Methodist University offers military free tuition

  • Posted: Friday, March 15, 2013 12:39 a.m.
    UPDATED: Friday, March 15, 2013 12:42 a.m.

Methodist University offers military free tuition

FAYETTEVILLE (AP) — Methodist University in Fayetteville is offering free tuition to active-duty military personnel.

The Fayetteville Observer reported the school made the offer because of the military’s suspension of tuition assistance for soldiers, partly because of federal budget cuts.

Forty of 85 students enrolled from Fort Bragg for courses that started Monday would have lost the federal grants. The school expected up to 100 students would be unable to register because of the budget cuts.

Active-duty military can apply for free tuition for two classes beginning this month and four more that start in May. The university said it will increase class size to accommodate all active-duty students who want to register.

The free tuition period ends July 15.

Northampton deputy fired after conviction

JACKSON (AP) — A Northampton County sheriff’s deputy has been fired after being convicted of assault with a deadly weapon.

The Daily Herald of Roanoke Rapids reported that Sheriff Wardie Vincent said Lt. Cory Jackson was let go Monday.

The 41-year-old Jackson was convicted by Judge W. Turner Stephenson III of assault with a deadly weapon last week. The conviction stems from a Jan. 15, 2012, shooting where Jackson fired his gun while investigating a suspicious person call.

Vincent testified that Jackson’s firing of warning shots violated the sheriff’s office policy and did not comply with the teaching of the North Carolina Justice Academy.

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