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Births

Avery Fisher
A daughter, Avery Allen, was born to Scott and Leisa Fisher of China Grove on May 9, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. She weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. She has a brother, Colton, 4, and a sister, Bailey, 3. Grandparents are Martha Seaford of China Grove, and Raymond Seaford and David and Jeanie Fisher, all of Kannapolis. Willie Carrigan of China Grove is great-grandparent.
Trevor Mowery
A son, Trevor Lewis, was born to Lewis and Gretchen Mowery of Salisbury on May 30, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds. He has two brothers, Ross, 7, and Mark, 5, and two sisters, Ashley, 14, and Emily, 12. Grandparents are Harold and Anne Crouch of Catersville, Ga., Fred Mowery Jr. and Karen Smith of Salisbury and Nancy Shetley of Ormond Beach, Fla. Great-grandparents are Robert E. and Mattie Lee Sloop of China Grove.
Aaron Smith
A son, Aaron Thomas, was born to Kindrae and Eric Smith of China Grove on June 4, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces. Grandparents are Junior and Deborah Morris of Salisbury, Roger Tinsley of Lincolnton, and Charlie and Irene Smith of China Grove. Great-grandparents are Loreine Pulliam of Kannapolis, Margaret Ham of Mooresville, and Evelyn Morris of Salisbury.
Davian Sheppard
A son, Davian, was born to Paula Crouse and Tim Sheppard of China Grove on May 21, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 6 ounces. He has a brother, Christian, 5.
Grayce Moore
A daughter, Grayce Elizabeth, was born to Dr. Jay Matthew and Meghann Jones Moore of Cleveland on June 17, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. She weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Grandparents are Pam and Craig Jones of Henderson and Rick and Sue Moore of Cleveland. Great-grandparents are Mary Elizabeth Jones of Cary, Gray and Becky Faulkner of Henderson, and Manie Richardson of Salisbury.
Mitchell Merck
A son, Mitchell Brice, was born to Crystal and Brian Merck of Salisbury on June 16, 2008, at Rowan Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds, 7 ounces. He has a brother, Zachary, 12. Grandparents are Patsy Duncan of Spencer and the late William Brice Duncan Jr. and Mitchell and Yvonne Merck of Iron Station.
Avery Pruett
A daughter, Avery Rose, was born to Amanda Fries and Bradley Keith Pruett of Salisbury on June 24, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. She weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces. Grandparents are Barry and Sarah Pruett, Patti Cheeks, and David and Yvonne Fries, all of Salisbury. Great-grandparents are Melvin and Rosalee Pruett and Eillen and J.D. Pacheco.
Reese Merrell
A daughter, Reese Isabella, was born to Leslie Thomas and Aimee Brescia Merrell of Rockwell on June 26, 2008, at Lake Norman Regional Medical Center. She weighed 8 pounds, 11 ounces. She has a brother, Noah Thomas, 2 1/2. Grandparents are Linda and Lanny Merrell of Rockwell and Tony and Elaine Brescia of Cornelius. Great-grandparents are Beatrice Merrell of Salisbury, Pauline Lefler of Rockwell and Genevieve Brescia of Cornelius.
Demetri Cruse Jr.
A son, Demetri Antonio, was born to Tinka Leach on June 27, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. He weighed 7 pounds, 8.8 ounces. He has two brothers, Marcus Simpson Jr., 14, and Jaihkehlyn Weeks, 11, and three sisters, Shanekwa Weeks, 16, Tamya Ford, 9, and Jamecia Huntley, 3. Grandparents are Denise Leach of China Grove and Robin Cruse of Concord. Janie Weeks of China Grove is great-grandparent.
Dawn Clawson
A daughter, Dawn Marie, was born to Ryan Scott and Cynthia Leach Clawson of Rockwell on June 24, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces. Grandparents are Carla Clawson and Sam Clawson, both of Rockwell, and Betty Jo and Doug Earnhardt and Gerald (Bo) Leach, all of Gold Hill. Great-grandparents are Alma Ridenhour Johnson of Salisbury, Mona Hess and George William Clawson, both of Faith, and Audrey Hoffman and Joe Ray Haynes, both of Gold Hill. Great-great-grandparent is Maulde Hill of Gold Hill
Chad Harrington
A son, Chad Austin, was born to Rachel Maniaci and Chad Harrington of Swansboro on June 25, 2008, at Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces. He has a brother, Colby, 4, and a sister, Cassandra, 10. Grandparents are Debbie Maniaci of Bellmawr, N.J., and Donnie and Linda Harrington of Salisbury. Great-grandparents are Pam Goebel of Bellmawr, N.J. and Odell and Lillian Petrea of Salisbury.

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