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Sit back for an ‘interesting story’

Sit back for an ‘interesting story’

Tales more than a century old waiting to be told at Oak Ridge Military Academy museum By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com OAK RIDGE – Babe Ruth was safe after all. On… Read more »

DHHS Approved for traumatic brain injury pilot project

DHHS Approved for traumatic brain injury pilot project

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has been approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to begin a pilot project in Cumberland, Durham,… Read more »

Teen: ‘I feel like the ball is starting to roll’

Teen: ‘I feel like the ball is starting to roll’

Inspired by family farmers, local teens begins venture as entrepreneur By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com OAK RIDGE — What began as a slogan and a modest gesture to honor hard-working family members… Read more »

Review: ‘This Evil Thing’ tells plight of conscientious objectors

Review: ‘This Evil Thing’ tells plight of conscientious objectors

World War I conscripts faced their own battles By Kevin Spradlin PiedmontPostNC.com GREENSBORO — Growing up in London, war didn’t seem to make very much sense to Michael Mears. Flash forward… Read more »

Opinion: 15 years after the Iraq invasion, what are the costs?

Opinion: 15 years after the Iraq invasion, what are the costs?

This March marked the 15th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq. In 2003, President George W. Bush and his advisers based their case for war on the idea that Saddam Hussein,… Read more »

Gibson, Korean War vet, named ‘Ambassador for Peace’

Gibson, Korean War vet, named ‘Ambassador for Peace’

Special to The Pee Dee Post It has been 62 years since Calvin Gibson came home from the Korean War. Recently he received medals and a commendation from Korean officials… Read more »

Flag flies during Firecracker distance runs

Flag flies during Firecracker distance runs

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * December 2014: Exercise, connection at center of new veterans group PINEHURST — Eighteen members of Team Red, White and Blue started out from Lewis Cannon Park… Read more »

Navy veteran pitches his way into major leagues

Navy veteran pitches his way into major leagues

Editor’s note: This article was first published in The American Legion Magazine and is published here with permission. Mitch Harris was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 13th… Read more »

Honor and respect for Old Glory

Honor and respect for Old Glory

By Mary Kuhlman Public News Service – NC RALEIGH — U.S. flags are popping up all over North Carolina as the Fourth of July approaches, but there are some important dos and… Read more »

Taunton pulls trigger on new gun shop

Taunton pulls trigger on new gun shop

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Scott Taunton knows there is an orderly way of how things are done. The Navy veteran realizes, though, that it’s okay to buck the system… Read more »

McCrory signs veterans’ bill for in-state tuition, CDLs

McCrory signs veterans’ bill for in-state tuition, CDLs

RALEIGH — Gov. Pat McCrory signed two bills into law today to support veterans and military families through in-state tuition at University of North Carolina system universities and North Carolina… Read more »

Steele takes helm of Legion District 16

Steele takes helm of Legion District 16

Robert L. Steele Sr., left, of American Legion Post 147, Rockingham, was sworn in Saturday at the American Legion Department of North Carolina 2015 Convention at the North Raleigh Hilton… Read more »

Burns: Passing the torch of L-I-B-E-R-T-Y

Burns: Passing the torch of L-I-B-E-R-T-Y

My name is John Hosbrook, and I died 217 years ago. My family has asked me to take you on a tour of our Patriot Past. They said you might… Read more »

Class of 2015 Raiders told to ‘dream, imagine, hope’

Class of 2015 Raiders told to ‘dream, imagine, hope’

442 walk in 42nd annual RSHS commencement By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery — Set 1 (procession) — Set 2 (awarding of diplomas) * Video * Hernandez beats the… Read more »

Preslar appointed interim police chief

Preslar appointed interim police chief

Takes over Mount Gilead department in ‘disarray’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com It turns out the “retired” tag didn’t fit well onto Pat Preslar’s shirt. So he pinned on another badge… Read more »

Legion Post 147 installs new officers

Legion Post 147 installs new officers

Special to The Pee Dee Post LEDBETTER — American Legion Post 147 in Rockingham installed officers for 2015-16 during a ceremony Friday night at post headquarters on Ledbetter Lake. Richard W. Neville,… Read more »

McKinnon named Post 147’s Firefighter of the Year

McKinnon named Post 147’s Firefighter of the Year

Special to The Pee Dee Post LEDBETTER — Lt. Vernon McKinnon of the Rockingham Fire Department Friday night received the American Legion Post 147 Firefighter of the Year Award. The… Read more »

AMVETS Post 316 seeks ‘home place’

AMVETS Post 316 seeks ‘home place’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Lacy Shepherd is once again at the helm of AMVETS Post 316 and hopes to continue and strengthen the mission of his organization, which he… Read more »

‘A hero I never knew’

‘A hero I never knew’

Roberdel man keeps  uncle’s memory alive By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROBERDEL — Meet James Archie Easterling. Easterling was 24 years old when he married Ruth Jane Cresman, of Tryon. The… Read more »

‘A lot of folks died for our freedoms’

‘A lot of folks died for our freedoms’

7th annual Memorial Day cookout in Norman a success By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery NORMAN — Food is used as an excuse to get together. There were plenty… Read more »

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