There are three great forces of our human existence - faith, hope and love. A life without faith has no meaning; a life without love isn’t worth living and a life without hope is a dark cave from which you cannot escape. Read more

Not all first responders handling the COVID 19 pandemic work in hospitals or as police or firefighters. There are others conducting heroic deeds under the radar as well. I enjoy saying “thank you” now more than ever to these people who are placing their health in danger every day to provide … Read more

We all have wounds sometimes, not only physical but also emotional and spiritual. Some may be small and relatively easy to get over. But other wounds can be big, serious, and deep. These wounds can become a part of us and impact our life. So what should we do when we are hurt by others? Shou… Read more

It is in these times of uncertainty that God often calls His people to wait for His deliverance. God is patient, and throughout much of the Christian’s life it is apparent, He is teaching us to be like Him. To be patient. Read more

The phrase “shelter in place” has become familiar to all of us. Obeying appropriate guidelines for this is a good thing. It gives us protection, but it also causes changes in our thinking, planning and behavior. Some have complained how it has radically complicated and changed their lives. N… Read more

We are living in interesting times. COVID-19 has impacted our lives in unexpected ways. Who knew how difficult it would be to find some personal hygiene items? Life’s challenges can feel overwhelming due to the uncertainty we face. Thankfully, military service members and their families have… Read more

Following a pause over spring break, free lunch provided by Onslow County Schools (OCS) for children ages 1-18 years will resume on Monday, April 20. Except as noted below, lunch and a breakfast item will be provided for pick-up at 10 schools and three satellite sites from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. … Read more

I have recently been having conversations about ethics with the Marines and Sailors of 1st battalion 2nd Marine Regiment. These conversations highlight the incredible reasons the Marines have for serving. Indeed, they are here for honorable purposes, but sometimes the challenges of this life… Read more

There is a universal truth with all parents regardless of where they may call home. Parents want what is best for their children. They want them to grow up to be good human beings who make a contribution to society in some way. The challenge remains that many parents know discipline will be … Read more

This April, National Child Abuse Prevention Month, Onslow County Partnership for Children and Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina are working to reinforce the role that each person plays in ensuring that children, families and entire communities thrive by participating in the month-long natio… Read more

The Defense Health Agency was recently informed by law enforcement about an attempt to scam a Medicare beneficiary into giving personal information in order to receive a coronavirus (COVID-19) test kit. In addition, law enforcement has uncovered counterfeit COVID-19 test kits at a California… Read more

The Marine Corps joins the nation in dedicating the month of April as Month of the Military Child. The theme for 2020, “Stand up for Kids,” emphasizes the power of a safe, caring adult in the life of every child. According to the Department of Defense, there are approximately 118,000 Marine … Read more

Being stuck at home for an indefinite amount of time isn’t anyone’s cup of tea, but it doesn’t have to be a total loss. While lounging on the couch in sweatpants and binge watching all the shows you haven’t had time to start is fun for a few days, the appeal wears off pretty quickly. Instead… Read more

Children wave goodbye as the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS North Carolina (SSN 777), departs Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam for a regularly-scheduled deployment, March 25. The submarine is 377-feet long, displaces 7,800 tons, is equipped to carry torpedoes and tomahawk missiles, a… Read more

The Department of Veterans Affairs is not pausing the MISSION Act during the COVID-19 outbreak. The department is ensuring the best medical interests of veterans are met by adhering to the law in a manner that takes into account whether referrals for community care are clinically appropriate… Read more

We all know yesterday, April 1, was April Fools Day. April Fools Day is that time of the year when pranks are pulled across the nation, and no one is safe. Read more