Jason and Marie Ward of Sunset Beach are the parents of a son, Averey Elijah Ward, born at 5:52 p.m. Dec. 21 at Brunswick Community Hospital, weighing 7 pounds, 3 ounces and measuring 19 inches long.
He joins his sister, Veronica Brooke Madison, 5.
Maternal grandparents are Mike and Jennifer Corleto and Stan and Cindy Holden of Shallotte.
Paternal grandparents are Cindy and Thomas Dewayne Ward.
Great-grandparents Flo and Neil Ward, Loretta and Wayne Wells, Wayne Holden and Joe and Faith Trunk of New York.