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Remembering The USS Raleigh At The Pearl Harbor Attack On December 7th, 1941

Remembering The USS Raleigh At The Pearl Harbor Attack On December 7th, 1941

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Have you ever heard of the USS Raleigh and its role in the Pearl Harbor attack? It may have been the first struck by a torpedo, helped save the crew of the USS Utah, and went on to fight in the Pacific, but many,…

Senator Hagan Says Study Proves Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Caused Birth Defects

Senator Hagan Says Study Proves Contaminated Water At Camp Lejeune Caused Birth Defects

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) said a new study released by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) shows that water contamination has indeed been identified at Camp Lejeune, the Marine Corps base in North Carolina, and that is has been affecting the health…

US Military Has Many Ways to Strike Syria in Potential Operation

US Military Has Many Ways to Strike Syria in Potential Operation

By Michael Lipin, VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – U.S. military planners have a range of air, naval and ground assets that could be used against Syria in response to a suspected chemical attack that Washington blames on the government of President Bashar al-Assad. U.S. Secretary of State…

Raleigh Green Beret Soldier Honored At Boston Red Sox Game

Raleigh Green Beret Soldier Honored At Boston Red Sox Game

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A soldier from Raleigh got a standing ovation at a Major League Baseball game yesterday afternoon and was honored in front of thousands for his military service. During the fourth inning in Saturday’s afternoon game, Sergeant First Class James Farrell stood along the front…

Confederate Civil War Ironclad Ship Moved Indoors To New Museum

Confederate Civil War Ironclad Ship Moved Indoors To New Museum

By NCDCR, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram KINSTON – The remnants of the Confederate Navy’s ironclad river gunboat, the CSS Neuse, will finally be moved indoors and will get its own museum. “After years of exposure to hurricanes, heat, and pests, the CSS Neuse has a new home and is…

Beloved Raleigh Doctor With Generations Of Patients Over 60 Years Passes Away

Beloved Raleigh Doctor With Generations Of Patients Over 60 Years Passes Away

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A beloved Raleigh medical doctor who was a leader in his field and a gentle healer of generations of thousands of patients passed away earlier this month. Dr. Frank Poole served as a pediatrician for 60 years, worked in Japan after the atomic bomb…

Soldiers In 440th Army Band Work Hard To Bring Music To The Community

Soldiers In 440th Army Band Work Hard To Bring Music To The Community

By Captain Rick Scoggins, Special To The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Music, like a picture, can also inspire us and move us to action as well. The North Carolina National Guard’s 440th Army Band has that task. Their mission…

After 300 Dangerous IED Missions In Afghanistan, NC Troops Welcomed Home

After 300 Dangerous IED Missions In Afghanistan, NC Troops Welcomed Home

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Several hundred family members, friends, the media, and representatives of elected officials attended a special welcome home ceremony for National Guard troops who just returned from Afghanistan. The soldiers from the National Guard’s 151st Mobility Augmentation Company, headquartered in Laurinburg, North Carolina, were officially…

OPINION: The Battle At Gettysburg, 1963, The New South, And Airborne Training

OPINION: The Battle At Gettysburg, 1963, The New South, And Airborne Training

By D.G. Martin, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Next week Americans will be remembering the 150th anniversary of a defining moment in our country’s history, the Civil War battle at Gettysburg. The horrible losses there made the battlefield like a holy temple, a destination point for pilgrims. Fifty years ago,…

NC Department Posts Civil War Roster Of 115,000 Soldiers Online

NC Department Posts Civil War Roster Of 115,000 Soldiers Online

By NCDCR, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Historical Publications Section of the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources has made available online a cumulative master index of the first 18 volumes of “North Carolina Troops, 1861-1865: A Roster.” “This index of approximately 115,000 names of North Carolinians who…

OPINION: Are There Any Good Options For The U.S. In Syria?

OPINION: Are There Any Good Options For The U.S. In Syria?

