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RED SPRINGS — The N.C. Department of Transportation and the N.C. Military Business Center helped host a summit Dec. 7-9 aimed at encouraging growth in the aerospace industry. 

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RALEIGH — In recognition of the service and sacrifice of veterans and members of the armed forces, the North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 25% discount on tree seedling orders placed by active, honorably discharged or retired military personnel during the month of November. The discount applies to the first $500 of all new orders, up to a $125 discount.

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Frank Buckles, who passed away in 2011, was the last surviving American veteran of World War I. An ambulance driver on the Western front, Buckles lied about his age and enlisted at 16. His parents were born before the Civil War, and his mom delivered her last child, Frank, in her 40s.

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In 1954, Congress passed, and President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed, a bill transforming Armistice Day — Nov. 11, a post-World-War I celebration of peace — into Veterans Day,  a celebration of warriors.

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America is fighting a war on an invisible front, and we need skilled and motivated professionals to protect us. Experts predict that global cybercrime damages will reach $6 trillion in 2021, nearly double the amount from 2015. 

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ASHEBORO — In honor of Veterans Day, the North Carolina Zoo is offering free admission for the military and $2 off admission for up to six accompanying guests for its Military Appreciation Week of Nov. 8–14, 2021.

Published in Lifestyle

WASHINGTON — The American Oath Initiative, a 501(c)4 dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting veterans who are willing to step forward to seek political office as a means to honoring their Oath to “Defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” officially launched its efforts (Thursday) in advance of the 2022 elections.

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WASHINGTON — Republicans in Congress, including those representing North Carolina, are seeking detailed answers from the Biden administration over the United States’ catastrophic exit from Afghanistan.

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ROCKINGHAM — Five Sandhills-area bands will take the stage at VFW Post 4203 this weekend for a concert to raise money to help those who have or are currently serving in the armed forces.

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The late U.S. Rep. Walter Jones, a N.C. Republican, ended his speeches on the House floor about the pitfalls of Afghanistan by asking God’s blessing and protection for our service members. After 20 years in the war-torn country, U.S involvement in Afghanistan ends just as Jones predicted. Yet, one wonders if even he could have foreseen such a botched and embarrassing withdrawal.

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