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Camp Lejeune

Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune security level lowered

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Camp Lejeune officials say base security has returned almost to normal after nearly two months of being at an enhanced status because of the death of Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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Federal agency begins survey about Lejeune water

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A federal agency is beginning a survey of diseases that may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, where officials believe as many as 1 million people might have been exposed to toxins. Full story...
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Lejeune water issue going back to Congress

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Congress is once again considering a bill to provide federal health care for veterans and family members who say they've suffered because of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Lejeune Marines, families happy with news of bin Laden's death

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videoNews of Osama bin Laden's death swept the country, but no where was the news received like Camp Lejeune. People there have a real stake in this war. Full story...
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Fund to support NC military tornado victims established

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After the rash of tornadoes that struck the eastern half of North Carolina on Saturday, Operation Homefront of North Carolina has established an emergency disaster relief fund specifically for military families affected by the storms. Full story...
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Army, Marines move to help those hit by storms

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The Army is opening a tornado assistance center at Fort Bragg to help service members recover from the weekend's vicious weather. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune recovering from weekend storms

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Camp Lejeune is recovering from a weekend storm that seriously hurt one toddler and is keeping some children out of classes. Full story...
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Saturday evening tornado injures base residents, damages homes at Camp Lejeune

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An unknown number of base residents sustained injuries and nearly 30 homes were damaged following a series of tornadoes that touched down in the vicinity of the Tarawa Terrace II housing area Saturday evening. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune schools worker sues over water

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A former employee of Camp Lejeune schools has sued the federal government, saying that contaminated water at the Marine base caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer. Full story...
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First Lady launches "Joining Forces" tour at Camp Lejeune

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videoFirst Lady Michelle Obama is on a two-day tour to promote a new White House initiative called "Joining Forces." Her first stop was in southeastern North Carolina at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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White House spouses salute NC military families

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First lady Michelle Obama and the wife of Vice President Joe Biden are at Camp Lejeune today promoting a new initiative help military families. Ramon is with the First Lady today and will have more on her visit coming up on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 5 & 6. Full story...
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9,500 acres burned as 150 fight blaze

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A county emergency official said the wildfire near Camp Lejeune has grown to 9.500 acres. He said the good news is that blaze was partially contained, about 35 percent. Nearly 150 firefighters are assisting. Full story...
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UPDATE: Lejeune fire forces three schools, stretch of US 17 to close

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A fire at Camp Lejeune has force the Onslow County School District to close two schools. Dixon High School and Dixon Middle School closed at 11 a.m. because of problems with smoke. The district later decided to close Dixon Elementary School at 2 p.m. Also, a statement from Camp Lejeune says US 17 is closed between High Hill Road to the north and NC 172 to the south. Full story...
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Marine with 22nd MEU to receive Bronze Star

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A Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is receiving the Bronze Star for his actions while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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