By Dr. Robert Moore, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In the summer of 2012, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CIA Chief David Petraeus and other officials urged President Obama to arm members of a disparate group of rebels who were fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Obama declined to…

US Government Leaks Brief That Outlines Case For Killing Americans

US Government Leaks Brief That Outlines Case For Killing Americans

By VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A leaked confidential memo from the U.S. Justice Department says it is legal for the government to kill U.S. citizens abroad if it believes they are senior al-Qaida leaders actively engaged in planning operations to kill Americans. The 16-page memo provides…

Raleigh Event Raises Money For New Housing For Homeless Veterans

Raleigh Event Raises Money For New Housing For Homeless Veterans

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH - Governor Patrick McCrory, was sworn-in Saturday as governor, ended his first day on the job with veterans at “A Salute to North Carolina Veterans” at the Hilton hotel in North Raleigh. The fundraiser was the first of its kind for the Veterans Leadership Council of…

NC WWII Veteran Receives Medal From France 68 Years After War

NC WWII Veteran Receives Medal From France 68 Years After War

By The Raleigh Telegram HIGH POINT – According to Congressman Howard Coble’s office, a North Carolina World War II veteran has finally received a medal from France some 68 years after the war ended. Coble’s office said that Joseph Kaper was presented with France’s Legion of Honor Medal on December…

Israel’s Iron Dome Passes First Major Test Against Gaza Rockets

Israel’s Iron Dome Passes First Major Test Against Gaza Rockets

By Michael Lipin, VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram MIDDLE EAST – Israel’s Iron Dome missile shield appears to be passing its first major test, stopping hundreds of Gaza rockets from hitting Israeli communities in recent days. But that test also has revealed several weaknesses in the year-old U.S.-backed system.…

US Coast Guard Helicopter From NC Saves Four People On Sailboat

US Coast Guard Helicopter From NC Saves Four People On Sailboat

By The Raleigh Telegram ELIZABETH CITY, NC – The United States Coast Guard said that last week on Wednesday, November 14th, Coast Guard personnel from North Carolina rescued four people who were in trouble on a sailboat, after the ship lost control evidently after a rudder malfunctioned. The four people…

US Postal Stamp Price Increasing By One Cent In January

US Postal Stamp Price Increasing By One Cent In January

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – To help offset costs, the United States Postal Service is increasing its stamp prices starting on January 27th, 2013.  The postal service does not receive any funds from the federal government and relies solely on revenues from stamps and other services to help cover…

U.S. Army Horses Escort Military Heroes On Final Journey At Arlington

U.S. Army Horses Escort Military Heroes On Final Journey At Arlington

By Julie Taboh, VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — A matched team of horses pulls retired Army Col. Robert Gambino’s flag-draped casket on a caisson at Arlington National Cemetery. For his funeral, the decorated soldier receives full military honors; a gun salute and an escort platoon accompanied…

US General Gives Mixed Assessment of Afghanistan War

US General Gives Mixed Assessment of Afghanistan War

By Michael Bowman, VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram WASHINGTON DC  – A U.S. general nominated to oversee the drawdown of American troops in Afghanistan by 2014 says a central goal of the 11-year war has yet to be achieved. Marine General Joseph Dunford says terrorists and their Taliban allies…

Defense Secretary Panetta Orders Military Ethics Review, Says He Will Not Step Down Immediately

Defense Secretary Panetta Orders Military Ethics Review, Says He Will Not Step Down Immediately

By Luis Ramirez, VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram THAILAND – U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the recent spate of scandals involving top U.S. generals is not a systemic problem in the upper echelons of the military. However, he has ordered a review of the military’s ethics training. Investigations…

New Civil War Exhibit With Focus On NC Soldiers, Weapons Opens At NC Museum

New Civil War Exhibit With Focus On NC Soldiers, Weapons Opens At NC Museum

By NCMH, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in North Carolina, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is presenting a three-part exhibit series titled North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865. The series explores the four-year conflict that…

