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Milestones

  • 2016 Miss Brunswick County Christmas Queens

     The 2016 Miss Brunswick County Christmas Queens are crowned Nov. 13. Front row, from left, are Tiny Miss Aubrey Harrelson, Mini-Miss Avrie Ashmore, BCC Sweetheart Kaitlyn Gore, Tiny Miss Khloe Workman, Wee Miss Kamyrah McKeithan, Petite Miss Kailee Henderson and Little Miss Lexis Henderson; back row from left are Holly Smith, Erica Evans, Caitlyn Willoughby, BCC Ambassador Ashlynne Lowery and Brunswick County Christmas Star Diane Griffey.

  • Bottomly-Abney engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Janice D. Bottomly and Craig B. Abney, both of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Glenn Speaks and Delores Abney of Carolina Shores. The prospective groom is the son of Betty Abney of Cochran, Ga. A Nov. 27, 2017, wedding is planned at The Causeway Inn.

  • Great-grandma clowns around

     “Great-Grandma Susie Inman clowns around with good old Ronald McDonald on her 75th birthday,” wrote 11-year-old Hailee Townsend of Ash. After Townsend asked Inman to pose with the famous clown many times for a photograph, Inman relented on her birthday Oct. 4.

  • Allens celebrate 60th anniversary

    Jay and Shirley Allen of Calabash, formerly of Ithaca, N.Y., after six decades of love and friendship, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Oct. 6. They built a home in Calabash 18 years ago. Jay retired from NYS Electric & Gas Corp. in 1994 and Shirley from Cornell University in 1998.

    The couple has three children: Michael (Patti) from Cortland, N.Y.; Jeffrey (Chris Abbuhl) from Belchertown, Mass., and Cathy (Adam) Degarmo from Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. They also have four grandchildren: Brian, Megan, Margaret and Henry.

  • Coleman birth

     Neal and Beth Coleman of Whiteville are the parents of a daughter, Alannah Rhea Coleman, born at 11:05 a.m. Sept. 2 at Betty H. Cameron Hospital in Whiteville, weighing 1 pound, 5 ounces and measuring 11.45 inches in length.

    She joins a brother, Stanley, 1.

    Maternal grandparents are Robin and Danny Hayes of Supply and the late Rufus H. Faulk.

    Paternal grandparents are Sandra and Randy Price of Crusoe and the late Richard Coleman Sr.

  • U. S. Merchant Mariners sought

     American Merchant Marine Veterans, a nonprofit originally established by World War II Merchant Mariners, seeks former and present Merchant Mariners in its membership to help keep its maritime history alive and to assist in achieving its goals, which includes earning veteran’s status for post-World War II conflict Mariners. Membership includes a quarterly magazine.

  • Green graduates from basic training

     U.S. Air Force Airman Daveion R. Green graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    The airman 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.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Millers celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

     Bob and Mary Lou Miller are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary Sept. 8. They were married in New York, moved to Connecticut and then Maryland before retiring 20 years ago to Sunset Beach. They have three children and two grandchildren. The Millers keep busy with golf, beaching and volunteering in the community. They plan to visit Niagara Falls where they spent their honeymoon.

  • Randolph graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Willie O. Randolph III, son of Judith G. Randolph and Willie O. Randolph Jr. of Bolivia, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Randolph 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.

    Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • Tar Heel alumni club to form in Little River, S.C.

     A new University of North Carolina Tar Heel Alumni Club is forming in Little River, S.C.

    The organizational meeting for the new Coastal Tar Heel Carolina Club will be Aug. 25 at Julian’s Sports Bar, 2551 U.S. 17 in Little River, S.C., just inside the South Carolina border. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

    New members can join a committee to help organize events and activities that connect local Tar Heels with each other and back to the university.