Military Spouses

Business & Economy
7:37 am
Fri March 21, 2014

"Recruit Military" Job Fair A Hit In Raleigh

Matthew Morrow of Merck talks with veterans at "Recruit Military" job fair.
Credit Leoneda Inge

Hundreds of military veterans from across the Triangle region and beyond packed a special job fair Thursday in Raleigh. 

This job fair at Carter-Finley Stadium was for veterans like Jimmy Hicks of Cameron, near Ft. Bragg.

“Usually I get at least one or two calls back when I attend a job fair," said Hicks.  “Hey, if you get one, I think that’s a good thing."

Hicks retired from the Army in 2000.  He's looking for a career in telecommunications.  His job with Verizon was outsourced some years ago.

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The State of Things
12:07 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Linked To Birth Defects

Contaminated water at the Camp Lejeune military base has been linked to adverse health effects.
Credit Sanjay Parekh, via Flickr

 

Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Linked To Birth Defects

A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that babies born to mothers who drank contaminated tap water at Camp Lejeune while pregnant had elevated risks of childhood cancers and serious birth defects.  

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Military
9:58 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Triangle Non-Profit Donates 3,000 Filled Shoeboxes To Military Spouses

The Triangle-based non-profit Support Military Spouses is honoring the “other halves” of active duty soldiers with shoe boxes of appreciation  in honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day. Three thousand shoe boxes will be filled with donated items that include watches, stationery, bibles, jewelry and lotion. Organization co-founder Diane Rumley says for this campaign, they've also included a guide to "Worry Free Living" that has tips on saving money and finding jobs.

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