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Submarine Commissioning

USS North Carolina commissioned

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videoShe is now officially the USS North Carolina. A crowd laden with veterans looked on as the flags that had flown that morning on the Battleship North Carolina were hoisted aboard the sub. Amidst extremely heavy security, the Secretary of the Navy was here to give the command that made it all official. Full story...
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NewsChannel 3 to broadcast sub commissioning live

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 will broadcast the commissioning ceremony for the USS North Carolina live from the Port of Wilmington. Steve Rondinaro will anchor our live coverage starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Full story...
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Wilmington: Sub Commissioning May 3

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The Port of Wilmington will host the commissioning of the Navy's fourth Virginia-class submarine, which will become the fifth warship to bear the name North Carolina once it is commissioned. Full story...
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Sub crew visits seniors

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It's a busy week for the crew members of the USS North Carolina submarine. They visited the New Hanover County Senior Center Wednesday. Full story...
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Sub, Battleship share historic radio call

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videoAn historic radio exchange took place Tuesday afternoon between the Battleship North Carolina and the new submarine USS North Carolina. Capt. Mark Davis and ham operator Bill Morine communicated with the Battleship from atop the submarine. Full story...
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USS NC makes history on envelope, not water

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The USS North Carolina made more history today -- not in the water, but on an envelope. Full story...
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USS NC Submarine docks at State Port

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videoAnother high profile visitor came up the Cape Fear River this afternoon. Wilmington is home to two North Carolinas tonight: the battleship and America's newest nuclear submarine. Full story...
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USS North Carolina submarine coming to Port City

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Boaters beware: there will be strict security near the state port today for the arrival of the USS North Carolina. Full story...
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Sub dubbed USS North Carolina

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Another Navy vessel is carrying a familiar name. A new nuclear submarine was christened USS North Carolina at a ceremony in Virginia Saturday. The $2.4 billion sub is the fourth in a new class of submarines designed for the post-Cold War era. It is also the fourth vessel to bear the name North Carolina, and the first since the Battleship North Carolina launched in 1940. Full story...
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