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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 …

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.