Kris Kristofferson Will Be Special Guest At USO Event Honoring Soldiers In Raleigh

Kris Kristofferson Will Be Special Guest At USO Event Honoring Soldiers In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Singer and actor Kris Kristofferson will headline the annual “Salute to Freedom” Gala in Raleigh which is being held in honor of America’s troops on October 27th at 6:30pm at the Raleigh Performing Arts and Convention Center.  Kristofferson was a an Army Ranger and…

Libya Says Attacks Were Not Related To Film But Were Planned By Al-Quaida

Libya Says Attacks Were Not Related To Film But Were Planned By Al-Quaida

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Although it is not being widely reported in American media, the Libyan government is publicly stating that the attacks on the United States consulate office that left four Americans dead, including US Ambassador Chris Stevens, were definitively not related to an anti-Islam video produced in…

Spies: CIA Reveals Secrets Of Deep Sea Submarine Mission In Raleigh

Spies: CIA Reveals Secrets Of Deep Sea Submarine Mission In Raleigh

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Although many people may know about the intriguing story of the CIA and the Glomar Explorer, a ship owned by Howard Hughes that was used to partially recover a sunken Soviet submarine from the bottom of the ocean in the 1970′s. However, another secret…

VIDEO: Interview With CIA About Secret Sub Spy Mission In 1972

VIDEO: Interview With CIA About Secret Sub Spy Mission In 1972

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The CIA engaged in a top secret submarine mission in 1972 to retrieve a spy satellite film package from 16,400 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean. In this interview at the Raleigh Spy Conference at the North Carolina Museum of History, we…

Spies: Ex-CIA Agent In Raleigh Says Castro Knew About JFK Assassination Ahead Of Time

Spies: Ex-CIA Agent In Raleigh Says Castro Knew About JFK Assassination Ahead Of Time

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A noted former Central Intelligence Agency officer, author, and scholar who is intimately knowledgeable about Cuba and Fidel Castro, says he believes there is evidence that Castro’s government knew about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963 ahead of time. Brian Latell,…

Spy Conference: INTERPOL Agent Defines Modern Terrorism, Says It Is Changing

Spy Conference: INTERPOL Agent Defines Modern Terrorism, Says It Is Changing

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – At the Raleigh Spy Conference, director for INTERPOL’s Puerto Rico operations Albert Grajales talked about the modern terrorist, including famous villains such as Carlos the Jackal and how terrorism has changed over the years to become a global phenomenon. Since the unique event was…

Spy Conference: Photos From Raleigh’s Spy Convention At NC Museum

Spy Conference: Photos From Raleigh’s Spy Convention At NC Museum

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Since the unique event was launched in 2003 by Bernie Reeves of Raleigh, the Raleigh Spy Conference has assembled current and past members of the intelligence community including speakers from the CIA, KGB, FBI, NSA, Naval Intelligence, INTERPOL, and other agencies from around the…

CIA, Secret Agents, And Spies Coming To Raleigh Spy Convention This Month

CIA, Secret Agents, And Spies Coming To Raleigh Spy Convention This Month

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Spooks, spies, secret agents, experts in espionage, intelligence officers, Cold War historians, and others engaged in the field of spycraft will be coming to Raleigh later this month for the annual Raleigh Spy Convention. Organized by magazine editor Bernie Reeves, the event has drawn…

Fiery Revolutionary Battle To Be Re-Enacted In NC

Fiery Revolutionary Battle To Be Re-Enacted In NC

By NCDCR, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram SANFORD – See one of America’s most authentic Revolutionary War re-enactments on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 4-5, at the House in the Horseshoe State Historic Site.  The event was chosen as one of America’s Top 20 events for August in the southeastern U.S. by the Southeast…

Remembering America’s Forgotten War 200 Years Later

Remembering America’s Forgotten War 200 Years Later

By Ted Landphair, VOA, Reprinted By The Raleigh Telegram WASHINGTON DC – We call the Korean War of 1950-53 “The Forgotten War,” because most Americans were busy buying homes and cars and refrigerators and trying to forget World War II, which had ended a few years earlier. But much longer…

