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Hometown hero Butler laid to rest

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video A hometown hero was laid to rest today in the Port City. This morning, hundreds of family, friends and supporters came out to pay their respects to Sgt. T.J. Butler. Though his death was a shock to those who knew him, it was clear today that Sgt. Butler's sacrifice not go unnoticed. Full story...
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Crowds turn out to support fallen soldier, family

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video People crowded Market Street outside First Baptist Church in Wilmington today during Sgt. T.J. Butler's funeral. Supporters from near and far lined the street to show respect for the fallen soldier and his family. His story hit close to home for many of them. Full story...
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NC soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried

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A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison of Browns Summit is scheduled to be buried Thursday at the Salisbury National Cemetery. Full story...
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Community reacts to controversial church protesting Wilmington soldier's funeral

A controversial church group known for protesting military funerals says it will come to the Cape Fear to protest the funeral of a Wilmington soldier killed last week in Afghanistan.

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Community reacts to controversial church protesting Wilmington soldier's funeral

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videoA controversial church group known for protesting military funerals says it will come to the Cape Fear to protest the funeral of a Wilmington soldier killed last week in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Fallen Wilmington soldier's family releases statement

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The wife of a soldier from Wilmington killed in Afghanistan earlier this week released a statement Friday. Full story...
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National Guard confirms details of Wilmington soldier's death

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The body of a Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan is back on American soil. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV’s body arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware last night. Fellow service members made what the military calls the dignified transfer in the rain. There is no word yet on when Butler’s body will return to Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan

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video A Wilmington man is among three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan yesterday. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler, known as T.J., was killed in action. His body will arrive back in the United States tonight. Full story...
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Fort Bragg general charged with adultery, other sex crimes

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US defense officials say an Army brigadier general has been charged with forcible sodomy, multiple counts of adultery and having inappropriate relationships with several female subordinates. Full story...
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82nd CAB helicopters arrive at Port of Wilmington after yearlong deployment

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Don't be surprised if you see a few dozen military helicopters over the Port City the next couple of weeks. They're on their way home from Afghanistan. Full story...
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