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Milestones

  • 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.

  • Hall 60th anniversary

      Morris and Hilda Hall of Shallotte celebrate their 60th anniversary Feb. 4, 2016, at Lover’s Leap in Virginia. The Halls, both originally from Virginia, have two daughters and four granddaughters, and can be seen every Monday and Wednesday morning at Hardees in Supply “dancing up and down the aisles to country music.”

  • Rountree promoted to major

     Wilmington native Capt. Clinton A. Rountree was promoted to the rank of major during a promotion ceremony Nov. 13 at Liberty Chapel in Fort Lee, Va. He is the son of D.C. Rountree of Holden Beach and the late Gloria Rountree.

  • Holden serves aboard USS Maryland

        A 2013 West Brunswick High School graduate and Supply native is serving in the Navy as part of a crew working aboard one of the world’s most advanced ballistic missile submarines, USS Maryland (SSBN 738).

    Fireman Kevin Holden is a fire control technician serving aboard the Kings Bay-based boat, one of 14 Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines. A Navy fire control technician is responsible for controlling outgoing weapons, tracking surface and air contacts, launching defensive weapons and verifying the safely of the boat.

  • Smith honored for 55 years of service

     The North Carolina Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts had its 72nd annual meeting Jan. 3-5 at the Sheraton Imperial at Research Triangle Park in Raleigh. The association’s theme for this past year was “Conservation — Contagious Enthusiasm.”

  • Menius, Burgess announce engagement

     

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Rachael Menius and Dan Burgess of Boston.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of David and Donna Menius of Ocean Isle Beach. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pennsylvania, she is a pediatric palliative care nurse practitioner at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children’s Hospital.