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Veterans

Veterans remember during ceremony at National Cemetery

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video Hundreds of patriotic Americans gathered at Wilmington's National Cemetery today. It was in part a chance to mourn and a time to honor veterans and active service members. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: D-Day veteran remembers day that changed history

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video There are many stories and many heroes on this Veterans Day, but World War II veterans are, sadly, a dying breed. Bill Pepe was in one of the most infamous battles of the war. "On D-Day I found myself on Omaha Beach," Pepe said. Full story...
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CFCC honors veterans at annual ceremony

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As it does each Veterans Day, Cape Fear Community College took time today to honor the men and women who have served our country in the armed forces. Full story...
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CFCC honored for helping student veterans

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video A timely honor for Cape Fear Community College. As we approach Veterans Day, "G.I. Jobs" magazine recently named CFCC a "military-friendly school." It's a title only about 20 percent of colleges and universities receive. Full story...
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What veterans and active duty military personnel can get for free Friday

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Restaurants and retailers are offering veterans and active duty military personnel the following freebies this Friday: Full story...
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CFCC invites veterans to Veterans Day ceremony

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Cape Fear Community College invites local veterans to attend the school's annual Veterans Day ceremony. Full story...
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Haircut coupon supports Step up for Soldiers projects

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If you need a trim and are feeling patriotic, a chain of barber shops wants to bring the two together. Twelve Great Clips locations in the Wwilmington area are helping the group Step up for Soldiers through discounted hair cuts. Full story...
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WWII veteran from NC takes 1st tandem jump

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A World War II veteran from Laurinburg who took his first tandem parachute jump at the age of 95 says the experience was "lovely." Full story...
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Fundraiser for cancer fight honors late judge

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Pancreatic cancer took the life New Hanover County judge and veteran John Carroll in May. Monday would have been his birthday. Full story...
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New VA clinic will keep vets from long trips to doctor

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videoIt has been a project more than six years in the making. Today a ground breaking was held to mark the start of construction on a new Veteran Affairs super clinic in Wilmington. Full story...
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Classic Jeep helps raise awareness, money for military groups

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A classic car is touring the southeast for a good cause, but this vehicle isn't shiny or sleek. A 1952 Willys CJ-3 Jeep along with a USO jeep crew are giving area residents the chance to give video salutes to the military. Full story...
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McIntyre wants Wilmington designated "American World War II City"

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Rep. Mike McIntyre wants the US House to designate a city each year as an "American World War II City," and he wants Wilmington to top the list. Full story...
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Elderly man found stabbed to death in Lillington

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Police have arrested a Lillington teen in the death of an 82-year-old Army veteran who neighbors said was trying to help the younger man. Full story...
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First Lady to help with NC 'Extreme Makeover' home

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First lady Michelle Obama will participate in an episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" that features a boarding house being built in North Carolina for homeless women veterans. Full story...
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Contractors rush to meet July 4 opening deadline of Verterans Park

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Contractors are working weekends and long days to meet a July 4 deadline for opening NC Veterans Park. Full story...
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