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Lynn Taylor of Wilson and Keith Sexton of Elon announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Lynn Sexton, to Christopher Paul Whitehead, both of Washington, N.C.

The bride is the granddaughter of the late Otis and Margie Taylor of Wilson and the late Joanne Sexton and Jack Sexton of Bel Air, Maryland.

The groom is the son of Paul Whitehead of Leland and Doug and Rhonda Roesnik Hilburn of Wilmington. The groom is the grandson of Bill and Jean Roesnik of Wilmington and Ernie Whitehead of Massachusetts.

A July 15 wedding is planned at 5th Street United Methodist Church, Wilmington.