Schepers together 70 years, still going strong


EMERALD ISLE, Carteret County - Iris and Walter Scheper celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Wednesday.

Iris, 88, and Walter, 89, live in Emerald Isle but spent many years in New Bern. They met in 1946 at a USO dance while Walter was a Marine stationed at Cherry Point. They were married on Nov. 15, 1947.

"Look not for beauty and skin but look for the heart that is true within," Walter said. "For beauty and fairness will fade and go cold but the heart within will never go cold."

"He used to say that to me almost every night," Iris said.

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