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Milestones

  • Prokops celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

     Ellen and Michael R. Prokop Jr. of Shallotte are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. They were married July 14, 1956, in Worcester, Mass., and moved to Brierwood Estates in 1993 from Darnestown, Md. They have six children and six grandchildren, all of who will accompany them on a cruise from Charleston, S.C., to the Bahamas to celebrate the occasion.

  • Alcorn graduates from basic military training

     Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Zackiryea V. Alcorn, son of Jana and Ronald Alcorn of Southport and brother of Gabrielle Alcorn, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Alcorn 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.

  • Lockamy birth

     Keith and Rebecca Lockamy of Supply are the parents of a son, Thomas Keith Lockamy, born at 3:57 p.m. May 15 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington weighing 4 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 16-1/2 inches in length.

    He joins a brother, Adam Greene, 17.

  • Young receives commission

     Jacob A. Young has been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force after completing the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program and graduating with a bachelor's degree from Ohio University, Athens, Ohio.    

    Young is the son of Anthony and Cindy Young of Oak Island.

    He is a 2011 graduate of Randolph High School in Universal City, Texas. 

  • Frinks celebrate 50th anniversary

     Barry and Birdie Frink are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married May 15, 1966, at Delco Baptist Church and made their home in Shallotte, where they raised three daughters: Leigh Ann, Jill and Amy. Their family now also includes son-in-law Steve and grandsons Joshua, Banyan and Kyle.
The Frinks are members of Camp United Methodist Church.

  • Tibbals places in Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2016

     

    Yvonna “Bonnie” Tibbals of Shallotte was the second runner-up in the Ms. North Carolina Senior America Pageant on April 16. More than 200 attended the event in Pinehurst, which featured 10 contestants.

    Rebecca Ann Taylor from Brown Summit received the Ms. North Carolina Senior America 2016 title and crown. She and other state queens will compete for the national title of Ms. Senior America 2016-17 the week of Oct. 16-21 in Atlantic City, N.J.

  • Army's 2nd infantry division reunion

     The Second (Indianhead) Division Association is searching for anyone who served in the Army’s 2nd Infantry Division at any time. For information about the association and its 95th annual reunion Sept. 20-24 in Springfield, Mo., contact Bob Haynes, secretary/treasurer, at 2idaho@comcast.net or (224) 225-1202 or go to 2ida.org.

  • Cumbee competes in pageant

     Three-year-old Elizabeth Cumbee, daughter of Billy and Kassie Cumbee of Leland, competed in the N.C. State Miss United States Agriculture Pageant on April 9 in Fayetteville. She won divisional awards for Most Photogenic and Best Sportswear competition themed Red, White and Beautiful. She was also awarded runner-up for the state title but will continue to re-install as Tiny Miss Brunswick County Miss United States Agriculture.

  • Ratcliffes celebrate 50th anniversary

     

    Howard and Kazuko “Kaz” Ratcliffe of Calabash celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 2. They were married at All Souls Anglican Church in Okinawa (Japan) by the presiding Bishop of Okinawa.

  • Long family reunion

     Descendants of Henry Cannon Smith are invited to a Long family reunion from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13, at Waccamaw Community Center, 5855 Waccamaw School Road in Ash. For more information, call Beverly Smith at 754-6476.