Aaron S. and Rachel N. Swain Ward of Sunset Beach are the parents of a son, Joseph Liam Ward, born at 10:21 a.m. Feb. 26 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
He weighed 9 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 20.5 inches long.
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, Joe and Zettie Galloway Singletary, all of Varnamtown; Daniel and Mattie Ward, Herbert and May Ward, all of Whiteville.