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Army mom surprises son with unexpected homecoming

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video Many men and women sacrifice the comforts of home here in the States to protect our freedom overseas, and their families sacrifice precious time with their loved one. One local family is now reunited after a surprise homecoming. Full story...
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Senator Goolsby challenges you to Step Up For Soldiers

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"The Step Up For Soldiers / Packages From Home" project we're co-sponsoring with The Big Talker FM wraps up Friday morning. Chad Adams will be live at the National Guard Armory on Carolina Beach Road from 6 am to 10 am. You can drop by there to make a donation or drop off items for our troops. The first $1,000 dollars donated will also be matched by incoming State Senator Tom Goolsby. Full story...
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Packages from Home donations collected

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The holidays are over, but people some will still be receiving some gifts. It was pick-up day here at WWAY. Full story...
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Step up for Soldiers looks for community support

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During the holidays they are thousands of miles from home fighting for our country. That's why Step up for Soldiers sends care packages to our troops overseas. And they need your help to do it. Full story...
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An exclusive sneak peek at this weekend's Cape Fear Italian Festival

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videoLast year Mother Nature tried her best to rain out the first ever Cape Fear Italian Festival. Still thousands visited Leland's tribute to delicious food and great culture. This year, the festival is back and even bigger and better. Full story...
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Football tailgate party benefits more than football fans

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The event was organized locally by Hell's Kitchen. People got to check out a game on the big screens under the big tent. Step Up for Soldiers was also accepting donations. Full story...
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Deadline for packages to reach troops quickly approaching

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videoThe deadline to send holiday packages to our troops in time for Christmas is fast approaching. WWAY's Joe Mauceri takes a look at some of the do's and don'ts to keep in mind when sending care packages to our men and women fighting abroad. Full story...
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Ed Kramer and three other fallen soldiers remembered in walk

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videoMore than 200 people gathered at the Wilmington Fire Department headquarters Sunday night to honor the lives of four fallen North Carolina soldiers; one of them, from right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Soldiers in Afghanistan get some welcomed packages from home

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Christmas may be over, but a package from home is always a welcome sight for troops serving overseas. Full story...
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Step Up for Soldiers finishes another Packages from Home project

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Volunteers fill boxes with cookies and treats, as a surprise for those stationed overseas. It was the fourth installment of Packages from Home. Full story...
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Fort Fisher Combat Fun Run

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videoThe Fort Fisher Air Force Base served as the backdrop for a combat fun run on Sunday. The event was a fundraiser for the local non-profit "Step Up For Soldiers" and proceeds will benefit the fallen soldiers memorial in Wilmington which will be dedicated next month. Full story...
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