Leah Marie Carroll and Bradley Walker, both of Lenoir, were married May 2, 2020, in Happy Valley. The Rev. Kenneth Poarch officiated.

Jessie Dawn Parker of Hickory and Scott Alan Levert of Rutherfordton were united in marriage on Nov. 4, 2017, at Green Mountain Baptist Church in Lenoir.

Elizabeth Leticia Rivero of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Pedro Renato Acosta of Johnson City, Tennessee, were united in marriage in a ceremony at 5 p.m. July 1, 2017, at Catedral de San Juan Bautista in San Juan, Peurto Rico.

Danielle Nicole Burton and Jonathan Douglas Thompson were married April 8, 2017.

Freda Lauren Thompson of Granite Falls, N.C., and Nikolai (Nik) Leonid Sigmon of Hickory, N.C., were united in marriage by Pastor Andrew Weisner of Lenoir Rhyne University on June 6, 2015, at three o’clock in the afternoon at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Lenoir.

The sexual harassment allegations against District Attorney James C. Gaither by one of his former assistant prosecutors are too skimpy to justify a lawsuit, and claims that he later defamed the woman are not detailed enough to meet the law’s requirements for that portion of the case to proce…