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August 23, 2019

The front steps of the United Way Tar Region office off Sunset Avenue was the scene of the start of the organization’s annual community giving campaign, with the gathering culminating in a toss of grass seeds on the lawn.

As vehicle traffic whirred by on a warm Thursday morning, organization…


Taylor attends teacher institute

August 23, 2019

Renny Taylor, a teacher at Nash Central High School, recently completed an intense, week-long immersion in American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute.

The Teacher Institute was created to encourage history education and make it engaging for students. Now in its 30th year, the…


Local soldier buried with honors at Arlington

August 22, 2019

A local man who lost his life more than 68½ years ago fighting as an infantryman in the Korean War has been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery.

The service for U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones was conducted on Thursday morning at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, which is adjacent…


Local soldier to be laid to rest

August 22, 2019

A military funeral is set for 9 a.m. today at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia for a local man who lost his life more than 68½ years ago fighting as an infantryman in the Korean War.

The service for U.S. Army Pfc. William Hoover Jones will be at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel, which is…