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 proceed, according to a document filed late Tuesday by Gaither’s private lawyer.
According to the website costofwedding.com, the average ceremony in Caldwell County costs about $21,000. Couples who can’t spend that much, or simply don’t want to, can tie the knot Feb. 14 for a grand total of $80. The marriage license, required no matter where couples choose to marry, costs $60, and $20 goes to the magistrate performing the ceremony. That $80 also includes traditional perks such as decorations, food, flowers, music and wedding photographs provided by volunteers and donors, while local businesses provide gifts for the happy couple.