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Veterans

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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Event honors veterans through sweat, raises money for fallen soldier's family

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video While some people spent their Memorial Day at the beach, others were sweating with appreciation. And it was all in honor of fallen servicemen. Full story...
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Hundreds attend Memorial Day ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery

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On this Memorial Day hundreds of people visited Wilmington National Cemetery to honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. The ceremony specifically honored the 572 veterans in our area who died since last Memorial Day. Full story...
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New documentary on Battleship just in time for Memorial Day

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videoEveryone in Wilmington knows the Battleship North Carolina, but how much do you know about it? A new documentary "Battleship North Carolina: The Showboat Legacy" explores both the past and present of the USS North Carolina. Full story...
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Veterans get health help in their own backyard

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Veterans in Wilmington got some help with their health care today. The Rural Health Team from the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville visited the VFW post on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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Brunswick County teen named president of VFW Ladies Auxiliary

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video Sixteen-year-old Rose Seltzer was named President of the VFW Post #9408 in Leland. Full story...
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VA's Rural Health Team makes two area visits next week

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Veterans in our area will get a couple of chances next week to get help with their health care. The VA's Rural Health Team is making two stops in our area to enroll veterans in the system, and provide health screenings and information. Full story...
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Brunswick Vet Clinic lease signed, starts in August

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The lease has been signed for a new Veterans Administration clinic in Brunswick County. Rep. Mike McIntyre says the VA will take possession of the site June 1. He says operations are scheduled to begin the first week of August. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW student on Post 9/11 GI Bill told to pay up

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video A UNCW student who was initially told his education would be paid for under the Post 9/11 GI Bill is now being told he needs to pay up. Full story...
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"Fake Marine" found guilty

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A man accused of lying about Vietnam-era combat and collecting $30,000 in compensation has been convicted in federal court in North Carolina. Full story...
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Cape Fear World War II veterans honored

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video The event started even before dawn, and with arrival at ILM you knew it would be a special day. The fire department was there to say hello to the veterans getting ready for their Honor Flight. Full story...
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