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US Army general facing sex charges back in court

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Prosecutors have agreed to drop an alcohol-related charge against a US Army general accused of sexual misconduct. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mother of fallen soldier remembers son on Christmas

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videoChristmas is a time to celebrate and count your blessings, but this holiday season has been especially tough for the Butler family. Army Sgt. T.J. Butler was killed in action in October by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. Now, his family is trying to figure out how to celebrate Christmas while remembering their own angel. Full story...
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Fallen soldier returns home to Wilmington

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video Fallen soldier Sgt. Thomas J. Butler has returned home for the last time. His body arrived at Wilmington International Airport around 9:30 a.m. Full story...
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Funeral arrangements set for Sgt. T.J. Butler; protest, show of support planned

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video A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church, 411 Market Street, Wilmington, with Dr. Jim Everette officiating. Interment will follow in Wilmington National Cemetery with full military honors. Full story...
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Army helicopters make stop in Port City before flight home to Ft. Bragg

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video If you hear military helicopters flying over town this week, don't be alarmed. They’re on their way home. An Army Combat Aviation Brigade arrived at the Port of Wilmington and will be flying back to Fort Bragg throughout the week. Full story...
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Carolina Beach in time crunch to move storage materials off Army-owned land

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video After several decades of using property leased from the federal government, the Town of Carolina Beach must finally comply with its lease. What was only supposed to be used for a water treatment facility, over time the town has used it for storage not approved by the Army. Where to put everything is now the issue. Full story...
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Body of soldier killed in Afghanistan back in NC

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The body of an soldier killed in Afghanistan earlier this month has been returned to Gaston County. Full story...
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NC Army base celebrates role of women in defense

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Fort Bragg is honoring the legacy of military women with a speech by an Army pioneer. Full story...
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Army special ops changes generals at Fort Bragg

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The Fort Bragg command that oversees thousands of soldiers in the Army's Special Forces, Rangers and psychological operations is changing the general at the top. Full story...
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Sunny Point commander responds to questions about physical tests

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As we told you yesterday, some workers at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point in Brunswick County are worried about their jobs. The disabled veterans, who serve as security guards, say they'll be let go because they won't be able to pass newly enforced physical agility tests. Today, Sunny Point commander Col. Joseph Calisto responded to our report Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Injured Wilmington soldier competes in Warrior Games

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video An explosion in Iraq paralyzed a soldier, but it was not enough to wound the Wilmington native's spirit. Lt. Col. Danny Dudek is competing right now in the Warrior Games in Colorado. Full story...
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Fort-Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Wounded Army captain inspires disabled service men and women to live life, stay fit

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As we continue to honor our veterans, we are reminded that freedom comes with a price. Army Captain Ivan Castro lost his sight in Iraq in 2006 because of an explosive. He’s served for more than 20 years and traveled all over world. Now, he works in recruiting at Fort Bragg and has not let his life-altering accident slow him down. Full story...
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Hearing on 'Fatal Vision' case evidence postponed

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A hearing for the former Army surgeon convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters at Fort Bragg more than 40 years ago has been postponed until next year. Full story...
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Wilmington soldier injured in Iraq honored with Purple Heart

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video It's an honor bestowed on very few. US Army Sgt. Jason Thigpen received the Purple Heart during a special ceremony Wednesday for his service in Iraq. Full story...
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