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Milestones

  • Benton-Leder engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Allison Rae Benton of Shallotte and Daniel Lawrence Leder of Little River, S.C. The bride-elect is the daughter of Gerald W. Benton of Ash and the late Ellen K. Benton. The prospective groom is the son of Mary Ann Allgood and Paul M. Leder of Whiteville. A March 13, 2011, wedding is planned at West Martello Tower in Key West, Fla.

  • Simmons-Raleigh engagment

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Belinda Faye Simmons of Supply and the Rev. Stephen Allen ‘Sweets’ Raleigh of Bolivia. The bride-elect is the daughter of Robert and Linda Simmons of Supply. The prospective groom is the son of Jack Raleigh of Winnabow and the late Joyce Ann Maggard. An April 16, 2011, wedding is planned at Faith Community Chapel in Sunset Harbor.

  • Zuber-Soderberg wedding

    Teresa Raye Zuber and Joshua Lewis Soderberg, both of Silver Spring, Md., were married on Aug. 25, the mother of the bride’s birthday, during an underwater ceremony at the Christ of the Abyss Statue in Key Largo, Fla. Rings were exchanged aboard the Amoray Diver Catamaran. Amy Slate officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of Ellen and Ray Zuber of Calabash. The groom is the son of Joanne Geer and Bill Kilmer of San Antonio, Texas.

    The bride was given in marriage by her father.

  • Hansen-Cumbie wedding

    Cynthia Ann Hansen of Supply and Steven Wayne Cumbie of Supply were married on Aug. 20 in a private ceremony in Bolivia. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Barbara Puza. The groom is the son of Jeff and Penny Cumbie. The couple will reside in Supply.

  • Britt-Kopitzki wedding

    Gladys Britt of Supply and Ray Kopitzki of Medina, N.Y., were married on Sept. 14 at Niagara Falls. Britt is employed at Walgreens in Holden Beach and Kopitzki is retired. They will reside in Supply.

  • Holleman-Rogerson wedding

    April Dawn Holleman of Kure Beach and Adam Wesley Rogerson of Supply were married Sept. 18 at sunrise on Wrightsville Beach.

    The Rev. Tracy Pryor officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John S. Holleman Jr. of Leland. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Rogerson of Roanoke Rapids.

    The bride was given in marriage and escorted by her father.

    Misty Nichols of Kernersville, the bride’s cousin, served as matron of honor. 

    Billy Rogerson, the groom’s father, served as best man.

  • Smith-Garrett engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Pauline H. Smith and David D. Garrett of Shallotte. The bride-elect is the daughter of Paul E. Harris Sr. of New Bern. She is a graduate of Elizabeth City State University in Elizabeth. The prospective groom is the son of Brenda Garrett of Manning, S.C. He is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An Oct. 2 wedding is planned at Sunset Beach. Family and friends are invited to a reception at the Calabash Fire Department in Calabash at 3 p.m.

  • Yauns celebrate 50 years

    Ralph and Sandra Yaun of Leland celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Sept. 10 at the First Baptist Church activity center in Wilmington. The couple was married on Sept. 10, 1960, at the Calypso Presbyterian Church in Calypso. Hosting the party were the couple’s children and grandchild, son Chris Yaun and wife Shari of Leland, granddaughter Emily Kathleen Yaun and daughter Rebecca Angela Yaun of Leland. Numerous friends and relatives were also in attendance.

  • Vrooman-Henson engagement

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Alison Dru Vrooman of Charleston, S.C., and Andrew Thomas Henson of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is the daughter of Dennis B. and Carol J. Vrooman of Tulsa, Okla. The prospective groom is the son of John L. and Cindy R. Henson of Ocean Isle Beach. A Nov. 6 wedding is planned at Trinity United Methodist Church in Charleston, S.C.

  • Tomlinson birth

    Maggie and John Tomlinson of Charlotte are the parents of a boy, Reynolds Mason Tomlinson, born at 1:22 p.m. July 7 at Charlotte Presbyterian.

    He joins a sister, Ava Jane, 3.

    Maternal grandparents are Patty and Terry Garrison of Holden Beach and Alan and Karen Nealeans of Lewisville.

    Paternal grandparents are Don Tomlinson of Asheville and the late Jane Tomlinson.

    Great-grandparents are Carolyn and Bill Tomlinson of Georgia.

    Great-great-grandparent is Pearl Brockwell of Chapel Hill.