Craven County Register of Deeds initiates new program for veterans

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NEW BERN, Craven County - The Craven County Register of Deeds office will be initiating a new program in Craven County to thank Craven County's military veterans for their service to our country.

Starting on November 8, the Thank-A-Vet program will partner the Craven County Register of Deeds office with area businesses to provide discounts to veterans who have recorded their DD-214 Discharge Papers on file at the Register of Deeds office.

The Register of Deeds office has many responsibilities for recording official documents and one of these is to record and preserve a veteran's DD-214 Discharge Papers, officials said in a press release.

"These documents are important for veterans to be able to access in order to receive benefits, both now and in the future. If the documents are on record with the Register of Deeds office, then they can always be located when needed and a free certified copy can be issued to the veteran," stated Sherri B. Richard, Craven County Register of Deeds.

Craven County's Thank-A-Vet program will serve to encourage veterans to use this free document recording service to record their DD-214s by offering a discount program in partner with local area businesses, officials said.

Once the documents are recorded, the veteran will be issued a special photo ID from the Register of Deeds office indicating they are participating in this program. Veterans can then take the ID to the participating businesses for a discount or incentive.

The Thank-A-Vet program officially kicks-off on November 8, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the office of the Craven County Register of Deeds at 226 Pollock St., New Bern. Veterans can go to Craven County Register of Deeds office on and after that date to record their DD-214 and join the Thank-A-Vet program.

Craven County's Thank-A-Vet program is always looking to expand to offer new discounts and incentives for veterans participating in the program, officials said.

Area business owners who would like to be a partner in this worthwhile endeavor to encourage our veterans to preserve and protect their important discharge documents and to thank our veterans for their service, are asked to contact the Craven County Register of Deeds office at (252) 636-6617 or email at

All businesses participating in the Thank-A-Vet program will be listed on the Craven County Register of Deeds Thank-A-Vet program website.

For more information, visit the Craven County Register of Deeds page on Craven County's website.

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