DAV celebrates opening of office in Havelock

DAV opening

A.D. Brady, commander of David Williams Havelock chapter No. 26 of the Disabled American Veterans, cuts the ribbon to officially open the chapter’s new office at the Westbrooke Shopping Center on May 29 in Havelock. The Havelock Chamber of Commerce held the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the DAV, which is designed to help veterans of eastern Craven County and Carteret County with a variety of issues.

Ken Buday/Havelock News
Published: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at 05:37 PM.

When Ancil Jones would set up a meeting with a veteran about a claim, he often found himself at an area restaurant.

“My favorite place was Cups-N-Cones,” said Jones, the adjutant for the Havelock chapter of the Disabled American Veterans.

But now, thanks to the support of area residents and businesses, the chapter has opened an office in the Westbrooke Shopping Center in Havelock.

“I walked up on this thing, and I just wanted to start crying,” Jones said. “I just felt so good. It’s nice.”

The DAV celebrated the opening of the office with a ribbon-cutting put on by the Havelock Chamber of Commerce last week.

Jones said the office is a huge step up in terms of the services the DAV provides.

“With this office, we have some privacy,” he said. “We have computer access, and everything is right here.”

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