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2012-03-12 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the eastern United States' largest and most comprehensive Marine military equipment expositions of the year, Marine South 2012, will be presented at Camp Lejeune, NC, during April 11 - 12. Marine South is produced for the men and women whose primary roles in U.S. national security are expeditionary warfare and the conduct of amphibious training and operations around the world. The 2012 edition of Marine South will feature displays of the...

2010-04-12 10:06:00

RIDGEWOOD, N.J., April 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Green Bridge Industries, Inc. (Pink Sheets: GRBG) is pleased to announce that the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Organic Product Solutions (OPS), has received more purchase orders for its Natures Solution(TM) industrial cleaning products from Camp Lejeune, through its partnership with a leading industrial product supplier. Camp Lejeune Marines Corps Base is home to an active duty, dependent, retiree and civilian employee population of...

2010-03-03 06:45:00

WASHINGTON, March 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Marine South 2010, one of the eastern United States' largest and most comprehensive military equipment expositions of the year, will be held at Camp Lejeune, NC, during April 21 - 22. Marine South is produced for warfighters who employ combat equipment and systems in expeditionary warfare and training operations around the world. It showcases the latest in equipment and technology, and provides "previews" of what is being developed. Camp Lejeune has been...

2009-06-15 11:15:52

Evidence exists that people who lived or worked at Camp Lejeune Marine Base in North Carolina between the 1950s and 1985 were exposed to the industrial solvents tricholorethylene (TCE) or perchloroethylene (PCE) in their water supply, but strong scientific evidence is not available to determine whether health problems among those exposed are due to the contaminants, says a new report from the National Research Council.  The report adds that further research will unlikely provide...

2008-07-31 12:00:38

By Molly Dewitt, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 31--State Secretary of Commerce Jim Fain sees positives in what Onslow County is doing to enhance economic development as well as it can do to further the cause. "The best thing that I can do when I'm in a community is to make sure my ears are open," said Fain, the keynote speaker Wednesday at a Jacksonville-Onslow Economic Development forum held at Jacksonville City Hall. Fain's No. 1 recommendation for the county was to invest...

2008-07-01 09:00:35

By Suzanne Ulbrich, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jul. 1--Discarded oyster shells can help revitalize and clean coastal estuaries -- but they have to be recycled first. So the Division of Marine Fisheries is recognizing those who have helped the state get those shells back into the water. North Carolina's Division of Marine Fisheries in Morehead City will be holding a plaque presentation at Hammocks Beach State Park at 10 a.m. today to present plaques to the volunteers and...

2008-06-21 12:00:19

By Amanda Hickey, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 21--Onslow County Schools is not offering countywide summer school programs. However, students who need the extra classes still have options, school officials say. "In the last three years, we have offered a 45-hour recovery for high school students who met strict standards to apply," said Earl Taylor, director of public information for Onslow County Schools. "In the past, students were required to pay tuition for this...

2008-06-20 18:00:31

By Amanda Hickey, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--Stateside Elementary School will be able to house an additional 200 students when it opens in 2009, according to school officials. "Rapid residential growth made it clear to the school system that we should expand Stateside Elementary School to an 800-student capacity. That would make it mirror Meadow View Elementary School exactly," Jeff Hudson, assistant superintendent of auxiliary services, said. Onslow County Schools had...

2008-06-20 18:00:31

By Amanda Hickey, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--Onslow County Schools now holds the keys to Meadow View Elementary School -- the second such named school that the county has seen. A local family showed Jeff Hudson, assistant superintendent of auxiliary services for Onslow County Schools, a picture of the original. "(It) was a wooden country school house, a small country wooden school house in that community just up the street from the new Meadow View Elementary School....

2008-06-20 18:00:15

By Suzanne Ulbrich, The Daily News, Jacksonville, N.C. Jun. 20--The drought conditions are back. The most recent Southeast Drought Monitor this week indicates Onslow and Carteret counties are under moderate drought conditions -- but the area is better off than most in the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported Thursday that 97 percent of the state is in some form of drought, up from 65 percent last week. Conditions are worse in the southwestern part of the state, where seven...