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Veterans

Wreaths Across America falls far short of Wilmington goal

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videoTo honor fallen heroes during the holidays Wreaths Across America aims to put a wreath on all graves in the nation's veterans cemeteries. But here in Wilmington a majority of the graves will go undecorated. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland couple won't accept donations, sells possessions to pay medical bill

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video Times are tough for a lot of people, but a Navy veteran and his wife are trying to stay afloat, while keeping their pride and a positive perspective. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers in Wilmington

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video Organization is still thousands of wreaths short in their goal to memorialize 5,000 fallen soldiers in the Wilmington National Cemetery. Full story...
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Veteran uses WWII, Holocaust to teach kids about bullying

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video A 96-year-old Army veteran is taking a unique approach to teach kids about bullying. In Wilmington today, he used his stories of war and liberation to make the connection that bullying is nothing to keep quiet. Full story...
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Veterans Day events celebrate those who served

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videoToday our country celebrated the men and women who have served and sacrificed to protect our freedom. The New Hanover County Veterans Council organized a couple of ceremonies here in the Port City. Full story...
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At 95, WWII veteran focuses on dancing

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videoA local man is celebrating Veterans Day in an extraordinary way. This World War II sailor is putting the finishing touches on his own song and dance. Full story...
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Home Depot helps fix up facility for homeless vets

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videoStudies show that military veterans are twice as likely to become homeless than the average american. The Good Shepherd Center in Wilmington does its part to try to fight the problem, but it needs the community's help. Today it got that help in a big way. Full story...
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World War II Veterans enjoy SOS breakfast

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video Area World War II veterans came together to reminisce over one of their favorite wartime meals Wednesday morning. It’s a tradition that is becoming more important each year, as fewer veterans are about to go. Full story...
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EX-GOP congressional candidate Pantano gets NC vets job

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A former US Marine lieutenant who twice ran as a Republican for Congress will serve as the new director of the NC Division of Veterans Affairs. Full story...
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Funeral honors veterans unclaimed by family

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videoThere was a different kind of funeral service in Wilmington today, as a funeral home held a memorial for three veterans unclaimed by their families for various reasons. Full story...
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Hagan: Progress in VA backlog problem

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videoSen. Kay Hagan says there is progress in efforts to reduce a backlog in Veterans Affairs claims. Full story...
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Memorial Day events in the Cape Fear

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In honor of Memorial Day, several events are scheduled in the Cape Fear to celebrate and remember fallen servicemen. Full story...
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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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