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Milestones

  • Hughes completes basic training

    Army Pfc. Kristen A. Hughes, daughter of Lane Thompson of Shallotte, and Kevin Hughes of Ocean Isle Beach, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During nine weeks of training, Hughes studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat, and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • McClain-Grissett engagement

    Tammy McClain and Talbot Grissett, both of Ocean Isle Beach, announce their engagement and forthcoming marriage. The prospective bride is the daughter of Ray Lambert, of Ash, and Betty Lambert, of Concord. The prospective groom is the son of DeAnna Grissett, of Shallotte, and Kenneth and Frances Grissett, of Ocean Isle Beach. An Aug. 21 wedding is planned at Miss Caroline’s Country Wedding in Maggie Valley.

  • Ellis-Carico engagement

    Denny and Lynn Ellis of Shallotte, announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Sara Ellis, of Shallotte, to Ian Carico of Supply. He is the son of Dicky and Anne Carico of Madison. An April 10, 2011, wedding is planned in Southport.

  • Gainey completes U.S. Navy training

    Navy Seaman Jacob H. Gainey, grandson of Barbara L. Sellers of Leland, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. 

    During the eight-week program, Gainey completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness. 

  • Lee graduates basic training

    Army Reserve Pfc. Karen T. Lee, daughter of Dolores Ballard of Leland, has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

    During the nine weeks of training, Lee studied the Army mission and received instruction and training exercises in drill and ceremonies, Army history, core values and traditions, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, rifle marksmanship, weapons use, map reading and land navigation, foot marches, armed and unarmed combat and field maneuvers and tactics.

  • Manzo returns from Afghanistan

    Army Col. Fred V. Manzo, son of Fred V. Manzo Sr. of Bolivia, is returning to the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Gunter Annex, Montgomery, Ala., after being deployed to Afghanistan serving in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Ward birth

    Aaron Scott Ward and Rachel N. Swain Ward Sunset Beach are the parents of a son, Evan Josiah Ward, born at 11:33 a.m. July 13 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

    He joins a brother, Joseph Liam, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Ennis and Marilyn Swain of Varnamtown.

    Paternal grandparents are Dewey and Rhonda Ward of Whiteville.

    Great-grandparents are George and Lola DeVault Swain and Joe and Zettie Galloway Singletary, all of Varnamtown; and Daniel and Mattie Ward and Herbert and Mary Ward, all of Whiteville.

  • Caison birth

    Richie and Serenity Caison are the parents of a daughter, Madison Elizabeth Caison, born at 8 a.m. June 8 at Columbus Regional Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 18 inches long.

    She joins a brother, Gavin, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Lee and Lisa Harris of Shallotte.

    Paternal grandparents are Billy and Linda Caison of Supply.

    Great-grandparents are Janet Wicker of Fayetteville, Jean Harris of Fayetteville, Faye Gaskins of Fayetteville, and Lula King of Supply.

  • Osborne

    Renee and Andy Osborne of Ash are the parents of a son, Kyle Andrew Osborne, born June 4 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

    He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Bobby and Sandra Simmons of Ash.

    Paternal grandparents are Ricky and Donna Hawes of Ash and Wayne and Barbara Osborne of Old Dock.

    Great-grandparents are Clay and Katrina McCullen of Longwood, Bunt and Betty Simmons of Ash and Magdeline and Jinx Osborne and Sandra and Joseph Hewett 

  • Truesdales celebrate 68 years

     John and Sara Truesdale will celebrate their 68th anniversary July 22 with family and friends. The couple has four children, Ann, John II, Connie and Jack and their spouses, Dan, Peggy, Harold and Beth; seven grandchildren, seven-great-grandchildren and two ‘angels.‘