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Gary Wood of North Wilkesboro and Penny and Calvin Carver of Louisa, Va., announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Nicole Wood, to Allen Lee Johnson of Lenoir, son of Ricky Johnson of Lincolnton and Lisa and Kenny Wingler of Hamptonville.

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Joe D. Elledge 94, and Betty Dancy Elledge, 91 of Sparta Road, North Wilkesboro celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on May 21, 2019, at their home with family and friends dropping by to visit. They were married on May 21, 1947, at Maple Grove Baptist Church in Hays, by the Rev. Glenn Huffman.

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Brooklyn Laurel Gentry and Casey Alan Reid were united in marriage March 10, at Majestic Mill Weddings in Belmont. The Rev. Thomas C. Alley officiated at the ceremony. Wedding and reception music were provided by Whirl-A-Way Sounds and Entertainment.

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Angela Necole Shell of Wilkesboro and Kelly and Jalina Johnson of Purlear announce the engagement of their daughter, Alyssa Necole Johnson, to Dustin Ray Triplett, the son of Lois Ann Triplett of Boomer and Tommy Ray Triplett of Lenoir.

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FIVE GENERATIONS OF THE HANDY FAMILY gathered recently for photos. In the photos with Gladys Handy, who turns 91 on May 10, are, in the photo above, Jonathan Benfield, great-grandson; Edyn Benfield, great-great-granddaughter, 5; Joyce Faw, daughter; Hadley Benfield, great-great-granddaughter…

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Wesley Alexander and Polly Anderson Nichols of Wilkesboro celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 13 with a celebration at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Travis Isaacs, Wilkesboro. Guests included their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Five generations of the Patterson family gathered recently for a photograph. Left to right are Vergie Patterson, great-great-grandmother, Barbara Cranfill, great-grandmother, Dianna Cloud, grandmother and Caleb Smathers, father, holding his son, Bentley Austin Smathers. 

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Lillian Mae Reeves of Pilot Mountain married Thurman Finch Horner of Oxford  at the First Baptist Church of Boone on April 15, 1949.  At the time of the wedding, Ms. Reeves was a chemistry professor at Appalachian State University.  Mr. Horner had served during World War II in the United Sta…

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Mr. and Mrs. Mark Beshears Cook of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kieran Avery Cook, to Daniel Jacob Jones of Mount Airy, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Jones of North Wilkesboro.

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Michael and Kimberly Winesette of  Walnut Place, Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Paige Winesette,  to James Matthew Schap, both of Atlanta, Ga. He is the son of Michael and Michele Schap of Raleigh.

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Mr. and Mrs. Scott Wagoner of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Haley Nichole Wagoner, to Nathan Carson Eggers, the son of Michael and Tammy Eggers of Millers Creek.

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Mrs. Catherine Meyer Teets of Terra Alta, W.Va. announces the engagement of her daughter, Ashley Catherine Teets, to Robert Scott Belote III of Davidson. Ashley is also the daughter of Robert Teets of Elizabethtown, Ky.

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Sherri Greene of North Wilkesboro announces the engagement of her daughter, Megan Greene, to Garrett Grogan of Sawmills. He is the son of Gary Grogan of Sawmills and Donna Earp of Salisbury.

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Kayley Virginia Anderson and Coleman Wesley Badgett were married Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m., at the Phillips family farm, North Wilkesboro. The Rev. Mark J. Hall and the Rev. Scott Church officiated at the ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Rodney Reavis, violinist, and Daniel Rash, …

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Kirk and Sandra Church of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Haylee Breanna Church, to Richard Blake Cheek, the son of Lynn and Denise Cleary of Hays.

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Ernestine Shell and James Gilbert Dunnagan III were married Sept. 8 at Wagoner Baptist Church, Jefferson. The Rev. Darrell Poole officiated. Music was provided by Andrea Spears of Jefferson and Tim Call of Ronda.

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Jon and Jennifer Schwartz of Hampstead announce the birth of a son, Levi William Schwartz, born Feb. 5, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. He weighed 9 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long at birth. Grandparents are Jim and Brenda Sebastian of Roaring River and Gary and Sharon Schwar…

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Pauline Elmore Sloop of North Wilkesboro recently celebrated her 100th birthday, She was born Nov. 11, 1918, to Elzie and Mattie Elmore and grew up in the N.C. 268 East area of North Wilkesboro.

