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Coast Guard

August 13, 2017

Cutter offloads

3 tons of cocaine

MIAMI — The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Escanaba offloaded approximately 3.1 tons of cocaine Monday in Port Everglades worth an estimated $85 million in wholesale value seized in international waters off the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

The offload comes…

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August 13, 2017

The Coast Guard Spouses' Club of Elizabeth City recently presented a $1,000 scholarship to Camden County High School graduate Elizabeth Dupree to further her academic career.

Dupree was Battalion Commander for the U.S. Coast Guard Junior Leadership Program at CCHS and received the Scholastic…

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August 13, 2017

Members of the military are celebrated for their courage and sacrifice, but often overlooked are their spouses and children who leave behind friends, family and even jobs whenever they receive orders to report to a new command.

Lauri Jopp, ombudsman for the Aviation Logistics Center Elizabeth City,…

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August 05, 2017

A chance to hear good country music, sample good food and to fellowship with other Coasties drew more than 3,000 people to Friday’s annual Coast Guard Day at Base Elizabeth City.

Turnout for the celebration — the Coast Guard turned 227 years young on Friday — was unofficially…

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July 30, 2017

The first person to ever oversee the medical clinic at Base Elizabeth City was recently memorialized with the naming of both a tree and new bench in his honor.

On July 14, Coast Guard personnel, friends and family gathered outside the Stephen C. Pugh Memorial Clinic to pay tribute to Senior…

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July 30, 2017

Volunteering is an aspect of Coast Guard culture that benefits local nonprofits and area citizens in need of assistance.

Coast Guard personnel based in Elizabeth City help out in the warehouse at Food Bank of the Albemarle, deliver meals to older adults through the Meals on Wheels program and raise…

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July 30, 2017

For the past several years, local Coasties have found a small, unassuming eatery on Weeksville Road, known as the Pineapple Cafe, and turned it into a lunch hot spot.

"We get a lot of Coast Guard people in here, especially during the lunch rush," said Joyce Lazzara, a runner whose job description…

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July 30, 2017

This summer, our family had the opportunity to see military academy life through the eyes of a teenager.

This year our daughter attended summer programs at both the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. Both of our children are certainly familiar with military family life – my…

July 29, 2017

The U.S. Coast Guard might delay runway improvements that will affect Coast Guard operations and could temporarily shut down the Elizabeth City Regional Airport.

Last month, Airport Manager Gordon Rowell reported the Coast Guard was planning to replace the lighting for Base Elizabeth City's only…

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July 28, 2017

Just two weeks after arriving in Elizabeth City from Corpus Christi, Texas, it’s fair to say Matthew and Shelly Olsovsky don’t know a lot about their new home.

That’s why on Thursday, Matthew, a petty officer 1st class in the Coast Guard, Shelly, and their two kids, ages 8 and 5,…

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