• Gore-Kelly engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Emily Lauren Gore of Shallotte and David Everett Kelly III of Southport. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mark W. and Gina Evans Gore of Shallotte. The prospective groom is the son of David Kelly II and Nancy Kelly of Southport. An Oct. 17 wedding is planned at Oak Grove Baptist Church in Supply.

  • Harton-Perry wedding

     Sophie Elizabeth Harton and David H. Perry III, both of Virginia Beach, Va, were married Sept. 5 during an outdoor ceremony at Rutherford County Arts Council in Forest City.

    Hannah Desmond officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Faris Herbert and Annette Nantz Harton of Wilmington.

    The groom is the son of Mary Burton Perry of Jacksonville and Dave H. Perry of Warsaw, Va.

    Bridesmaids were Marine Gillette of Wilmington, Amanda Smith of Shallotte and Kristine Meadows of Raleigh.

  • Fulford birth

     Justin and Christina Fulford of Bolivia are the proud parents of a daughter, Alana Grace Fulford, born at 8:07 a.m. Sept. 20 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length. She joins a sister, Sofia Marie, 22 months.

  • Noorigian retires from Coast Guard Reserve

     Aram J. Noorigian, son of Leon and Mary Noorigian of Carolina Shores, will officially retire from the federal government as a chief in the Coast Guard Reserve on Oct. 1.

    He joined the Navy when he was 18, then joined the Seabees and finally the Coast Guard.

  • Hewett-Kent

     Ashley Renae Hewett of Bolivia and Delos Robert Kent of Boiling Spring Lakes were married Sept. 23 in Bolivia.

    The bride is the daughter of Rena Milner of Southport and the late Keith Hewett.

    The groom is the son of Bobby and Tammy Britt of Southport.

    The bride was given in marriage by her grandfather, Chris Hewett, and escorted by her step-grandfather, Larry Hester.

    She wore a white dress and carried a bouquet of teal, white and coral roses with baby’s breath.

  • SHS Class of 1957 celebrates at Sunnyside School

     Members of Shallotte High School class of 1957 meet Sept. 11 at Sunnyside School in Shallotte to celebrate the 58th anniversary of their graduation. Also attending with class members were Coach Bill Baker and teachers Flo Baker and Faye Bellamy.

  • Gaudettes celebrate 70th wedding anniversary

     Marie and Robert Gaudette, residents of Arbor Landing in Shallotte, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary Sept. 7.

  • Davis recognized by NASA

     The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) hosted its Space Flight Awareness Award Program in New Orleans on Aug. 12 when it honored Tania Butler Davis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Butler of Shallotte. Davis, a senior procurement analyst in NASA’s office of procurement office, was recognized for her contribution to the agency’s mission as the lead procurement analyst for Johnson Space Center.

  • Brothers complete Eagle Scout projects

     Boy Scout Troop 129’s Life Scouts, William C. Jordan III and Thomas J. Jordan, have completed their Eagle Scout Projects.

    William built a picnic table enabling Camp United Methodist Church staff to sit outside comfortably at lunchtime, while Thomas built a corner bench to enable recipients of the food pantry to sit and wait for their food boxes.

    Both projects were completed at the church with donations provided by Dr. Mark Saunders of Shallotte Vision Care and Frank and Rosemarie Rinaldi.

  • Clemmonses celebrate 50th anniversary

     Waddell and Judy Clemmons celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an Alaskan cruise aboard the MS Noordan, a Holland America Line cruise ship, Aug. 22. They were married in Little River, S.C., on Aug. 22, 1965.