and into the coves of W. Kerr Scott Reservoir. It’s a tremendous eyesore and can harm wildlife, but it also raises health concerns for humans.

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Learn from Flint
Posted: February 05, 2016

If you managed to make it through even some of the 278 pages of emails Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder made public, you probably recognized something in how state officials responded to a water quality crisis in Flint.

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Lessons learned
Posted: February 03, 2016

It’s troubling that it took school administrators so long to detect something was wrong at Wilkes Central High School and initiate a process that led to a former bookkeeper there being charged recently with embezzling over $100,000 in ticket proceeds from athletic events.

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Don’t be confused
Posted: February 01, 2016

Considering all the changes, this could be a confusing year for voters.

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Inspiring story
Posted: January 29, 2016

With the passing of Roy E. “Pete” Glass on Monday, the Town of Wilkesboro lost a colorful and strong-willed but caring citizen who brought smiles to others as he walked through this life.

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A winning game day spread
Posted: February 05, 2016

With the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos facing off in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, the time is now to stock up on snacks for the big game.

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Montessori school worth pursuing
Posted: February 03, 2016

A recent discussion on the possibility of implementing a Montessori school or program at North Wilkesboro Elementary School might seem to be “thinking out of the box.”

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Where does North Carolina stand on teacher pay?
Posted: February 03, 2016

RALEIGH – “Teacher pay” undoubtedly will be one of the most frequently uttered phrases around the General Assembly complex during this year’s legislative session, which begins in late April.

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Fishing is a lifelong gift
Posted: February 01, 2016

As a small child, catching a trout seemed like the holy grail of fishing.

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Leaders brainstorm on how to meet education goals
Posted: February 01, 2016

RALEIGH – Even as an often-cynical reporter, I was impressed by the collaboration among some of the state’s top education and business leaders at a recent meeting of Gov. Pat McCrory’s Education Cabinet.

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Town’s ‘warm glow’ missed
Posted: February 05, 2016

There’s a sadness over our little town and I don’t know if it will ever be lifted.

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No more pro politicians
Posted: February 05, 2016

As an 82-year-old proud U.S. citizen who has traveled all 50 states and many other parts of the world, I am very concerned about what is happening to our beloved country.

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Vote yes on referendum
Posted: February 05, 2016

One of the things that makes me proudest of North Carolina is our university system.

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Elks Lodge is wrong choice
Posted: February 01, 2016

I agree that building a new fire station and police department are among the highest town priorities, but I think the Elks Lodge property is the wrong location for a number of reasons.

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Clean energy is way to go
Posted: January 22, 2016

Thank you for your excellent article (“Powered by the sun”) in the Dec. 20 issue on installation of solar panels for the Two Rivers Cinema in Wilkesboro.

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