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Sept. 11

War veteran shares her unique story with UNCW students

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video Jennifer Crane is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. As a victim of post-traumatic stress disorder, Crane now travels the country trying to raise awareness about what many service members are going through in their post-war lives. Full story...
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Fire at firefighter's home ruled an accident

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Fire Marshal Raymond Griswold says the fire on Champlain Drive in New Hanover County is still under investigation. At this point, though, investigators believe it started in the attic, but they are not sure how. Full story...
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Family, piece of World Trade Center unharmed in fire that destroyed home

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video A man who risked his life as a New York firefighter at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, is now homeless. Flames engulfed his home in New Hanover County this morning, and investigators are still trying to figure out why. Full story...
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National 9/11 Flag makes way to Southport

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video The national 9/11 flag was severely damaged in the collapse of the North Tower of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Due to the efforts of Joan and Dick Stewart of St. James who lost their son on 9/11, the flag is making its only stop in North Carolina in Southport this holiday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: WFD, CFCC to get pieces of World Trade Center

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Sources tell WWAY Wilmington firefighters will pick up two pieces of the World Trade Center June 6 in New York. The pieces will arrive back here in Wilmington two days later, where they will be unveiled at Independence Mall. Full story...
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Local man turns song into 9/11 tribute

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Six years ago Tuesday a local man was planning to celebrate his birthday when he learned of the terror attacks. Full story...
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Americans mark sixth anniversary of 9/11

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Americans are marking the sixth anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks. In New York family members lay flowers where the twin towers fell. In Pennsylvania the 44 people on united airlines flight 93 were remembered. Meanwhile in Washington DC a new memorial is underway. Full story...
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Hundreds gather in Brunswick County for 9/11 motorcade

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Hundreds of people gathered in Brunswick County to show their appreciation to those who made the ultimate sacrifice six years ago today. A group called the Fire Department of New York-Carolina retirees association started a four-hour motorcade in 2002. Full story...
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Locals remember 9/11 attacks

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videoPeople around the country and here at home are remembering the sixth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. Outside Randall Library the college Republicans have placed 3,000 flags in remembrance. This was just one way people are showing support Tuesday. Full story...
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America remembers the victims of Nine-Eleven

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Thousands of people in New York are remembering victims in a park just south of what was once the World Trade Center. Authorities moved the ceremony off the original site this year because of construction work in the pit where four towers will eventually replace the World Trade Center. Full story...
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Moment of silence, flags at half-mast Tuesday

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President Bush has asked all Americans to observe a moment of silence at 8:46 Tuesday morning -- the time the first plane struck the World Trade Center six years ago. Full story...
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9/11 attacks changed world's economy

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The terror attacks on September 11, 2001 took a terrible human toll and sparked a war on terror. They also changed the world's economy -- reducing global growth, pummeling industries, and costing billions of dollars. Full story...
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Local flagmaker memorializes 9/11 attacks

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It's been six years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks but for some people it seems like yesterday. Gwen Loiacono had a dream the day after the terrorist attacks and within months turned that dream into a reality. She's now helping to comfort thousands of people. Full story...
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