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Sheriff: Alcohol a factor in Hampstead midshipman's accident

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videoThe Worcester County, MD, Sheriff's Office says alcohol was a factor in the skateboarding accident that claimed the life of a 20-year-old Naval Academy midshipman from Pender County. Full story...
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Marines and sailors help seniors celebrate Valentine's Day

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This Valentine's Day Marines and Sailors helped spread love to seniors at the Davis Community in Wilmington. Forty-five young men and women from the 2nd Marine Division COMREL/COMSERV visited with residents. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Edwin Anderson

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The name Edwin A. Anderson may sound familiar to you. Today, it's the name of Anderson Elementary in Wilmington, but it's also a name you'll find popping up frequently in US Naval history. Full story...
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Mother remembers fallen son on Memorial Day

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videoAs hundreds gathered Monday at Wilmington National Cemetery to pay their respects to our fallen servicemen and women, one woman dressed in all white stood out. Full story...
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Greensboro sailor killed in combat

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Military officials say a sailor from Greensboro has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Navy jet crashes into Virginia apartments, pilots eject

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A local official says it appears two Navy pilots dumped fuel from a fighter jet before it crashed into a Virginia apartment complex, and that likely prevented the resulting fire from being far worse. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 22nd MEU welcomed home to Camp Lejeune

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video After one of the longest deployments in recent Marine Corps history, Marines and sailors from the 22nd MEU came home to Camp Lejuene. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington

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video Fifty years ago Sunday, the Battleship North Carolina finished its long journey from New Jersey to Wilmington. It took great vision, lots of cash and some careful navigation to get "The Showboat" into the slip where she lives now. We celebrate the Battleship's history as a protector of democracy during World War II and then as one of the state's greatest tourist attractions in the WWAY NewsChannel 3 special Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington. Full story...
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American Legion duped by fake Marine at NC tourney

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There are red faces among the smiles after a record-breaking North Carolina baseball tournament discovered a speaker wasn't the decorated combat veteran he claimed to be. Full story...
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US holds photos of slain bin Laden, weighs release

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Osama bin Laden was unarmed when he was confronted by US commandos at his Pakistani hideout, the White House said Tuesday as new details emerged about the audacious raid that killed the world's most wanted terrorist. The White House said it was considering whether to release photos of bin Laden after he was killed but that the photos were "gruesome" and could be inflammatory. Full story...
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Gravely's mast breaks off

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The upper part of the mast on the destroyer Gravely broke off Sunday while the warship was underway off the northern Florida coast, the US Navy has confirmed. Full story...
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Navy Secretary visits Battleship, dodges question of Gravely commissioning funding

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Ray Mabus said he's excited about the commissioning of the USS Gravely next month right here in Wilmington. But when asked why the navy is not footing the bill for its own party, he did not have much of an answer. Full story...
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Navy completes Gravely sale

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Northrop Grumman has completed the sale and delivery of the guided missile destroyer Gravely to the Navy. The Gravely will be commissioned Nov. 20 in Wilmington. Full story...
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Secretary of Navy coming to Wilmington

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Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus has accepted his invitation to come to Wilmington to celebrate the 235th birthday of the US Navy aboard the USS North Carolina battleship on October 12. Full story...
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Navy to pay for Lejeune water study

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After months of fighting, the US Navy says it will fund a study of past drinking water contamination at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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