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Milestones

  • Birminghams celebrate 50th wedding anniversary
  • 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.

  • Pearl Harbor survivors, witnesses sought for commemoration ceremony

     

    The World War II Wilmington Home Front Heritage Coalition is seeking Pearl Harbor survivors and witnesses for southeastern North Carolina’s annual Pearl Harbor commemoration ceremony scheduled for Dec. 7 at Battleship Park.

  • WBHS Class of 1975 celebrates reunion

     The West Brunswick High School graduating class of 1975 spends it 40th class reunion with a meet-and-greet Nov. 6 with more than 80 in attendance. Some classmates even flew in from Texas. A tour of WBHS on Nov. 7 was followed by a banquet that night with 90 classmates (132 attending in total) at The Isles on Ocean Isle Beach. There were many door prizes and a DJ playing ‘70s favorites while dancing in a “Soul Train” line. The class had a worship service the next morning.

  • Ambrose engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Taylor Helen Ambrose and William Hampton Hall. The bride-elect is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald James Ambrose. She is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a registered nurse in the oncology department at UNC Hospital. The prospective groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hall. He is a 2014 graduate of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and is a graduate student in the UNC Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy. A July 2016 wedding is planned.

  • Mercer family reunion

     Descendants of Edward and Susan Sellers Mercer are invited to a family reunion Wednesday, Nov. 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Town Creek Park in Winnabow. Bring a covered dish, drinks or whatever you want to share with your family. For more information, call Lou Mercer at 622-0004.

  • Smith 40th birthday

     Kelly Rebecca Smith of Shallotte is celebrating her 40th birthday Wednesday, Nov. 4.

  • Fifties and counting
  • Sellers’ annual reunion Oct. 24

        The descendants of Elisa Sellers (1867-1935) will have its annual family reunion Saturday, Oct. 24, at 11 a.m. in the fellowship hall at Supply Baptist Church on U.S. 17 East in Supply. All family members are invited and encouraged to attend. Each family is asked to bring a basket of food to share and any family updates since the last reunion.

  • Harrington-Stalvey engagement

     Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Alisha Lee Harrington and William Seth Stalvey.

    The bride-elect is the daughter of Debbie and stepdaughter of Steve Walker of Omaha, Neb., and granddaughter of Dennis and Patricia Harrington of Holden Beach. A graduate of University of Nebraska at Kearney, she is a legal coordinator in Omaha.