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Milestones

  • Hotop-Tate wedding

    Sarah Kathryn Hotop and Travis Lowell Tate, both of Stafford, Va., were married July 31 at St. Francis of Asissi Church in Triangle, Va.

    The Rev. John Heffernan officiated.

    The bride is the daughter of William and Diana Hotop of Ocean Isle Beach. The groom is the son of Tim and the late Joanne Tate.

    The bride was given in marriage by her parents.

    Debby Hyduke and Martha Hess, sisters of the bride, served as maid/matron of honor.

    Bridesmaid was Jamie Ritenour, friend of the bride.

    Cheyenne Smith served as flower girl.

  • Lamb-Jordan

    Lamb-Jordan

  • Cox

    Webb and Christen Cox of Shallotte are the parents of a daughter, Emily Price Cox, born at 4:30 a.m. June 2 at Conway Medical Center.

    She weighed 7 pounds, .08 ounces and measured 20 inches long.

    Maternal grandparents are Gail and Troy Price. Paternal grandparents are Joe and Ginny Cox.

    Great-grandparents are Paul and Geneva Hardee.

  • Carlisles celebrate 50 years

    Leroy and Frances Patricia Beverly Carlisle of Ash have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married June 4, 1960. The couple commemorated the occasion May 23 at the South Brunswick Island Shrine Club in Shallotte. Hosting the party were the couple’s children and grandchildren, son Lee Carlisle and wife Dee of Ash, daughter Theresa Carlisle-Smith and husband Steve of Little River, S.C., grandson Joshua Smith and granddaughter Karmen Caroline Smith. Numerous friends and relatives were also in attendance.

  • Spencer-Harding

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Joni Michelle Spencer of Ocean Isle Beach and Lance Harding III of Ocean Isle Beach. The bride-elect is a native of Amite County, Miss., and is the daughter of Jesse Lee and Robin Withrow of Wheeling, W.Va., and the late Tammy Jean Stanley. The groom is originally from Lumberton and is the son of Lance Jr. and Jackie Harding of Sunset Beach. A Jan. 22, 2011, wedding is planned in Lumberton.

  • Meissner completes Navy training

    Navy Seaman Apprentice Nicole M. Meissner, daughter of Laura A. and Jay E. Meissner of Leland, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training and was meritoriously promoted to her current rank at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

    During the eight-week program, Meissner completed a variety of training, which 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. 

  • 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.