Teen pregnancy rates are on the rise for the first time in more than a decade, according to a new study released by Guttmacher Institute. The study looked at rates of teenage pregnancy, birth and abortion, and numbers of teenage pregnancies, births, abortions and miscarriages, by state from 1988 to 2008.
Highest pregnancy rates
According to the study, in 2008, New Mexico had the highest teenage pregnancy rate with 93 pregnancies per 1,000 girls age 15-19.
Lowest pregnancy rates
New Hampshire had the lowest rate in 2008, 33 pregnancies per 1,000 girls, according to Guttmacher. Following behind were Vermont, Minnesota, North Dakota and Massachusetts.
According to the study, teenage abortion rates in 2008 were highest in New York with 37 abortions per 1,000 girls age 15-19. Other states with the highest rates included Delaware, New Jersey, Hawaii and Connecticut.
Dale and Lori Burris of Richfield, N.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisa Ann Burris of Richfield, N.C. to Franklin Taylor Gentry III of Roxboro, N.C., son of Frankie and Becky Gentry of Roxboro, N.C. and John and Lynn Kerr of Semora, N.C.
Susan Rebekah Smith to wed Jordan Alexander Burleson
Ms. Susan Howard Smith and Mr. Bill Smith of Hamlet announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Susan Rebekah Smith to Mr. Jordan Alexander Burleson of Albemarle, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Burleson.
SNAP slates Bridal Fair for Sunday
The Stanly News & Press Forever Yours Bridal Fair will be 1-4 p.m. March 2 at the Stanly County Senior Center.
Bruce and Vickie Lisk of Oakboro announce the engagement of their daughter, Megan Mckenzie Lisk of Oakboro to Adam Yates Austin of Wingate, son of Linda Austin of Wingate and Mr. and Mrs. Darryl Austin of Marshville.
Couple celebrates 50th anniversary
Dillon and Brenda Mauldin of Albemarle celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by renewing their vows on Dec. 15 at Lakeview Baptist Church, Albemarle.
Jessica Anne Smith and Joseph O. Earley to wed June 13
Mr. and Mrs. Keith Smith of Wingate, N.C. announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Anne Smith of Raleigh, N.C. to Joseph O. Earley of Raleigh, N.C., son of Mrs. Norma Jean Earley of Oakboro, N.C. and the late Joseph O. Earley III.
Mr. and Mrs. Cameron Wade Lephew-Newlyweds
Melinda Shawn Whitley and Cameron Wade Lephew were united in marriage on August 3, 2013, in Floyd Baptist Church, Floyd, Va. Rev. Joseph Womack officiated the 4 p.m. ceremony.
The marriage of Lauren Blake Hill and Chase Todd Bowers of Albemarle was solemnized in North Albemarle Baptist Church at 5 o’clock in the evening of October 19th, 2013.
Resolve to Give Your Cooking a Bold Makeover in the New Year
(StatePoint) Bored with your everyday cooking? This New Year, resolve to give your meals an exuberant makeover. You won’t even need to look across an ocean for bold flavor inspiration from other cuisines. You can start at home, say experts.
Henry Todd Smith and Rhonda Eudy Smith of Albemarle announce the engagement of their daughter Brittney Smith to Quinton Carter, son of Harold Wayne Carter of New London and the late Meria Palmer Carter.
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