Katie Harrold Shepherd and Barry Shepherd Jr. of Millers Creek announce the birth of their son, Xavier James Shepherd, born Nov. 8, at Wilkes Regional Medical Center. He weighed 8 lbs. 10 ozs. at birth. Grandparents are Lonnie and Bobbie Harrold and Barry and Lisa Shepherd, all of Millers Creek. Great-grandparents are Plato and Ann Shepherd, missionaries in Kansas, and James and Brenda Blevins of Millers Creek.