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Milestones

  • Smith graduates from Western Carolina University

     Tyler Dean Smith, son of Roger and Virginia Smith of Calabash, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in construction management, with a minor in business administration, during commencement exercises at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    Smith is a 2011 graduate of Brunswick County Early College High School.

  • Hylton graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathon K. Hylton, son of Cyndi E. Goulet of Ocean Isle Beach and brother of Christopher S. Hylton of Methune, Mass., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Hylton completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Sheffield- Baccarny wedding

     Wendy Louise Sheffield of Ocean Isle Beach and Kyle Jackson Baccarny of Ash will wed Friday, Dec. 12, in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands. The bride-elect is the daughter of John and Wendy Sheffield of Ocean Isle Beach and granddaughter of lsadora and the late William Carter and the late J.W. and Louise Prim Sheffield. The prospective groom is the son of Michael and Ann Baccarny of Ash and grandson of Paul and Lois Baccarny and the late Asa Ray and Mary Elizabeth Brady.

  • Goralski Frink wedding

    Hannah Jean Goralski of Oak Island and Brandon Chad Frink of Supply will wed Saturday, Dec. 20, at Chapel of the Cross in Southport. A reception will follow at Duffer’s of Caswell Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Kincaid of Oak Island and Charles Goralski of Johnson City, Tenn. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Frink of Supply.

  • O'Dell graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman Zachary R. O’Dell, son of Stacy G. and Robert M. O’Dell of Supply and brother of Jeremy M. O’Dell of Hurlburt Field, Fla., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    O’Dell completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

  • Arahill graduates from basic

     Army Pvt. Justin M. Arahill has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Cruz graduates basic

     Army Pvt. Diaz Cruz, daughter of Jessica Cruz and stepdaughter of Joel Gonzalez of Calabash, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

  • Grahams celebrate 64th anniversary

     Deacon Jesse and Deaconess Pauline Graham of Shallotte celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary Nov. 15. They were married in 1950 in Conway, S.C. They have five children, 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. The couple raised their family in Ferrell, Pa., for 44 years before moving back to this area. Jesse Graham is the chairman deacon at Pleasant Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Shallotte.

  • Harris graduates

     Army Pvt. Aaron D. Harris has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

    During the nine weeks of training, Harris studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

  • Lewis graduates

     Army Spc. David K. Lewis, son of David R. Lewis of Leland, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C.