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Camp Lejeune

House to vote on care for those sickened by water

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A North Carolina congressman is speaking in support of a bill that provides medical care for Camp Lejeune Marines and their relatives who could have been sickened by drinking water contaminated with toxins linked to cancers and organ damage. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune-based Marine killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a Marine based at Camp Lejeune has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Lejeune Visitor Center will remain on normal operating schedule

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Hours after announcing that they were cutting back the hours of their Visitor Center to cut costs and increase efficiency, Camp Lejeune announced that they will continue to run the Visitor Center 24/7. Full story...
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Cyclist killed in crash at Camp Lejeune

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A Navy corpsman has died after being hit by a car while riding a bike at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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VA fines Navy doc for bringing brain home

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A Navy doctor who let his children handle the brain of a service member and his wife photograph the organ has been fined and faces disciplinary action. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune Marine receives Silver Star for valor

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A Camp Lejeune Marine who received the Silver Star for his actions during a patrol that was supposed to photograph an Afghan town says he's accepting the award on behalf of the troops that don't come home. Full story...
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Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear

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video There's plenty of fun to be had across the Cape Fear in honor of the 236th birthday of our country's independence on the 4th of July. Full story...
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Wilmington men among first black Marines honored with Congressional Gold Medal

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video A handful of retired Marines from Wilmington will be honored in Washington, DC, tomorrow with the Congressional Gold Medal. The men being recognized by President Obama are the first ever African-American Marines. Full story...
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Marine lance corporal killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine lance corporal based at Camp Lejeune has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine charged with murder of 15-year-old girl

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The Onslow County Sheriff's Office says a Camp Lejeune Marine was in court today accused of killing a 15-year-old girl. Pernell Devon Jones, 24, is charged with first degree murder of the teen Saturday night. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune won't reopen highway to civilians

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The commander at Camp Lejeune has turned down a request to allow civilians to resume using a state highway that runs through part of the Marine base. Full story...
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Wood turners donate walking canes to wounded warriors

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A local group of wood turners is sharing their unique skill to reach out to wounded service men and women.The Wilmington Aea Woodturners Association is donating walking canes to injured service men and women at Fort Bragg. With two retired colonels in the group, they wanted to give back. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds case of murdered Lejeune Marine

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A North Carolina appeals court is upholding the first-degree murder conviction of a former Camp Lejeune Marine who killed his pregnant colleague, then burned and buried her body in his backyard. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine stabbed to death in DC; fellow Marine in custody

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A Marine is dead and another Marine is in custody after a stabbing incident in Washington, DC, early Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Philip Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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River search suspended for missing Lejeune Marine

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Crews have suspended their search for a Camp Lejeune Marine reported missing in the Cape Fear River. The Public Affair's Office at Camp Lejeune has confirmed he is Lance Cpl. John J. Pruitt of Fontana, CA. He is assigned to 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. Full story...
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