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Milestones

  • Gatti completes basic training

    Air Force Airman Matthew J. Gatti, son of Michael Gatti of New Hyde Park, N.Y., and Lourdes Gatti of Calabash, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.
    Gatti 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.
     

  • Molnar completes nuclear training

    Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Brandon M. Molnar, son of Cristie L. Ledford of Winnabow and Peter Molnar of Irvine, Calif., recently completed the Navy Nuclear Power Training Unit course with Nuclear Power Training Unit, Ballston Spa, N.Y.
    Molnar received instruction about nuclear theory, chemistry, physics, reactor operations, safety and security. Upon completion of the course, he was designated a nuclear power operator.
    Molnar, a 2009 graduate of North Brunswick High School in Leland, joined the Navy in September 2009.

  • Jacob Charlet enlists in Navy

    Jacob E. Charlet, son of Cynthia D. Charlet of Wilmington and James D. Charlet of Leland, recently enlisted in the United States Navy under the Delayed Entry Program at Navy Recruiting District in Raleigh.
    The program allows recruits to enter the Navy and take up to one year to complete prior commitments such as high school. Using recruiters as mentors, this program helps recruits ease into the transition from civilian to military life.

  • Guzman is fire support specialist

    Army Pfc. Timothy X. Guzman, son of Jimmy Perez of Shallotte, has graduated from the Fire Support Specialist Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.
    The field artillery specialists serve in intelligence activities, including target processing in field artillery, cannon battalions, division artillery, artillery and maneuver brigade and headquarters and fire support elements.

  • Todd

    Allen and Jessica Todd of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Madilyn Dyan Todd, born at 10:54 p.m. Sept. 29 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 8 pounds, 5 ounces and measuring 20 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Thea Barefoot and the late Wayne Edwards.
    Paternal grandparents are William and Wanda Todd.

  • Hales

    John and Tamie Hales of Ash are the parents of a son, Luke Thomas Hales, born at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 8 at Betty H. Cameron Women & Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, weighing 8 pounds, 12 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length.
    He joins brothers Wyatt, 6, and Isaac, 3, and sister, Emily, 8.
    Maternal grandparents are Bessie Lou Thompson of Whiteville and the late Bernard Thompson.
    Paternal grandparents are Tom and Brenda Hales of Bladenboro.
    Maternal great-grandparents are the late Corbett and Farrie Coleman and

  • Todd

    William Kelly Todd and Bridgette Ashley Anspaugh of Supply are the parents of a daughter, Annabella Faith Todd, born at 6:01 p.m. Oct. 3 at Brunswick Novant Medical Center, weighing 7 pounds,
    7 ounces and measuring 19-1/2 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparents are Heath and Tiffanie Inman of Supply and Curtis and Tammie Anspaugh of Charlotte.
    Paternal grandparents are Roy Douglas Jr. and Jayne Todd of Supply.

  • Stuecheli-Guthrie

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Elizabeth Stuecheli of Washington, D.C. and Jonathan Guthrie of Montgomery Village, Md. The bride-to-be is the daughter of James and Janet Stuecheli of Fairfax Station, Va. The prospective grooms grandparents are Elijah and Nancy Wilkerson of Ocean Isle Beach. A wedding date and location has not yet been determined.

  • Smith birth

    Calvin and Katie Smith of Winnabow are the parents of a daughter, Eden Marie Smith, born at 6:09 p.m. Sept. 21 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces and measuring 19 inches in length.
    Maternal grandparent is Juantia Wanger. Fraternal grandparent is Carolin Rochelle.
     

  • Alfrey-Hill wedding

    Meredith Lynn Alfrey and Addison Carson Hill, both of Tucker, Ga., were married July 16 at the 150-year-old Flint Hill Mansion in Norcross, Ga.
    The ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Dr. Terry C. Walton of First United Methodist Church of Gainsville, Ga., in the gardens surrounding the mansion.
    The bride is the daughter of Herb and Donna Alfrey of Ducula, Ga., and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Roth of Ephrata, Pa., and the late Mr. and Mrs. Herb Alfrey of Godley, Texas.