RALEIGH (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense identified two service members killed in Iraq on Sunday as members of a Marine special forces unit based in North Carolina.
emerald isle — March is observed as Women’s History Month, and Carteret County is full of women who have made an impact on the community and the country.
MOREHEAD CITY — Retired U.S. Coast Guard veteran Max Stel of Newport is among 217 veterans or family members earning degrees at Carteret Community College.
CAMP LEJEUNE — Second Lady of the United States Karen Pence visited Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune Thursday to meet with military spouses and share information about her office’s initiatives to improve the quality of life for those spouses, including helping them find employment.
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CHERRY POINT — Four Marines were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Medal, the highest non-combat decoration for heroism, during a ceremony Tuesday morning aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point for their efforts to save a family caught in a rip current off Atlantic Beach in 2018.
MOREHEAD CITY — ALCOVA Mortgage LLC recently honored veteran Keith Bernauer as a 2020 Hometown Hero.
CHERRY POINT — North Carolina military installations will receive nearly $2.2 billion in federal funds thanks to appropriations in the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020.
CHERRY POINT — When issues arise with an F-35 Lightning II, a team of highly skilled aircraft maintenance professionals stands ready to rise to the challenge and get the jet back in the fight.
CHERRY POINT — The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce’s Military Affairs Committee delivered a sweet treat to service members at area military installations Monday during the 16th annual Cookies for the Troops distribution.
EMERALD ISLE/ATLANTIC BEACH — U.S. Coast Guard personnel from both ends of Bogue Banks were called to a stranded fishing vessel near Browns Inlet.
CHERRY POINT — Gov. Roy Cooper paid his first visit as governor to Fleet Readiness Center East aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to tour the depot’s facility and discuss workforce development Tuesday.
HONOLULU — USS Oklahoma Sailor Edwin B. McCabe, 27, of Newport, was buried Wednesday at the Punchbowl at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.
MOREHEAD CITY — County officials announced this week they have hired Brenda DuBose as the county’s new director of Veteran’s Services. She will start the position Tuesday, Sept. 3.
HAVELOCK — Among a large crowd of military and civic leaders, as well as local businesses and civilians, Col. Todd Ferry passed the helm of Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point to Col. Mikel Huber during a change of command ceremony Friday.
NEWPORT — With Saturday the 50th anniversary of man’s first steps on the moon, one town resident remembers playing a part in America’s space race.
CARTERET COUNTY — North Carolina officials have created a research program to examine the potential effects of a class of chemicals that may be present in ground and drinking water throughout the state, while an investigation into the presence of the chemicals here in the county is ongoing.
CARTERET COUNTY — After 24 years of serving the county’s veterans, Hank Gotard is retiring from his role of veterans services officer and director of the county office, effective Sunday.
PINE KNOLL SHORES — “We walk for those who marched for us.”
MOREHEAD CITY — Thursday marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Normandy, also known as D-Day, and the veterans of the Retired Old Men Eating Out group, better known as ROMEO, gathered Monday at No Name Pizza to remember the occasion.
CHERRY POINT — For the first time ever Friday afternoon, an officer in the U.S. Navy took command of Fleet Readiness Center East aboard Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point.
MOREHEAD CITY — As more than 100 residents gathered Monday at the Veterans Memorial in Bayview Cemetery to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving their nation, it was also a time to reflect on the silent killer of many veterans today — suicide.
MOREHEAD CITY — Many in the county gathered Saturday to show their respect to those who paid the ultimate price for our freedom.
HAVELOCK — About 250 people packed the Havelock Tourist and Event Center auditorium Friday morning for a dedication ceremony and unveiling of a new monument in tribute to the Grumman A-6 Intruder aircraft.
MOREHEAD CITY — As part of a nationwide move to cut back on the U.S. Army’s marine capabilities, the 824th Transportation Company based in Morehead City will inactivate effective mid-August.