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Milestones

  • Parks-Powell

    Sydney Ellen Parks of Shallotte and David Michael Powell of Carolina Shores were married Oct. 25 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses on U.S. 17 South, with Robert H. White officiating.

    The bride is the daughter of Tom and Liesl Parks of Shallotte.

    The groom is the son of Jay and Louisa Powell of Wilmington, Del.

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

    Adrienne Yoho Fay of Ocean Isle Beach served as matron of honor.

  • Varnums celebrate 50 years

    Harold and Katie Varnum of Holden Beach celebrated 50 years of marriage Dec. 5. Harold is retired from Brunswick Community College, and Katie is retired from Union Elementary School. They have two children, Tina Carlyle and Harold Varnum Jr., seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  • Bakers celebrate 60 years

    Martin and Wilma Baker of Palm Coast, Fla., celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary by taking their family, nieces and nephews on a five-day cruise beginning Nov. 24. The Bakers married in 1948, when they were both teachers at Waccamaw High School. Wilma Baker is the former Wilma Phelps of Ash. Martin Baker is a native of Marietta, S.C. In 1951, they moved to Marietta, where they managed Baker Pharmacy and were active in mobile home park development. In 1989, they retired to Palm Coast.

  • Granade birth

    Grant Granade and Ellen Wemyss Granade of Calabash are the parents of a son, Eli James Granade, born at 11:01 a.m. Oct. 23 at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center.

    He joins a brother, Garrett, 2.

    Maternal grandparents are Phil and Nancy Wemyss of Ocean Isle Beach.

    Paternal grandparents are Hugh and Elaine Granade and Bill and Gayle Lauer, all of Knoxville, Tenn.

    Great-grandparents are Virginia Bellamy of Ocean Isle Beach and William Richardson of Orangeburg, S.C.

  • Lane-Keogh

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Tracy H. Lane of Ocean Isle Beach and John M. Keogh of Tipperary-Thurles, Ireland. The bride is the daughter of Jerry and Sybil Hamilton of Supply. The groom is the son of Richard and Mary Keogh of Tipperary, Ireland. A Dec. 20 wedding is planned at Ocean View Baptist Church in Ocean Isle Beach.

     

  • Fritz Walbroehl

    Jennifer S. Fritz and Donald H. Walbroehl were married July 25 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in New York.

    The Rev. Harold Carrier officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Joseph and Janet Fritz of Sunset Beach, formerly of Troy, N.Y.

    The groom is the son of Patsy and Tom Burns of Mechanicville, N.Y.

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

  • Swaringen-Morton

    Announcement is made of the forthcoming marriage of Jamie Lynne Swaringen of Richfield and Roger Derek Morton of Albemarle. The bride-elect is the daughter of the late Judith Lynn Swaringen and the granddaughter of Don and Sandy Swaringen of Richfield. The prospective groom is the son of Todd and Teresa Morton of Albemarle and the grandson of Gene and Barbara Norris of Dunn and Roger and Pat Morton of Supply. He is a graduate of West Brunswick High School. A March 28, 2009, wedding is planned at Mount Tabor United Methodist Church in Richfield.

  • Quaintance-Nash

    Jennifer Nicole Quaintance and Gordon William Nash Jr. were married Aug. 23 at Ocean Drive Presbyterian Church in North Myrtle Beach, S.C.

    The Rev. Thomas Clymer officiated the ceremony.

    The bride is the daughter of Bruce Quaintance of Ocean Isle Beach and Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Robinson of Carolina Shores.

    The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Nash Sr. of Wilmington, Pat Sandifer of Holden Beach and the late David Sandifer.

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

  • Church briefs

    Church plans Nov. 16 service

    The Rev. Earsken Howard Moody and the Pleasant Hill Church of Shallotte will be in services at Greater Tabernacle Church of Longwood on Nov. 16.

    Services will begin at 4 p.m.

    For more information, contact the Rev. Cathy Moore at 640-3227 or Sister Zettie Price at 754-7982.

    Tickets available for Christmas show

    The 2008 Singing Christmas Tree tickets are now available.

    This will be the 20th year, and also the grand finale.

    Performance dates are:

  • How to protect your plants this winter

    In this area of North Carolina, protecting your plants from cold is easy enough to do, since our winters are very mild; however, certain plants need protection from the cold to survive the winter months. Protecting your plants in winter does not mean you have to keep them warm; it simply means providing protection from damaging winds, snow, ice, alternate freezing and thawing of the soil and heat from the sun on very cold days.