Air Force C-130 Instructor Comments On Deadly Plane Crash That Killed NC Airmen

Air Force C-130 Instructor Comments On Deadly Plane Crash That Killed NC Airmen

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – A former Air Force C-130 instructor pilot and program manager talked with The Raleigh Telegram about the deadly C-130 plane crash that recently killed four North Carolina Air National Guardsmen on Sunday, July 1st while fighting a wildfire in South Dakota. The former pilot is…

NC General Confirmed By US Senate As Deputy Commander of US Special Operations Command

NC General Confirmed By US Senate As Deputy Commander of US Special Operations Command

By The Raleigh Telegram FAYETTEVILLE – Lt. General John F. Mulholland, Jr. of Fort Bragg’s U.S. Army Special Operations Command has been confirmed by the United States Senate to be promoted to become Deputy Commander of the U.S. Special Operations Command located at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida.…

North Carolina Montford Point Marines Honored With Congressional Gold Medals

North Carolina Montford Point Marines Honored With Congressional Gold Medals

By The Raleigh Telegram WASHINGTON DC – African American Marines who trained near Jacksonville, North Carolina at Montford Point were honored by members of Congress and presented with the Congressional Gold Medal just before the nation’s Independence Day to thank them for their groundbreaking service to their country.  According to…

OPINION: Nuclear Terrorism And Lessons Learned From The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

OPINION: Nuclear Terrorism And Lessons Learned From The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis

By Dr. Robert Moore, The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – In a cruel irony of our 24-hour “news” sound-bite era, America’s polarized citizenry have become one of our gravest domestic threats. Contending factions claim their own “set of facts” about a range of subjects, from the deficit to healthcare reform to…

Fallen Army Soldier, Fellow Soldiers Honored In Raleigh At Legislature

Fallen Army Soldier, Fellow Soldiers Honored In Raleigh At Legislature

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – Last week, the North Carolina General Assembly hosted a special “welcome home” ceremony for soldiers from the 805th Military Police Company, who have been deployed overseas three times since 2001. The event took place at 12:30pm, Tuesday, June 12th inside the North Carolina Legislative…

Topsail Island Was Home To 200 Launches During United States’ Secret Missile, Ramjet Program

Topsail Island Was Home To 200 Launches During United States’ Secret Missile, Ramjet Program

By Zack Hill, The Raleigh Telegram TOPSAIL ISLAND, NC – The military presence in North Carolina is no secret to any of the state’s residents, but there are some significant armed forces events that have flown under the radar of the average North Carolinian’s historical awareness. One of those is…

Fort Bragg Army Soldier Charged With Stealing $68,000 In Guns

Fort Bragg Army Soldier Charged With Stealing $68,000 In Guns

By The Raleigh Telegram FAYETTEVILLE - According to the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department, detectives arrested and charged a Fort Bragg US Army soldier with breaking in to a local gun store and allegedly stealing $68,000 worth of guns early this morning, Monday May 7th. Arrested in the case was William David…

NC Legislature To Honor Fallen Soldier, Comrades From Triangle Army Unit

NC Legislature To Honor Fallen Soldier, Comrades From Triangle Army Unit

By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The North Carolina General Assembly will host a special “welcome home” ceremony for soldiers from the 805th Military Police Company, who have been deployed overseas three times since 2001.  In addition, the General Assembly will hold a vote to honor Specialist Daniel L. Elliot,…

Two Civil War Soldiers Reburied In Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood Cemetery

Two Civil War Soldiers Reburied In Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood Cemetery

By Karen Tam, The Raleigh Public Record, Reprinted With Permission By The Raleigh Telegram RALEIGH – The Holleman brothers died 150 years ago, within a month of each other. Both were Confederate soldiers and were buried in West Raleigh. Because the West Raleigh area is slated for development, on Saturday,…

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