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NC Guard soldier is first in flight

NC Guard soldier is first in flight

By Staff Sgt. Mary Junell NC National Guard RALEIGH — When 2nd Lt. Lindsey Jefferies enlisted more than eight years ago, she did not know she would one day become a… Read more »

Shot 7 times, county native to receive delayed Purple Heart

Shot 7 times, county native to receive delayed Purple Heart

Lunsford shot seven times in ’09 Fort Hood shooting Initially determined ‘workplace violence’ By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com A Richmond County native wounded in the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, is… Read more »

Richmond grad, Army veteran Morman to be honored

Richmond grad, Army veteran Morman to be honored

Service member known as DJ “CRAZ-Z-O” in off-duty time By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Stavis Morman entered the U.S. Army seven days after he graduated from Richmond Senior High School just before… Read more »

Woolpert wins design award for veterans’ memorial

Woolpert wins design award for veterans’ memorial

KERNERSVILLE — Woolpert’s design of the Carolina Field of Honor, a veterans’ memorial dedicated on Memorial Day 2014, earned a Special Projects (Recreational Facilities) Engineering Excellence Award from the North Carolina chapter of the… Read more »

Bill aims to reduce veteran suicide, improve mental health

Bill aims to reduce veteran suicide, improve mental health

By Stephanie Carson Public News Service-NC RALEIGH — The U.S. Senate could vote Tuesday on legislation to improve mental health services for veterans in North Carolina and throughout the nation…. Read more »

Council set to retire from RCC

Council set to retire from RCC

McInnis: “He is leaving RCC a much better place than when he arrived.” HAMLET — Bill Council, dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Accountability at Richmond Community College, will be calling… Read more »

American Legion commander salutes DoD’s latest move to open bases for VSO support

American Legion commander salutes DoD’s latest move to open bases for VSO support

WASHINGTON D.C. — The leader of the nation’s largest veterans service organization praised Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s recent directives for military commanders to be more welcoming of nonprofit groups that… Read more »

Richardson: Seeing the world with the U.S. Army

Richardson: Seeing the world with the U.S. Army

In January 1959 I joined the U.S. Army; I went from Rockingham by bus to Charlotte for induction. After a day and night we were send on to Fort Jackson,… Read more »

MLK Gala honors ‘Daddy the carpenter’

MLK Gala honors ‘Daddy the carpenter’

Daughters tout Legrand’s love for family, fellow man By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Changes for 2015 events * Rev. Tommy Legrand’s bio ROCKINGHAM — Rev. Tommy Legrand has, over his 74 years,… Read more »

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast

Coast Guard assists with sea turtle release off NC coast

By 5th District Public Affairs WILMINGTON — The crew of Coast Guard Cutter Kodiak Island out of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, in cooperation with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission,… Read more »

Hamlet man keeps Coast Guard full, moving forward

Hamlet man keeps Coast Guard full, moving forward

By Eric Ressel, Lt. j.g. U.S. Coast Guard KODIAK, Alaska — For two and a half months on the frigid Bering Sea, Petty Officer 1st Class Laron Jones kept 165… Read more »

American Legion helps you prep for Super Bowl party

American Legion helps you prep for Super Bowl party

BBQ, stew fundraiser set for Feb. 1 Staff report LEDBETTER — The University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona will host Super Bowl XLIX beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb…. Read more »

Spradlin: Heading into 2015, I’m looking for yellow

Spradlin: Heading into 2015, I’m looking for yellow

The year that, in so far as running, wasn’t I have an Excel spreadsheet on which I  keep my top three times from a wide range of distances, from 800… Read more »

Exercise, social connection at center of new veterans group

Exercise, social connection at center of new veterans group

New Sandhills region chapter looks to serve more area veterans in 2015 By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * 2015 Team RWB Sandhills vision Finding a need and filling it is one… Read more »

Super 7 Feel-good Stories of the Year

Super 7 Feel-good Stories of the Year

At No. 1, a woman’s retirement exemplifies the value of a great teacher By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com HAMLET — In a year where tenure, salary cuts and salary increases have… Read more »

Martin: Remembering the past, but not chained to it

Martin: Remembering the past, but not chained to it

They just could not bring themselves to shake hands with their former enemies. A few weeks ago on the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, we remembered earlier… Read more »

Video series remembers lives lost, works to prevent future tragedies

Video series remembers lives lost, works to prevent future tragedies

Jenny: ‘Our lives have changed forever’ * Video series * Booze It and Lose It.org * NC Gov.’s Highway Safety Program RALEIGH — In the 20 years since “Booze It &… Read more »

RCC promotes Parsons to VP position

RCC promotes Parsons to VP position

By Leighton Bell Richmond Community College HAMLET — Richmond Community College math instructor and department chair Kevin Parsons has been promoted to vice president of instruction for the college. Parsons… Read more »

PeeDeePost.com seeks your help selecting top stories

PeeDeePost.com seeks your help selecting top stories

Discussion set for Dec. 22 Staff report The Pee Dee Post, still less than eight months old after being launched on April 28, seeks contributors to the conversation that will… Read more »

RCC student veterans club donates to homeless shelter

RCC student veterans club donates to homeless shelter

After studying the struggles between the “haves” and “have nots” of society, students in Dr. Angie Adams’ Intro to Sociology classes at Richmond Community College decided to assist the schools Student… Read more »

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