Haley Frances Richardson and Ronald Brandon Bell were married July 20 at The Barn at Heritage Farm, Dobson. The Rev. Brian Mathis officiated at the ceremony. Block Party Productions provided music.

Rance and Kimberly Jennings Parker of Fort Mill, S.C., announce the birth of a daughter, Hadley Wrenn Parker, born Feb. 20 at Carolinas Medical Center/Atrium Health Center, Charlotte. She weighed 6 lbs. 11 ozs. at birth. Grandparents are Curtis and Reene Parker of Wilkesboro and Mary Ellen J…

Greg Greene and Amanda Greene of Purlear and Denise Greene of Moravian Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Mackenzie Greene of Moravian Falls, to Joshua Scott Osborne of Moravian Falls. He is the son of Jeremy and Samantha Osborne of Boomer.

Mickey and Bobbi Jennings of Moravian Falls announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Jennings, of Huntersville, to Michael Chupita, also of Huntersville. He is the son of Mary Ann and Mark Geiger and David Chupita, all of Wisconsin.

Mr. and Mrs. Keith Howell of Finley Street, North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Page Howell, of Raleigh, to Chance Steven Mathias of Enterprise, Ala. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Mathias of Keller, Texas.

Della Mae Shumate of Elkin Highway, North Wilkesboro celebrated a milestone birthday Saturday afternoon, Jan. 18, at Liberty Grove Baptist Church. Her daughters and their families gave the event, along with family and church members.

Mr. and Mrs. James P. Archibald of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Frances Archibald of Charlotte, to Robert Gray “Sonny” Creech Jr., also of Charlotte. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.  Robert Gray Creech Sr. of Raleigh.

Judy Elizabeth Dills and Jason Edward Serbeck, both of North Wilkesboro, were united in marriage Dec. 31 at Hinshaw Street Baptist Church, North Wilkesboro. The Rev. Jeff Collins officiated at the evening ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Reva McLean, grandmother of the bride.

Matt and Betty Daye of Traphill announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebekah Grace, to Nicholas Paul McGlamery, the son of Paul and Beth McGlamery of Millers Creek.

Kassandra Lee Bennett and Jacob Ray Riley were united in marriage on July 27 at Cornerstone Church in Grand Island, N.Y. The Rev. Joel Riley, father of the groom and pastor of Dennyville Baptist Church in Ronda, officiated at the 1 p.m. ceremony.  Wedding music was provided by guitarist and …

Josh and Jessica McCoy of North Wilkesboro announce the birth of a son, Grayson Levi McCoy, born Sept. 13 at Forsyth Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces at birth. Grayson Levi has a sister, Brylee McCoy, age 2. Grandparents are Randy and Jamie McCoy and Benny and Tonya Roland, all…

Valerie Michelle Sebastian and Gregory Andrew Middleton were united in marriage May 26 at Childress Vineyards, Lexington. The Rev. Mark Weekley officiated at the 6 p.m. ceremony. Wedding music was provided by Corda Entertaniment String Trio.

Roger and Tabitha Lovell of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlin Marie Lovell, to Matthew Von Triplett, the son of Von and Deonna Triplett of Boomer.

Hannah Michelle Goulds and Jacob Scott Eddy were united in marriage on Saturday, June 1 at the Barn at Blueberry Hill, Dobson. The Rev. John Triplett officiated at the 6 p.m., outdoor ceremony. Music was provided by Danny Jenkins.

Pauline Johnson Anderson, resident of Westwood Hills Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wilkesboro, turns 104 Friday.

Robert and April Kilby of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Frances Sophia Kilby, to James McArthur  “Mack” Jones III, both of North Wilkesboro. The prospective groom is the son of Mack and Cathy Jones of Boomer.

Jerry and Carol Billings Walsh recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married July 6, 1969, at Goshen Baptist Church, Wilkesboro,  by the Rev. Von Brown. They are still members of Goshen Baptist.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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…

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.

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. 

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…

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.

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.