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    Chaplin, Pridgen

    Crystal Chaplin of St. Helena Island, S.C., and Morris Pridgen of Edgefield, S.C., were married July 12, 2014, at Ebenezer Baptist Church on St. Helena Island with Pastor Leonard Ritter Sr., officiating.


    Kuhns celebrate 50th anniversary

    William (Bill) and Mary (Libby) Kuhn were married 50 years ago on July 30, 1964 in Yemassee. They met when Bill was stationed on Parris Island. Bill and Libby shared 17 years of service with the USMC and remained in Beaufort upon Bill’s retirement from Sears and from MCCS, Parris Island, ...


    Justin White

    Bobbi and Roy White of Beaufort announce the birth of a son, Justin Dean White, at 3:51 p.m. June 24 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The newborn weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and measured 20 inches. He has three brothers, Tommy, 25, Merritt, 8, and Conner, 6. Paternal grandparents are Mary and Walter...


    Jaelyn Vermilyea

    Jessia Hew and Jay Vermilyea of Bluffton announce the birth of a daughter, Jaelyn Skye Vermilyea, at 4:40 p.m. July 9 at Hilton Head Hospital. The newborn weighed 9 pounds, 11 ounces, and measured 21 inches. Maternal grandparents are Tammi Ruiz of Miami and Peter Hew of Bluffton. Paternal grandmother...


    Eli Sutherland

    Jessica and Mark Sutherland of Bluffton announce the birth of a son, Eli Lorenzo Sutherland, at 7:59 a.m. Oct. 13 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. The newborn weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces, and measured 20 inches. He has a sister, Audrey, 5. Maternal grandparents are Kathy Hightower of Beaufort and ...


    Jace Leister


    Garrett, Kierspe

    Annabeth Jewel Garrett and Addison Chase Kierspe were married Saturday, June 21, 2014 at The Baptist Church of Beaufort. Pastor Larry York officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. A garden reception followed at the home of the bride’s grandparents in Beaufort.


    Dike, Wilhelm

    Emily Adele Dike and Gordon Covert Wilhelm of Brooklyn, N.Y., were married on March 15. Dr. David E. Ross, uncle of the groom, officiated at the ceremony. The wedding and reception were held at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, N.Y.


    Johnson, Welker

    Michaela Rae Johnson and Erik Welker of Spartanburg were married July 12, 2014, at Parris Island Community Center on Parris Island. Timothy Bockelman officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony. 


    Wessel, Cuca

    Karen Wilber Wessel and Lewis Wessel of Hilton Head Island announce the engagement of their daughter, Allison Clare Wessel of Chicago, to Nicholas James Cuca of Chicago, son of Marilyn Lewis Cuca and Gerald Cuca of Arlington Heights, Ill. 

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