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A South Korean Army soldier walks on Unification Bridge in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, Saturday, April 6, 2013. More South Koreans on Saturday began to leave North Korea and the factory park where they work, four days after Pyongyang closed the border to people and goods. (AP Photo/AhnnYoung-joon)
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A South Korean Army soldier walks on Unification Bridge in Paju, South Korea, near the border village of Panmunjom, Saturday, April 6, 2013. More South Koreans on Saturday began to leave North Korea and the factory park where they work, four days after Pyongyang closed the border to people and goods. (AP Photo/AhnnYoung-joon)

Local Koreans follow situation

“The way North Korea has been acting recently is kind of part of our life in Korea.”


Young-hun Kim, ECU professor

By Jane Dail

The Daily Reflector

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Korean residents in Pitt County are watching closely as tensions in the world’s last divided country have risen in the wake of belligerent acts and threatening rhetoric from North Korea’s president.

With reports of two missiles deployed on North Korea’s east coast and President Kim Jung Un’s threats targeted at the United States, the U.S. military and South Korea have begun making defensive preparations.


But for many Koreans, these shows of aggression have become a part of life that often can be shrugged off, though not ignored.

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*north korea wants money and

*north korea wants money and food and they are trying to extort it from america or anyone that will give in to them. the trouble is we just don't know what this seemingly young, spoiled child king will do.

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