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Milestones

  • McTurner-DeMarte engagement

  • Kissell-Smith engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Lee Ina Andrews Kissell and Kevin Andrew Smith, both of Ash. The bride-elect is the daughter of Jerry and Judy Andrews of Ash. The prospective groom is the son of Monroe and Thelma Smith of Ash. An April 30 wedding is planned at Soldier Bay Baptist Church in Ash.

         

  • Military news

    Chandler joins Air Force

    Tydaryll L. Chandler, son of Mark Chandler and Rebecca Castaneda of Shallotte, has joined the United States Air Force under the Delayed Entry Program. The program gives young men and women the opportunity to enlist and delay going into basic military training for up to one year.

  • Solano graduates from basic

    Solano graduates from basic

    Air Force Airman Jonathan F. Solano, son of Teresa Fike of Shallotte, graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

    Solano 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.

  • Ellis-Jankowski engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Bo Allena Ellis of Shallotte and Daniel Mark Jankowski of Supply. The bride-elect is the daughter of Cecil Allen Ellis Sr. of Shallotte and Peggy Hewett Alred of Graysville, Ala. The prospective groom is the son of Mark and Jennifer Jankowski of Supply. A May 14 wedding is planned at Ocean Isle Beach Park.

     

                 

  • Tran completes military training

    Army National Guard Spec. Jennifer L. Tran, daughter of Liem T. Tran of Charlotte and Susan T. Arnold of Winnabow, has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Leonard Wood, Waynesville, Mo., which included basic military training and advanced individual training (AIT).

    During basic military training, Tran received instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons qualification, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army doctrine, history, principles and traditions.

  • Duncan birth

    Jeff and Lori Duncan of Raleigh are the parents of a daughter, Siena Emily Duncan, born at 3:02 p.m. Feb. 15, weighing 8 lbs. 7 oz. and 20-inches in length, at Rex Hospital in Raleigh.

    She joins a sister, Madalyn, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Bill and Diane Vaught of Burlington.

    Paternal grandparents are John and Emily Duncan of Shallotte.

    Great-grandparents are Polly Duncan and Ruth Wooten.

     

                 

  • Varnam-Owens

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of April Ginger Varnam and Matthew Keith Owens, both of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Ronald and Jencie Varnam of Varnamtown. She is a 2000 graduate of UNC-Wilmington and 2003 master’s graduate of East Carolina University. The prospective groom is the son of Daniel and Beth Owens of Wake Forest. He is a 1999 graduate of North Carolina State University Turf Management. A fall wedding is planned on Ocean Isle Beach.              

  • Cate-McSwain engagement

  • Bowe-Karkut wedding

    Amanda Bowe and Michael Karkut, both of West Ashley, S.C., were married Nov. 7, 2010, at Eye Level Art in Charleston, S.C. Rae Woods officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Thomas Bowe of Sandwich Ill., and Marilyn Bowe of Pageland, S.C. She was given in marriage by her mother and father.

    The groom is the son of John and Barbara Karkut of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Matron of honor was Danielle Bowe of Pageland, S.C.