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Step up for Soldiers

Thanks to all who donated to Packages from Home

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videoThank you to everyone who donated to this year's Step up for Soldiers Packages from Home drive. Full story...
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Explore with George: Packages From Home

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video You've stepped up for soldiers and sent in lots of items to be sent to our men and women overseas in packages from home. Before the boxes head out though, they have to be packed up. Full story...
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BBQ Cook-off deadline approaching

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video Find out how to enter the Step Up For Soldiers Backyard BBQ. Full story...
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Packages from Home

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Christmas is just around the corner and our troops overseas could really use some holiday cheer. WWAY has teamed up with the Big Talker FM to Step Up For Soldiers and collect simple items to ship to military women and men stationed overseas. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements set for Sgt. T.J. Butler; protest, show of support planned

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video A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, with Dr. Jim Everette officiating. Interment will follow in Wilmington National Cemetery with full military honors. 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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Get dirty to make a difference

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Time is running out to register for this weekend's Combat Mud Run to benefit injured service members. All money raised stays local. Full story...
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Mud run lives up to its name

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About 600 folks got down and dirty this weekend for the first ever Step Up for Soldiers Combat Mud Run. Full story...
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Combat Mud Run benefits Step up for Soldiers

Step up for Soldiers will host its first ever 5-K "Combat Mud Run" April 14.

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BBQ masters cook up meat with a mission

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Whether you like it smoky, sweet, saucy or savory, there's no denying barbecue is a southern favorite. Full story...
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Wounded Army captain inspires disabled service men and women to live life, stay fit

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As we continue to honor our veterans, we are reminded that freedom comes with a price. Army Captain Ivan Castro lost his sight in Iraq in 2006 because of an explosive. He’s served for more than 20 years and traveled all over world. Now, he works in recruiting at Fort Bragg and has not let his life-altering accident slow him down. Full story...
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Haircut coupon supports Step up for Soldiers projects

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If you need a trim and are feeling patriotic, a chain of barber shops wants to bring the two together. Twelve Great Clips locations in the Wwilmington area are helping the group Step up for Soldiers through discounted hair cuts. Full story...
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Packages from Home heading to military overseas

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videoSoon hundreds of brave men and women overseas will receive a little piece of home. It's all made possible by members of the community, who donated and volunteered their time to send Packages from Home. Full story...
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Donations soon to be Packages from Home

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Some of our nation's finest will be receiving some packages from home in the next few weeks. Full story...
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