Army recruiting steady in NC despite national shortfall

Amid reports that the Army is struggling to meet recruiting targets nationally this year, the outgoing commander of the battalion responsible for recruiting in most of North Carolina said it has maintained relatively consistent enlistment.

’Twas the week before the Republican debate

Eugene Robinson: Can Mike Huckabee come up with an even more offensive Holocaust analogy for the Iran nuclear deal? Can Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky remind voters that, you know, he’s still in the race? Will Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas help Mr. Trump with his jacket and ask if he’d like a glass of water? Will Kasich make himself the flavor of the month? Will New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie punch somebody?

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Lee Howell, owner of Scotland Motors and chairman of the Laurinburg Scotland County Chamber of Commerce, interviewed in his office at Scotland Motors on Friday, July 24, 2015 in Laurinburg, N.C.