Dec. 23 Births

  • Posted: Friday, December 21, 2012 2:30 p.m.

Grace Blankenship

A daughter, Grace Patterson, was born to Malcolm Blankenship III and Staci Nakaji Blankenship of Salisbury on November 27, 2012, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She weighed 6 pounds, 12 ounces. She has a brother, Malcolm IV, 4, and a sister, Elle, 2. Grandparents are Ann H. and Malcolm Brittain Blankenship Jr. of Woodleaf, Norman Nakaji of Cornelius and Jeanette Nakaji of Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Riley Surratt

A daughter, Riley Meredith, was born to Michael and Summer Ketchie Surratt of Albemarle on November 27, 2012, at Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Ketchie of Salisbury, Robyn Ketchie of Rockwell and Patricia Polk of Norwood. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Richard Fortner of Salisbury.

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