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ROCKINGHAM — Six Richmond County natives serving overseas in the military will soon be receiving several boxes from home.

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ROCKINGHAM — American troops serving overseas will soon be receiving goodie boxes from Richmond County.

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For decades, veterans, their families, and civilian staff stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have sought justice for the unlawful exposure to toxic water. Due to an obscure North Carolina statute, those impacted have been denied the opportunity to seek justice via the judicial system. Proposed legislation currently under review in the U.S. Senate would rectify this egregious breach of justice.

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DURHAM — As part of Military Appreciation Month, WGU North Carolina has announced that it is offering ten $2,500 Military Service Scholarships for 2022. This is the fourth year that the online nonprofit university has offered these scholarships to honor members of the military community in North Carolina.

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RALEIGH — Camp Corral, a leading provider of support and enrichment opportunities for the children of this nation's wounded, ill, and fallen military heroes, today announced that Wounded Warrior Project has committed $350,000 to fund Camp Corral's upcoming 2022 summer camp programs. 

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As I write this, BBC reports that U.K. Foreign Secretary Liz Truss is "urgently" investigating reports of a chemical weapons attack in the Ukrainian city of Mariupol. The U.S. Department of Defense finds the reports "deeply concerning."

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North Carolina is the proud home of several military bases representing the U.S. Armed Forces. Our military presence is huge, leaving the pursuit of making North Carolina the most military-friendly state long overdue. To some military men and women, North Carolina is just a brief stop in their journey; To over 650,000 veterans, it’s home.

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PEMBROKE — Regarded as one of the top military-friendly universities in the country, UNC Pembroke is once again being recognized for its commitment to veterans, military service members and their families.  

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DURHAM — WGU North Carolina, an affiliate of online nonprofit Western Governors University, has announced a new scholarship program to help military spouses achieve their goals of higher education.

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Wednesday, 09 March 2022 12:52

OPINION: Volunteering for Ukraine

I’ve heard the calls encouraging former U.S. military members to join the “International Legion of Territorial Defense.” I believe the Ukrainian people need and deserve our nation’s help against Russia’s attempt to destroy and assimilate a sovereign nation by force. On the surface this sound like a noble undertaking on behalf of the Ukrainian people, but it is fraught with real problems.  

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