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Annette Watson Kinney celebrated her 100th birthday with family and friends at her home in Rose Glen Village in Wilkesboro on Aug. 14.

Dr. and Mrs. William Kevin Monroe of Belmont announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Elise, to Jake Everette Pierce, son of Ms. Terri Pierce of Hickory and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph R. Pierce Jr. of North Wilkesboro.

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Jason and Dena Wiles of North Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaylee Wiles, to Kobe Brown of North Wilkesboro. She is attending Wilkes Community College for a degree in business administration and has a small jewelry business called Kaylee’s Creations.

Donnie and Fonda Jordan Combs will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married July 3, 1971, on Fonda’s parents’ porch in Roaring River. They have one son, Donnie (Beaver) Jr. and wife Wendy Combs. The couple also have two grandchildren: Emily and Cole Combs. The …

William Vance “Bill” and Shirley Russell Nichols recently celebrated their golden 50th wedding anniversary. They were married at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Alexander County on Dec. 27, 1970.

Timmy Joe and Martha McGrady Cheek of McGrady announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Nichole Cheek of North Wilkesboro, to James Thomas Steelman of North Wilkesboro. He is the son of James Keith and Monica Chambers Steelman of Wilkesboro.

Seven couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Nov. 17-Nov. 20.

Six couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Nov. 10-Nov. 13.

Virginia Farthing will celebrate her 105th birthday on Thursday, Dec. 3. She was born in Baileysville, W.Va., on Dec. 3, 1915.

Seven couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Nov. 2-Nov. 5.

Jack and Nancy Denny of Ronda will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13, 2020. They raised three children who produced 10 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Jack worked as a chicken farmer for Flossie Johnson, while Nancy stayed at home to care for their children and…

Six couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Oct. 29-Oct. 30.

Seven couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Oct. 21-Oct. 27.

Eleven couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Oct. 12-Oct. 16.

Millers Creek resident Lutrelle Hamby will celebrate her 100th birthday on Thursday, Oct. 22. She was born in Wilkes County on Oct. 22, 1920, to Guy and Rosa Hamby.

Twelve couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Sept. 29-Oct. 2.

Fourteen couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Sept. 14-Sept. 18.

Ten couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Sept. 8-Sept. 11.

Chris and Savannah Adams Noble announce the birth of a daughter, Vera Lily Noble, born Aug. 20 at Wilkes Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 10½ ounces at birth. Maternal grandparents are Sonia and Chris O’Gwynn of Robertsdale, Ala., and Michael and Jackie Adams Jr. of Mobile, Ala. Paterna…

Willie and Nellie Call celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Sept. 11. They were married on Sept. 11, 1960. The Calls have two sons, Jeff Call and wife, Sandra, and Steve Call and wife, Becky. They have two grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew.

Twenty couples applied for marriage licenses from the Wilkes Register of Deeds office Aug. 31-Sept. 4.

Carrie Wyatt Haynes of the Mulberry community will celebrate her 100th birthday on Aug. 28. She was born to Robert and Doskie Wyatt on Aug. 28, 1920, and is one of four children.

Steve and Mandi Crist of Lincoln, Kan., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Marie Crist of Lincoln, Kan., to Rylan James Hincher, of Hillsboro, Kan. He is the son of Kevin and Susanne Hincher of North Wilkesboro.

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FAMILY CONNECTIONS – The birth of River Thomas Adams to Dylan Adams and Paige Furr on Nov. 13, 2019, created four sets of five generations, three of which are in Wilkes County.

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Timothy and Sally Faw of Wilkesboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Kendall Genene Faw, to Hagan Richard Shumate, the son of Tara Williams of Lewisville and Richard and Billie Shumate of Moravian Falls.

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John and Regina Stefan of Pittsburgh, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Gina Nicole Stefan of Charlotte, to Adam Dean Parker, also of Charlotte. He is the son of Curtis and Reene Parker of Wilkesboro.

Chad and Julie Shumate of Hays announce the engagement of their daughter, Makenna Leigh Shumate, to Devin Terry Hall, son of Terry and Teresa Hall of North Wilkesboro.

Eddie and Kelly Call Zimmer announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Kaylee Zimmer, born March 29 at Catawba Valley Medical Center in Hickory. Maternal grandparents are Eddie and the late Kay Call. Paternal grandparents are Luther and Connie Lanning and Charles Zimmer Jr.

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…