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An American story

An American story

Afghan interpreter just one of the guys at VFW gathering Post 4203 thanks soldiers with dinner  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — According to the eligibility membership guidelines for the… Read more »

Joyner appointed to national veteran post

Joyner appointed to national veteran post

Jeff Joyner of American Legion Post 147, Rockingham, was recently appointed Alternate National Executive Committeeman from North Carollina to the National American Legion. As such he will attend national conventions representing North Carolina… Read more »

Ask the Goat: Trail Toes

Ask the Goat: Trail Toes

Military officer creates anti-friction product out of mission necessity Vincent Antunez is the owner of Trail Toes LLC, a company he started while deployed to Afghanistan in June 2013. The company… Read more »

Vets raising bees on old surface mines

Vets raising bees on old surface mines

By Dan Heyman Public News Service CHARLESTON, W.Va. — With a little help from the state, a few veterans have some old surface mines abuzz with a new kind of… Read more »

AmVets Christmas tree sale starts Sunday

AmVets Christmas tree sale starts Sunday

Staff report Military veterans will staff a Christmas tree sales stand at the site of the former Whitley’s Discount Auto Sales lot on Highway 74 Business in Rockingham. Located at… Read more »

Video: Hudson key to Army soldier, dog reuniting

Video: Hudson key to Army soldier, dog reuniting

Staff report * Watch Rep. Hudson on Fox News U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8) joined Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren on “On the Record” earlier tonight to discuss his role in… Read more »

East Rockingham Men’s Club donates to Toys for Tots

East Rockingham Men’s Club donates to Toys for Tots

Staff report The East Rockingham Men’s Club presents Benny Leviner, coordinator for The Marine Corps Reserve Toys For Tots a $500 check from the East Rockingham Men’s Club to help… Read more »

Liberty Tax Services to offer free Affordable Care Act assistance

Liberty Tax Services to offer free Affordable Care Act assistance

File exemption requests now to prevent potential tax refund delays Liberty Tax Service wants to remind local residents that it’s not too late to file for an exemption to the… Read more »

Kearns speaks of ‘faith of a soldier’

Kearns speaks of ‘faith of a soldier’

  By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery DOBBINS HEIGHTS — It seemed chilly, not yet 60 degrees in the sun and with the chairs situated in the shade on… Read more »

Burns: Uncle Carroll, from boot camp to battlefield

Burns: Uncle Carroll, from boot camp to battlefield

Carroll Hosbrook, a farm boy from Blue Ash, Ohio, found himself near Compiegne, France, on Nov. 11, 1918, the very place and day the Armistice was signed that ended the First… Read more »

‘Peace usually doesn’t last for long’

‘Peace usually doesn’t last for long’

AMVETS  hosts annual Veterans Day service By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery ROCKINGHAM — The federal holiday now known as Veterans Day goes back to 1918 with the signing… Read more »

‘We have a bond that defies description’

‘We have a bond that defies description’

Upcoming events: * Saturday, Nov. 8 at 11 a.m. — Veterans Day ceremony at Richmond County Veterans Memorial Park * Tuesday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. – Town of Dobbins… Read more »

Letter: Help is available to prevent veteran death by suicide

Letter: Help is available to prevent veteran death by suicide

To the editor: Our veterans and their families have done so much for us. Let’s honor them this Veterans Day by learning how we can help prevent another veteran death… Read more »

Musical tribute to veterans set for Nov. 6

Musical tribute to veterans set for Nov. 6

For the ninth year, the Cheraw (S.C.) Arts Commission and On Stage Theatre Group will honor veterans with a musical tribute featuring local singers and musicians. This year’s Musical Tribute… Read more »

DAR members honor one of their own

DAR members honor one of their own

Hannah Covington McGree grave marked with DAR insignia By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com ROCKINGHAM — Members of four area chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution gathered Monday afternoon in… Read more »

Dutch town seeks to keep Hamlet veteran’s memory alive

Dutch town seeks to keep Hamlet veteran’s memory alive

By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com Army Air Corps Second Lt. Coy Mitchell Freeman was shot down near the Dutch village of Oosterwolde, The Netherlands, on Dec. 16, 1943. Nearly 4,200 miles… Read more »

‘Either I shoot guns or I draw’

‘Either I shoot guns or I draw’

Charcoal drawing helps Marine veteran cope with ghosts of war By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * In his words: Brandon on video * Charcoal Inspirations Facebook page MARSTON — With a… Read more »

Combat Warriors descend upon Ellerbe

Combat Warriors descend upon Ellerbe

Event is one of many therapeutic outdoor rec opportunities for combat vets By Kevin Spradlin PeeDeePost.com * Photo gallery – Nearly 500 pics! ELLERBE — It was a deep sea fishing… Read more »

American Legion: VA joins with Walgreens to offer veterans vaccinations

American Legion: VA joins with Walgreens to offer veterans vaccinations

TRICARE Beneficiaries Will No Longer Receive Mailed Paper Letters for Benefit Updates From the American Legion Legislative Division update through Oct. 10 On October 9,1888, the Washington Monument was opened… Read more »

American Legion: Update on military pay, veterans’ disability benefits

American Legion: Update on military pay, veterans’ disability benefits

From the American Legion Legislative Division update through Sept. 12 On September 9, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution formerly declaring the name of the new nation to be the… Read more »

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