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Here we are in the first month of a brand-new year. Who knows what 2020 will bring? I don’t know, but there’s no doubt in my mind that along with new adventures or events, many old things will remain the same. Our personalities won’t change just because we replace last year’s calendar with a…

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Headquartered in Carteret County, the nonprofit N.C. Coastal Federation has released a snapshot of its 2019 impact on coastal water quality and habitat protection and restoration. The federation engaged partners to reduce polluted runoff by millions of gallons, install thousands of feet of l…

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In hundreds of verses in the Christian Bible in both the Old and New Testaments like those quoted below, believers are enjoined to not walk alone, to focus outward to the needs of the world not inward to our own, to love our enemies. It seems as if these hard things – and they are hard – are…

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In 1979 at just before midnight on Christmas Eve aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2), I remember somewhat forlornly looking up at the stars in an astonishingly dark and clear night in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea hoping to glimpse sight of the Christmas Star. As a pilot assigned to the Ra…

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As the election in 2020 draws nearer, more attempts have been made to solidify political aid and increase political support from Trump’s various support groups, including over $20 billion in aid to his rural areas. An increase in aid to farmers would not be unlike various packages that have …

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It has been more than four years since “Pedro,” MCAS Cherry Point’s last remaining Search and Rescue CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, was flown “off into the sunset,” ending a distinguished and highly visible career of USMC support to the local community. A discussion I recently had with my Have…

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