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Erlandson introduces VESIC Institute

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Elkin native Ben Erlandson recently returned to the area to begin the VESIC Institute, an interactive research, design and development organization, with the goal of helping people solve the many complex problems that are faced every day. VESIC stands for Virtual Environments for Situated Inquiry of Complexity.“While all pursuits of VESIC intend to foster learning, it is not a teaching organization, in the formal sense,” Erlandson said. “Many of the tools we build — if they indeed function the way in which they are designed — will inherently result in the creation of of ‘teachable moments’ within the user experience. These tools are intended to be learning systems.”

 

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Gena AnnaLee LawsLisa Ann Caudill and Jason Lee Laws of Glade Valley announce the birth of their daughter, Gena AnnaLee Laws, on Aug. 3 at 7:07 a.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, Elkin, weighing 8 pounds, 6 ounces, and measuring 22 1/2 inches in length.She has a sister, Lena Leigh Letterman of Glade Valley. The grandparents are David Caudill and Sandra Leigh Caudill of Glade Valley and Rebecca Elaine Hodges of Dobson and the ...

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Pardue-Whittington wed at Pilgrim Baptist Church

Katherine Pardue and Patrick Whittington were married at 2 p.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Wilkesboro. The Rev. Blake Meyer officiated.The bride is the daughter of Paul and Linda Pardue of Jonesville. She is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools.The groom is the son of Ricky and Cathy Whittington of Wilkesboro. He is a graduate of Appalachian State University and is employed by Alamance-Burlington School System....

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Williamson-Hayes to wed in November

Mr. and Mrs. Lonny Williamson of Stony Point announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Ashleigh Brooke, to Thomas Conley Hayes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tony Hayes of Jonesville.The bride-elect is a 2008 graduate of Alexander Central High School and a 2013 graduate of Appalachian State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She is a registered nurse at Forsyth Medical Center.The groom-to-be is a 2004 graduate of Starmount High School...

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Roberts couple celebrating 70 years

Mr. and Mrs John S. “Doc” and Sue Gilley Roberts will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary on Sept. 17.John and Sue met at Smoot Park in Wilkesboro. After a courtship that grew into a love, that only God could put together, they went to Chester, South Carolina, and got married.Sue worked for 37 years and retired from East Wilkes High School cafeteria. Doc worked for W.E. Sale and Sons for 50 years and served in World War II. The couple has one son, Johnny...

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Gurganus-Culler to wed at Wrightsville Beach

Jack and Terri Gurganus of Rocky Mount announce the engagement of their daughter, Kaitlin Lea, to Dylan Wiley Culler, son of Larry and Melissa Culler of State Road.The couple plans a 5 p.m. ceremony on Oct. 18 at Shell Island Resort, Wrightsville Beach.

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Shella Kimberlynn Diane TolerKrystal Spicer and Joseph Toler of Jonesville announce the birth of their daughter, Shella Kimberlynn Diane Toler, on April 19 at 4:50 a.m. at Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital, weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces, and measuring 20 inches in length.She has two siblings, Kameron and Dakota Toler. The grandparents are Leon and Becky Spicer of Jonesville and Tiny and Debbie Toler of Hamptonville. The great-grandpar...

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