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Veterans

NC community college rate break for vets proposed

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Full story...
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Welcome home Vietnam Vets decades after their service

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videoThe Vietnam Veterans were doing a job their country asked them to do, yet many of them never had a proper "Welcome home." Now, a local ceremony will honor them how many argue they should have been honored. Full story...
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Texas based non-profit looks to help local veterans

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videoA Texas based non-profit agency aimed at preventing homelessness among veterans expanded to North Carolina this year. Family Endeavors opened offices in Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Jacksonville. Combined, the three offices work with more than 40 counties across the state. Full story...
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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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