Small-town Cooleemee life suiting newlywed couple just fine

Published 6:44 am Monday, March 27, 2023

By KC Smith

Cooleemee Correspondent

COOLEEMEE – Empty homes here don’t usually stay empty for long.  Within a week being on the market, the big two-story navy blue home on  Erwin Street was bought by the cutest newlywed couple.

Sheighla DeNae’ Temple Tippett and husband Tyler Austin Tippett got married Nov. 12, 2022.

Tyler thought she was too pretty to be real and he just had to have her.  Sheighla said he was so nice and fell for him right away.  Plus she really liked his blue 2007 Mustang.   

The exciting engagement was in 2018 and the weeding had a lot of push backs because of COVID.

The beautiful wedding gown was purchased right after engagement but she said with a giggle, “College is 15 but COVID was 50.”  Referring to gaining weight she had some strong might at hand to get back in that dress. And she did.

They have been living in Clemmons before their recent move.  Their friend in Mocksville helped steer their search for homes in Cooleemee.

Tyler is a manager at Staples in Clemmons.  He had previous management experience at Fed Ex and the Staples management job is a new and exciting change in the retail world.

Sheighla works for the City of Charlotte in the planning department as an associate planner.  Her focus now is on subdivisions.  She received her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and is working on her master’s.

While both work in heavily populated areas, they enjoy coming to a small town to relax and unwind.

“It kinda feels like home,” she said.  Sheighla grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania and Cooleemee seems similar, with duck races, parades and such.

Being able to say hello to a neighbor and know their name is different.

Tyler said, “We appreciate how great and nice everyone is.”

Their home has a newly renovated kitchen, doors of the home are stained solid wood with glass knobs, a beautiful staircase, 4 bedrooms, built-ins and a spacious front porch. They are happy.       A small town is where they want to raise their children where it’s safe and comfortable.

Sheighla is interested in the planning of this area and being a cooperative part of the community.

“I really want to make a difference here.  In the Charlotte area you’re a small piece of a big mechanism. Every part matters. But here you can see the changes that impact your community, that’s the part I’m excited about. Make it more beautiful than it already is while also maintaining the character.”

Tyler and Sheighla have two sweet and loving dogs, Luna Lilly and Liza Love.

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