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LeaAnn Tharpe Richardson of Hays announces the engagement of her daughter, Haley Frances Richardson, to Ronald Brandon Bell, the son of Ronald and Debbie Bell of Millers Creek.

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Fred and Edna Mae Royal Stamper of China Grove celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary Jan. 19 at the home of their daughter, Nora Patterson, in China Grove. The event, which was given by their children, was attended by members of their family.

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Brent and Shannon Blankenship Carlton of Millers Creek announce the birth of a daughter, Shaquani Bre Carlton, born Jan. 26 at Wake Forest Baptist Wilkes Medical Center.  She weighed 5 pounds, 5 ounces at birth. Siblings are Shaniya Walker, age 11, and Silas Carlton, age 6. Grandparents are …

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Adrianna Nicole Rowland and Jacob Tanner Harrs were married Aug. 4, 2018, at the Doc Watson Stage at Wilkes Community College. The Rev. Gordon Bradberry officiated. Pre-recorded wedding music was provided by Ball and Ball Inc.

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Bill and Mary Ruth Sebastian of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Valerie Michelle Sebastian of High Point, to Gregory Andrew Middleton of Stoneville, the son of Tim and Rhonda Middleton, also of Stoneville.

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Five generations of the Williams family gathered recently for a photograph. Seated is Tammy Roten, great-grandmother. Standing, left to right, are Leah Meeks, mother, holding her son, Dawson Meeks; Shirley Roten Williams, great-great-grandmother; and Chrissy Mastin, grandmother.

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Five generations of the Billings family of Wilkes County recently gathered for a picture. Hubert Billings is seated next to his great-great-grandson, Dalton Lowe. Standing from left to right are, Debbie Church, great-grandmother; Rodney Lowe, father; and Tracy Lowe, grandmother.

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Joseph and Mengshan Joines of Durham announce the birth of a son, George Wesley Joines, born Nov. 7 at Duke University Hospital, Durham.

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Dean and Denise Gentry of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooklyn Laurel Gentry, of Huntersville, to Casey Alan Reid, also of Huntersville, the son of Bill and Donna Reid of McConnelsville, Ohio.

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Burl and Louise Joines Bumgarner will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Dec. 11. They were married in Wilkes County on Dec. 11, 1948, and have lived in the Cricket and Millers Creek communities throughout their marriage.

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Brooke and Kevin Phillips of North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a daughter, Taylor Brooke Phillips, born Nov. 15 at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces at birth. Taylor has an older brother, Kevin, age 2.

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Katie Harrold Shepherd and Barry Shepherd Jr.  of Millers Creek announce the birth of their son,  Xavier James Shepherd, born Nov. 8, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center.  He weighed 8 lbs. 10 ozs. at birth. Grandparents are Lonnie and Bobbie Harrold and  Barry and Lisa Shepherd, all of Miller…

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Members of the Elledge family of Hays gathered recently for a five generations photo. Front row, left to right, are Caleb Shumate holding his daughter, Addison Harper Shumate, and Tracy Shumate, grandfather. On the back row are Pearl Elledge, great-great-grandmother, and Sandra Elledge Shuma…

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Hal and Ruelene Deal of Moravian Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Hayley Deal Pennell, to Jason William Absher, the son of John and Judy Absher of North Wilkesboro.

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Brittany Lee Hostetter and Isaac Paul Moore were united in marriage on Oct. 20, 2018, at Cherry Grove Baptist Church. Pastor Philip E. Moore, father of the groom, officiated at the 2 p.m. ceremony.

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Steven and Pamela W. Call of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie Call, of Cornelius, to Daniel Christian Wolff, also of Cornelius. He is the son of Dr. Michael and Martha Wolff of Burlington.

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Kenny and LeAnn Mathis of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassie Ann Mathis, to Wesley Cole Johnson, the son of Danny and Marilyn Johnson of Hays.

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Tiffani and Chris Hudson of North Wilkesboro announce the birth of their daughter, Nevaeh Brianna Hudson, born Sept. 21, at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital. She weighed 6 pounds, 1 oz. at birth. Grandparents are Calvin and Angela Brown of McGrady and Carolyn Ezell of North Wilkesboro. Great-g…

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Randel and Etta Fender of Traphill and Michael and Cindy Higgins of Millers Creek announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffani Ann Higgins, to John Hunter Galloway, son of John and Tina Galloway of North Wilkesboro.

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The Rev. and Mrs. Mark Hall of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Maci Allyn Hall, to Jake Dylan Goulds, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reggie Goulds of North Wilkesbro.