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Milestones

  • Ward birth

     Aaron Scott and Rachel N. Swain Ward of Shallotte are the proud parents of a son, Joshua Archer Ward, born at 3:41 a.m. Dec. 18, 2014, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, weighing nine pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length.

    He joins brothers Joseph Liam, 6, and Evan Josiah, 4, and sister Anna Elizabeth, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Ennis and Marilyn Swain of Varnamtown.

    Paternal grandparents are Dewey and Rhonda Ward of Whiteville.

  • Undrena Gause re-enlists in Air National Guard

    Air Force Maj. Corey A. Gause of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., had the honor of re-enlisting his wife, Staff Sgt. Undrena Gause of Ocala, Fla., into the West Virginia Air National Guard. After 10 years of Air Force active duty and three years in the Air Force Reserve, Staff Sgt. Gause took 10 years from service to raise their two children, Corey A. Gause Jr. and Kaitlyn K. Gause.

    In civilian life, Capt. Gause is a Pentagon senior career civil servant and Staff Sgt. Gause is a lead MRI technician at Fairfax Radiology in Reston, Va. They live in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

  • Deppners celebrate 50th anniversary

     Hannah Frink Deppner and Mike Deppner of Calabash are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Feb. 20, 1965.

  • Undrena Gause re-enlists in Air National Guard

     Air Force Capt. Corey A. Gause of North Myrtle Beach, S.C., had the honor of re-enlisting his wife, Staff Sgt. Undrena Gause of Ocala, Fla., into the West Virginia Air National Guard. After 10 years of Air Force active duty and three years in the Air Force Reserve, Staff Sgt. Gause took 10 years from service to raise their two children, Corey A. Gause Jr. and Kaitlyn K. Gause.

     

  • Roland graduates from basic combat training
  • Five generations

     Five generations of the Simmons-Milliken family gathered in Supply to celebrate Christmas on Dec. 25, 2014. Back, from left, are James Tyler Benton and his father, Maniel Wayne Evans Jr. Front, from left, are Evans’ mother, Ila Mae Milliken Evans, and his grandmother, Ella Simmons Milliken, holding Benton’s son, Brantley Tyler Benton.

  • Harvell graduates from basic training

     Air Force Airman Alex S. Harvell, son of Regina and Raymond Harvell of Winnabow, graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

     

    Harvell 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 earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • First baby born in Brunswick County in 2015

     Zoey LiAnn Romero, daughter of Jessica Romero of Oak Island, is the first baby born in the New Year at Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center. Weighing 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measuring 18 inches long, she was born at 3:06 a.m. Jan. 3 to her mother. She joins siblings Tatiana, 4, and Isabella, 2. Dr. Li Xu delivered the baby.

  • Smith graduates from Western Carolina University

     Tyler Dean Smith, son of Roger and Virginia Smith of Calabash, graduated with a bachelor of science degree in construction management, with a minor in business administration, during commencement exercises at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    Smith is a 2011 graduate of Brunswick County Early College High School.

  • Hylton graduates from basic

     Air Force Airman 1st Class Jonathon K. Hylton, son of Cyndi E. Goulet of Ocean Isle Beach and brother of Christopher S. Hylton of Methune, Mass., graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland in San Antonio.

    Hylton 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.