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Veterans

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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Veterans help celebrate Battleship milestones

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video Queen Azalea Heather French Henry's grand tour of Wilmington today included a visit to the Battleship North Carolina for the 70th anniversary of its commissioning and 50th anniversary of coming to the Port City. But the real celebrities of the event were the men who served our country aboard the battleship during World War II. Full story...
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Former Miss America to reign over Azalea Festival

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video Heather French Henry won the crown of Miss America in 2000. She is also a fashion designer with her own clothing line. As Miss America and since, Henry has traveled the nation championing veteran's issues. That dedication ties into this year's Azalea Festival's focus on honoring the military. Full story...
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VA to enroll area veterans for health benefits

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The VA Rural Health Team is coming to Wilmington and Leland. Veterans in the Wilmington and Leland areas can enroll in the VA Health Care System. Full story...
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Hagan wants more tax cuts for military hires

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan wants to expand a tax credit offered to businesses who hire military veterans. Full story...
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Gravely crew to help next Honor Flight

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Two months after coming to town for the commissioning of their Navy destroyer, the crew of the USS Gravely is giving back to our community. Full story...
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