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Milestones

  • Redman Mercer reunion

    The descendants of Redman Mercer plan a family reunion from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. There will be a pig pickin’ so bring companion dishes along with old stories. Call Marian Mercer at 253-5759 or 622-0004.

  • Soucek-Hughes

    Mr. Robert Soucek Sr. announces the engagement of his daughter, Annalorel Soucek, to Jared Chad Hughes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hughes.  A May 2013 wedding is planned.

  • Megan Dilworth enlists in Navy

    Megan L. Dilworth, daughter of Princess Bennett Dilworth of Supply and Francis Dilworth of Supply, 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.

  • 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.