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Onslow County News

4 killed in Afghanistan crash had NC ties

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Four of the military personnel killed when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan had ties to North Carolina. Full story...
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NC Marines use booms, vacuums to clean fuel spill

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Officials at North Carolina's Marine Corps Air Station New River are using oil-absorbing booms and vacuum trucks to suck up fuel from a pipeline leak. Full story...
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5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is guest speaker at BB&T Football Jamboree luncheon

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videoThe 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off at Legion Stadium in Wilmington Friday. All 10 head coaches got together Tuesday for a media luncheon. WWAY’s 5th quarter co-host Trot Nixon was the keynote speaker. Full story...
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Jacksonville SEAL killed in Afghan crash recalled as daring

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Family and friends are remembering a Navy SEAL killed in a weekend helicopter attack in Afghanistan as physically slight but ever ready to take on a challenge. Full story...
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Burn ban lifted in eastern NC

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The state has lifted a burn ban for much of eastern North Carolina, including the WWAY viewing area. Full story...
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US forecasters see busy rest of hurricane season

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US government forecasters say the rest of the Atlantic hurricane season is likely to be busy, with an above-average number of storms. Full story...
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Shirts on, iPods off when jogging at Lejeune

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Military and civilian personnel at Camp Lejeune are being reminded that they should jog with their shirts on and without iPods while jogging on the base. Full story...
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Onslow County couple charged with fireworks fire

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The fire started Sunday night when a couple was using fireworks in their back yard in the Half Moon area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Shark bites girl at North Topsail Beach

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video A family from Pennsylvania was excited to be visiting North Carolina for the first time, but their trip to North Topsail Beach did not end on a good note. The Cartwrights 10-year-old old daughter was bitten by something in the knee-deep water that led to her being airlifted to an area hospital. You'll hear EXCLUSIVELY from them later on NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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Jacksonville man pleads guilty to killing mom

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A Jacksonville man has pleaded guilty to killing his mother and nearly killing his father with a butcher knife more than three years ago. Full story...
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Former Camp Lejeune Marine pleads guilty in death

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A former Camp Lejeune Marine has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the strangulation death of a woman he met on a social networking site. Full story...
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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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Wounded Marine gets free house in Jacksonville

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A retired Marine sergeant wounded in Iraq will get a new five-bedroom log home. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow County declares State of Emergency because of fire

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A wildfire burning mainly in Pender County has led Onslow County to declare a State of Emergency. County Commission Vice Chair Paul Buchanan signed the order this afternoon. Full story...
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Smoke from NC wildfire cancels Marine exercise

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Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina has caused New River Air Station to cancel a training exercise. Full story...
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