We live in a dark and slippery world. At this time of year, when the sun is low, and daylight is short, simple walks or running may become major adventures. Our paths are often poorly lit, and our way is often covered with ice or frost. Travelers venture-out onto wet or icy highways, where s… Read more

In 1866, Cathay Williams enlisted in the Army using the name William Cathay. She told her recruiting officer that she was a 22-year-old cook. An Army surgeon examined her and determined the recruit was fit for duty. Williams made her mark in history by becoming the first documented African-A… Read more

American author and life coach, Tony Robbins reminds us that throughout human history, our greatest leaders and thinkers have used the power of words to transform our emotions, to enlist us in their causes and to shape the course of destiny. Words cannot only create emotions, they create act… Read more

The USO of North Carolina, in partnership with Lowe’s Home Improvement, held a ceremonial ribbon cutting at the USO of N.C. Center in Jacksonville to unveil its newly renovated media room, renamed as the Staff Sgt. Benjamin S. Hines Media Room in remembrance a Marine who was killed in action… Read more

Few of Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune’s residents are native to the area, which is true for almost any military town. MCB Camp Lejeune and Onslow County are currently home despite where you are from. There is a rich history at MCB Camp Lejeune and every road tells a story. Read more

This graphic focuses on U.S. Marine Corps Private Howard P. Perry in honor of African American History Month at Marine Corps Installations East-Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune and Marine Corps Air Station New River, which is federally observed during February of each year. Breaking a traditio… Read more

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs annual Point-in-Time Count, 37,085 veterans experienced homelessness in January of 2019. In order to combat the tragedy of veterans being homeless, or at risk of homelessness, the Eastern Carolina Human Services Agency NCServes Coastal coordinat… Read more

Have you ever made the biggest mistake of your life? Now, we’ve all made mistakes before. But, think about the biggest mistake ever; perhaps one that you may have buried deep within your heart. Read more

One of our nation’s greatest service songs is “Anchors Aweigh.” In the song, those serving aboard the ship are commanded to pull the anchor up, secure it and set sail for distant shores. Families serving in the Marine Corps and Navy are often asked to set sail together, far away from where t… Read more

With the excitement of becoming a first-time parent, often comes nerves and uncertainty. Late night feedings, crying, baths and irregular sleeping patterns are some of the new aspects of parenthood that take some adjustment. Through the New Parent Support Program (NPSP), active duty service … Read more

Dr. Dal Tomlinson, a history teacher at Dixon High School, was recognized as the overall North Carolina Veterans of Foreign War 5th District Teacher of the Year. Tomlinson joined three other Dixon area colleagues in being recognized by the VFW. Read more

Do you dislike waiting on things? I do. I absolutely can’t stand waiting on things. Waiting to get in the Wilson Boulevard Gate on any given weekday. Waiting for a batch of cookies to finish baking. Waiting in sheer futility for my beloved Phoenix Suns to get their act together and actually … Read more