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Camp Lejeune recovering from weekend storms

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Camp Lejeune is recovering from a weekend storm that seriously hurt one toddler and is keeping some children out of classes. Full story...
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Saturday evening tornado injures base residents, damages homes at Camp Lejeune

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An unknown number of base residents sustained injuries and nearly 30 homes were damaged following a series of tornadoes that touched down in the vicinity of the Tarawa Terrace II housing area Saturday evening. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune schools worker sues over water

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A former employee of Camp Lejeune schools has sued the federal government, saying that contaminated water at the Marine base caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer. Full story...
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First Lady launches "Joining Forces" tour at Camp Lejeune

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videoFirst Lady Michelle Obama is on a two-day tour to promote a new White House initiative called "Joining Forces." Her first stop was in southeastern North Carolina at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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White House spouses salute NC military families

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First lady Michelle Obama and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden are at Camp Lejeune today promoting a new initiative help military families. Ramon is with the First Lady today and will have more on her visit coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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9,500 acres burned as 150 fight blaze

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A county emergency official said the wildfire near Camp Lejeune has grown to 9.500 acres. He said the good news is that blaze was partially contained, about 35 percent. Nearly 150 firefighters are assisting. Full story...
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UPDATE: Lejeune fire forces three schools, stretch of US 17 to close

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A fire at Camp Lejeune has force the Onslow County School District to close two schools. Dixon High School and Dixon Middle School closed at 11 a.m. because of problems with smoke. The district later decided to close Dixon Elementary School at 2 p.m. Also, a statement from Camp Lejeune says US 17 is closed between High Hill Road to the north and NC 172 to the south. Full story...
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Marine with 22nd MEU to receive Bronze Star

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A Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is receiving the Bronze Star for his actions while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Onslow County to unveil black history trail

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Onslow County is planning to tell the story of the area's black residents, from segregated beaches to the Marine Corps. Full story...
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Lejeune commander places two dozen businesses off limits

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The Base Commander at Camp Lejeune has placed businesses known to sell psychotropic drugs temporarily off limits. Full story...
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Burr brings back bill on tainted Lejeune water

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North Carolina's US senators are backing legislation to care for people whose health problems may be linked to tainted water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Two Lejeune Marines honored with bronze stars

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Two North Carolina-based Marines are being honored for their actions in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC Marine division gets new commander

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A career infantryman who's served at every level of the Marine Corps is taking over as commander of a North Carolina-based Marine division. Full story...
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26th MEU from Lejeune heading to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom

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More than 1,000 MEU Marines and sailors are expected to move into Helmand province by the end of January to provide greater security and support the infrastructure development needed in the region. Full story...
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Feds plan meeting on rash of pelican killings

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A federal agency is investigating the killings of dozens of pelicans along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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