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Veterans

Students Celebrate Memorial Day Early in Shallotte

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Students at Shallotte Middle School celebrated Memorial Day Friday. Full story...
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Student veteran wins tools for his trade

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One Cape Fear Community College student got a jump start on his career thanks to a new grant for student veterans who are preparing for jobs in the auto repair industry. Full story...
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Hagan says VA claims backlog 'unacceptable'

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video Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has been helping push for changes in the VA. Among her efforts, she has joined 66 of her Senate colleagues in asking President Obama to end a backlog of hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims. Full story...
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VA officially opens long-awaited superclinic in Wilmington

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video Today was the grand opening for the long-awaited VA regional superclinic. The 80,000 square foot facility will allow veterans to receive a new array of services, including day surgery, mental health, cardiology and MRIs. Full story...
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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog

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videoTomorrow's ribbon cutting for Wilmington's VA Super Clinic is bringing out some big names. The facility, which opened this spring at Wilmington International Airport, will provide veterans services including day surgery, mental health, cardiology, women's health and MRIs. Full story...
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CFCC launches to program to help veterans

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videoCape Fear Community College will soon offer a program for veterans. The Veterans Summer Institute is a free, one-week program designed to assist veterans in enrolling in, adjusting to and succeeding in college. Full story...
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VA superclinic opens in Wilmington

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A new veterans clinic next to Wilmington International Airport opened its doors to a few veterans today. Full story...
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6 from Carolinas get French Legion of Honor

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Six World War II veterans from the Carolinas have been honored with France's highest military award, the Legion of Honor. Full story...
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BBQ Cook-off deadline approaching

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video Find out how to enter the Step Up For Soldiers Backyard BBQ. Full story...
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Headstones get a holiday make-over

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video What were once bare headstones had a holiday make-over this weekend at the Wilmington National Cemetery. Veterans and supporters attended a "Wreaths Across America Ceremony" where they showed respect for fallen and forgotten soldiers. Though everyone was pleased with the turnout, one veteran wishes the military had as much support. Full story...
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Nursing home for NC veterans opens with Perdue

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video A nursing home for North Carolina military veterans mostly built with money from the federal economic stimulus program is opening in Kinston. Full story...
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Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at USS North Carolina

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video December 7, 1941, is a day that will live in infamy. Seventy-one years later, survivors of Pearl Harbor came together one more time to honor their fallen friends. Full story...
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3 North Carolina victims in Texas train crash

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video Officials say three North Carolina men are among the victims of a horrific accident in Texas involving veterans taking part in a parade to honor war heroes. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina sending cards to veterans

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video The Battleship North Carolina is asking for help to make the holidays brighter for our veterans by sending them Christmas Cards. Full story...
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Veterans honored at annual ceremony

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video Wilmington National Cemetery was full of people supporting our troops, both past and present. Full story...
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