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Milestones

  • Smiths celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Johnnie and Violet Smith of Ash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 with a celebration at Cypress Creek Church in Whiteville. The couple, who wed June 16, 1967, in Conway, S.C., have two children and five grandchildren.

  • Smiths celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

    Johnnie and Violet Smith of Ash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 16 with a celebration at Cypress Creek Church in Whiteville. The couple, who wed June 16, 1957, in Conway, S.C., have two children and five grandchildren.

  • Davis retires from N.C. Army National Guard

    Col. Dean Davis, a 1981 graduate of West Brunswick High School, has retired after 30 years of service with the N.C. Army National Guard. He is the son of Marion and Carolyn Davis of Varnamtown.
    Davis was recently honored at the 75th Davis Reunion at White Lake. Past assignments include Commander of 252 Combined Arms Battalion in Fayetteville; Deputy Director of Infantry Warfighters forum; Deputy Director of the host nation Coordination Cell Ammon Jordan; and Deputy Director U.S. Property and Fiscal Office N.C. Army National Guard.

  • West to compete in national beauty pageant

     

  • Jewel Evans celebrates 90th birthday

    Pastor Stephen Nobles and the Sunshine Sisters of New Britton Baptist Church in Ash honor the 90th birthday of Jewel Evans, who was born June 6, 1927.

  • Willettses celebrate 61st anniversary

    Pastor Al Watkins and congregation wish H.D. and Polly Willetts a very special 61st anniversary blessing at Faith Baptist Church in Bolivia on June 11. Their anniversary was June 10.

  • Kehoes celebrate 60th anniversary

    Don and Sue Kehoe will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary June 16. The couple met after Don’s discharge from the Marines. “It was love at first sight,” he said. Sue was a junior at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y., and Don had taken over his father’s business. The next year, she graduated in early June and they were married a week later. The couple has two daughters, a son and seven grandchildren.

  • Galloway-Gore engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Kacey Lynette Galloway of Varnamtown and Kevin Matthew Gore of Shallotte Point. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gary Ross and Cindy Galloway of Varnamtown. The prospective groom is the son of Matthew Gore and Henry and Kimberly Gales of Shallotte Point. Both bride and groom attend Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. A June 9, 2018, wedding is planned at Poplar Grove Plantation, located on a peanut plantation by the Topsail Sound in Scotts Hill near Wilmington.

  • Bollingers celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
  • Hester-Hughes engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Angela Lynn Hester and Michael Dewayne Hughes, both of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Thomas Judson of Bladenboro and the late Dianne Judson. The prospective groom is the son of Doris Hughes of Shallotte and the late Albert Hughes. A June 17 wedding is planned at Bladenboro Historical Building.