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RALEIGH — Yesterday, the state House unanimously approved legislation introduced by Representative David Willis, R-Union, to recognize April 24 each year as “Wounded Heroes Day” in North Carolina. 

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PEMBROKE — UNC Pembroke announced recently it has earned the 2021-2022 Military Friendly School designation, considered the gold standard by military members. 

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On Feb. 9, the U.S. Justice Department announced that U.S. President Joe Biden, as in so many other areas, intends to serve Donald Trump's second term when it comes to persecuting heroes guilty of exposing U.S. war crimes and embarrassing American politicians.

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“Military leaders are worried about the shrinking pool of young people who qualify for military service,” Gina Harkins reports at Military.com. “More than 70% of young Americans remain unable to join the military due to obesity, education problems, or crime and drug records.”

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HAMLET — Richmond County Sheriff’s Office detective James Hamby, who also served in the Marines, is about to graduate with his first, and certainly not his last, college degree. Hamby is among the “Rising Star” December graduates of Richmond Community College.

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RALEIGH — In recognition of the service and sacrifice of members of the armed forces, the North Carolina Forest Service is offering a 20 percent discount on tree seedling orders placed by active, honorably discharged or retired military personnel during the month of November.

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From June to September, large caravans of military recruits will migrate to their respective training centers. Even though we are in the midst of a global pandemic, the United States military must continue its mission and training.

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HAMLET — Tristan Poole of Rockingham has big plans to achieve big goals. The Richmond Community College graduate hopes to one day use the skills he learned in the Information Technology program to be a part of an elite force of U.S. Army soldiers: the 75th Ranger Regiment.

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RALEIGH — Military spouses and veterans could find it easier to get jobs in North Carolina.

The House Judiciary Committee approved House Bill 1053 on Thursday, June 4, and it heads to the House’s Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs committee.

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HAMLET — Around 40 candidates interviewed with potential employers at Cole Auditorium during a hiring event Thursday geared toward veterans and transitioning military personnel.

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