A little girl got a very big surprise today at Pine Valley Elementary School.
For the last seven months Navy logistics specialist Adam Samuel Peterson has been in Afghanistan. It's been seven long months without his wife and their daughter Aleeya.
It was a night of celebration on Wilmington's riverfront. The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to its homeport after a 43-day patrol on the Atlantic Ocean.
While at sea, the Cutter Diligence embarked 65 migrants after they tried to illegally reach the U.S. and support a long-range medevac of a sick mariner.
After nearly a month alone at sea, Greg Frucci returned home to Wilmington Thursday night. Although he is happy to be reunited with family and friends, he says he's already ready to go back out on the water.