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Disabled veteran allegedly robbed by in-home caretaker

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video A disabled veteran is out more than a quarter-million dollars after investigators say his in-home caretaker stole his bank account information. Detectives say she's not the only one involved in the scheme. Full story...
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Volunteers build new roof for American Legion post in Carolina Beach

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video The American Legion in Carolina Beach is getting help with a new roof on its building, and it's all for free. Home Depot found a way to give back to the American Legion Post 129, by donating a number of supplies and a team of volunteers to help fix their leaking roof. Full story...
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WWII vet gets back lost service medals

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A 90-year-old veteran finally has back his service medals earned in World War II. Rep. Mike McIntyre worked with the national personnel records center and to replace the lost medals for Leroy Pierson of Bladen County. 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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Disabled veterans worried about jobs at Sunny Point

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video A group of disabled veterans is worried about keeping their jobs at Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point. The vets serve as guards at the munitions depot, but newly enforced regulations mean they will soon have to take a physical test. Full story...
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Lost service members honored on Battleship

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video It was a day of remembrance for those we have loved and lost in our armed services. Full story...
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The bell tolls for Wilmington service people not coming home

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video The true meaning of Memorial Day was felt at the Wilmington National Cemetery Monday morning, where veterans gathered with local citizens to pay their respects to the growing number of service people who will not be coming home. Full story...
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Ceremony honors sacrifice of Merchant Marines in WWII

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A wreath and flowers were tossed into the Cape Fear River today in remembrance of the Merchant Marines who served during World War II. Full story...
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Third-grader's walk-a-thon raised $600 for injured Marines

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A third grader and his friends gave more than $600 to help wounded veterans today. Jake Sullivan organized a walk-a-thon for the Semper Fi Fund, which helps injured and ill Marines. The nine-year-old and three of his friends walked a track around the playground to raise the money. Full story...
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Vietnam vet to get back dog tag lost during war

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A Vietnam vet will soon hold the dog tag he lost while serving in Vietnam. A group of bikers is making sure the tag gets back to Bill Ritenour. He lost it while serving in Vietnam in the 1960s. Full story...
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Lawmakers question VA's plans to hire more staff

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Federal lawmakers are casting doubts on the adequacy of the Department of Veterans Affairs' plans to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care. Full story...
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Combat Mud Run benefits Step up for Soldiers

Step up for Soldiers will host its first ever 5-K "Combat Mud Run" April 14.

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ONLY ON 3: 41 years later, Vietnam vet reunites with war buddy feared dead

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video A Brunswick County veteran had a very special reunion recently with who he long thought was a fallen comrade. Jim Milstead was a riverboat officer in Vietnam. Last month he met up with a friend he thought died more than 40 years ago. Full story...
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Change in GI Bill affects NC veterans in school

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A recent change in federal law could mean huge tuition bills for hundreds of military veterans in North Carolina looking to attend college. Full story...
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Wreaths honor fallen service men and women during holiday season

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This holiday season, as we spend time with our loved ones, it's important to remember the loved ones who are fighting for our freedom and those who have died defending our great nation. Full story...
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