Archive for the ‘Military’ Category

StoryCorps Visits North Carolina

Monday, April 10th, 2006

StoryCorps is in North Carolina — it\’s the oral history project that\’s out collecting stories around the country. It gives friends and family members the chance to interview each other about their lives. The mobile booth is in downtown Durham this week — but the first stop in North Carolina was at Fort Bragg in Fayetteville. That\’s where Theresa Johnson brought in her husband Terrell. Theresa is a disabled veteran.

President Bush Visits Charlotte

Friday, April 7th, 2006

President Bush visited Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte to hold a town meeting and answer questions from an invitation-only audience. Lorne Matalon prepared this report.

Iraq War Protest

Friday, March 17th, 2006

Protesters marking the third anniversary of the start of hostilities in Iraq will be in Fayetteville tomorrow, the home of Fort Bragg. Both those for and against the US presence in Iraq are taking note of the change in the way the Bush Administration is describing the operation. Lorne Matalon reports from Fayetteville.

Losing a Son to War

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006

Until recently, families who lost loved ones in war were left to tough it out on their own. But a new service offered by Vet Centers around the country focuses on the people left behind. Rose Hoban prepared this report about the parents of one soldier, Bradley Beard who are getting bereavement counseling at the Vet Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Cleaning Up Camp Butner

Tuesday, February 21st, 2006

Contractors have just finished cleaning up the site of a former flamethrower range in Butner, North Carolina. The project is one small part of a larger cleanup needed to dispose of leftover munitions and debris from a World War II training facility. The training camp was shut down almost 60 years ago. But increasing development in and around Granville County has turned up unexploded shells and other hazardous material. With Federal dollars hard to come by, the entire cleanup will probably take years to complete. Rrusty Jacobs reports.