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2 Onslow Co. children dead in southwest Alabama crash

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Two children from North Carolina died in a five-vehicle crash in southwest Alabama. State troopers said 7-year-old Naziya Gillis and 9-year-old Nadir Gillis of Camp LeJune were killed when the Dodge Challenger in which they were riding was struck by a tractor-trailer truck. Full story...
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Texas based non-profit looks to help local veterans

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videoA Texas based non-profit agency aimed at preventing homelessness among veterans expanded to North Carolina this year. Family Endeavors opened offices in Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Jacksonville. Combined, the three offices work with more than 40 counties across the state. Full story...
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UPDATE: Second Marine claims to be victim in sex extortion case

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videoAccording to warrants from the Jacksonville Police Department, the investigation began when the Marine told officers Wednesday that he had met a person he thought was a female on the social networking site, MeetMe.com. The Marine said he agreed to meet this person at a home on King Street in Jacksonville. Full story...
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Onslow County teacher/coach quits after sex crime charge

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videoAn Onslow County teacher and coach has quit his job after being charged with a sex crime involving a child. John Tobias Sweeney, 36, of Jacksonville is charged with solicitation of a child by a computer or other electronic device to commit an unlawful sex act. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach home destroyed by fire

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videoAshes and burnt wood litter the ground around a pricey oceanfront North Topsail Beach home that burned down over the weekend. Firefighters say the nine-bedroom, nearly 5,000 square foot home is a total loss. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man says E-Cig caused temporary blindness

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videoA Sneads Ferry man says an attempt to quit smoking may cost him his eyesight. Full story...
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CDC: Water at Lejeune linked to birth defects

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video A long-awaited study by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirms a link between tainted tap water at a US Marine Corps base in North Carolina and increased risk of serious birth defects and childhood cancers. Full story...
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Wilmington women arrested for theft in Jacksonville

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videoA pair of Wilmington women spent at least part of Thanksgiving in jail after Jacksonville Police say they stole more than $6,000 worth of merchandise this week. Full story...
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Hundreds attend funeral of Lejeune Marine killed in Duplin Co. plane crash

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videoHe died in a plane crash while on his way to a fellow Marine's funeral. On Tuesday, it was his own funeral that drew hundreds of mourners. Full story...
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USMC adopts male caps for all Marines

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The Commandant of the Marine Corps has approved the Marine Corps Uniform Board's recommendation to adopt the male dress and service cap as the universal dress and service cap for all Marines Full story...
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Buyer: No current plans to develop Hofmann Forest

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The proposed buyer of a massive research forest owned by North Carolina State University is distancing itself from a leaked prospectus suggesting it would clear cut much of the woodland for a golf course, homes and farms. Full story...
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Military wife collects gloves for deployed Marines

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videoThe winter months are cold months in Afghanistan. When the desert sun goes down, temperatures dive too. But one military spouse is doing her part to help those serving a deployment. Full story...
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Warrants reveal new details in N. Topsail Beach fatal double stabbing

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video More than three months after two men were found stabbed to death on North Topsail Beach, newly released warrants and affidavits are shedding light on what investigators think happened. Full story...
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Sneads Ferry man charged with arson

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Deputies have charged a Sneads Ferry man with arson and other charges. Full story...
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NC State sells Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville for $150 million

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Trustees of NC State University's Endowment Fund have agreed to sell the 79,000-acre Hofmann Forest near Jacksonville to an Illinois-based agribusiness company for $150 million. Full story...
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