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Camp Lejeune

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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Lejeune commander places two dozen businesses off limits

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The Base Commander at Camp Lejeune has placed businesses known to sell psychotropic drugs temporarily off limits. Full story...
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Burr brings back bill on tainted Lejeune water

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North Carolina's US senators are backing legislation to care for people whose health problems may be linked to tainted water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Two Lejeune Marines honored with bronze stars

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Two North Carolina-based Marines are being honored for their actions in Afghanistan. Full story...
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NC Marine division gets new commander

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A career infantryman who's served at every level of the Marine Corps is taking over as commander of a North Carolina-based Marine division. Full story...
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26th MEU from Lejeune heading to Afghanistan to support Operation Enduring Freedom

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More than 1,000 MEU Marines and sailors are expected to move into Helmand province by the end of January to provide greater security and support the infrastructure development needed in the region. Full story...
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Mixed reaction near Lejeune on repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

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video The signing of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell had a few folks in Jacksonville stirred up. The repeal is a controversial topic among all branches of the military, but the Marine Corps has been especially resistant to the change. Full story...
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Defense bill includes two major NC provisions

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A defense spending bill on President Barack Obama's desk includes two provisions relating to longstanding controversies in North Carolina. Full story...
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Christmas came early for troops at Camp Lejeune

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video Marines and their families lined up for miles at Camp Lejeune early Wednesday morning, all looking for one thing... Christmas trees. Full story...
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Troops to get donated Christmas trees

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Military personnel and their families are getting early holiday gifts courtesy of North Carolina's Christmas tree growers. Full story...
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Former NC Marine pleads guilty to killing wife

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Marine avoids death penalty to admitting killing soldier wife. Full story...
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