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Veterans

Military wounded warriors ride in parade from Southport

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Supporters of the military's Wounded Warriors group are organizing a welcome home parade along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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CFCC recognized as military friendly again

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GI Jobs Magazine has named Cape Fear Community College a "Military Friendly School" for a second year in a row. Full story...
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StarNews Sunday Preview: Family learns veteran's long-kept secret

There are more than 23 million American Veterans living today, but you may be surprised how many never speak of their service, especially in WWII. In Sunday's StarNews you can read the story of a prisoner of war that even his family did not know for a long time. Ashley Jacobs gets a preview from Jim Ware of the StarNews.

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Veterans honored during ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery

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The real meaning of the 4th of July was on display this morning at Wilmington National Cemetery. That's where the New Hanover County Veterans Council held its annual Independence Day Ceremony. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Veterans Council hosts Independence Day event

For many, it's tradition to mark the Fourth of July with fireworks and family barbecues. Along with those activities, you can take part in several events marking the day of our country's independence. Co-chair of the New Hanover County Veterans Council Frank Roberts stopped by this week to tell us about what's happening tomorrow.

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Senior Center honors Independence Day, military early

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video Independence Day came a day early for at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, where they held an Independence Day Celebration today to not only celebrate, but to honor those who gave it all. Full story...
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Fourth suspect in custody for allegedly bilking veteran

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A fourth suspect is in jail accused with ripping off a disabled veteran in Brunswick County. Pamela Springer, 45, was booked into the Brunswick County Jail under $100,000 secured bond, according to the jail's website. She's charged felony conspiracy. Full story...
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Wilmington veteran disappointed, not surprised Stolen Valor Act struck down

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video Congress passed the Stolen Valor Act in 2006 to protect the reputation and meaning of military honors. The Supreme Court, though, said the First Amendment defends a person's right to lie, even if they are lying about awards won through military service. Full story...
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Montford Point Marines receive nation's highest civilian honor

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videoDecades after Montford Point at Camp Lejeune closed its doors, hundreds of black Marines who trained there received a major recognition Wednesday. After more than 60 years, about 400 Marines were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC, and a handful of those are from right here in the Port City. Full story...
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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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