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Navy

Sailor surprises daughter at school after 7 months at sea

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video A little girl got a very big surprise today at Pine Valley Elementary School. For the last seven months Navy logistics specialist Adam Samuel Peterson has been in Afghanistan. It's been seven long months without his wife and their daughter Aleeya. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: 30 years under the sea

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videoRay Chamberlain is from a family of Navy men. He spent 30 years in the service, most of it underwater, making him our extraordinary person of the week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland couple won't accept donations, sells possessions to pay medical bill

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video Times are tough for a lot of people, but a Navy veteran and his wife are trying to stay afloat, while keeping their pride and a positive perspective. Full story...
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At 95, WWII veteran focuses on dancing

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videoA local man is celebrating Veterans Day in an extraordinary way. This World War II sailor is putting the finishing touches on his own song and dance. Full story...
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Funeral honors veterans unclaimed by family

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videoThere was a different kind of funeral service in Wilmington today, as a funeral home held a memorial for three veterans unclaimed by their families for various reasons. Full story...
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Feds aim to stop travel for NC man on theft charge

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Federal prosecutors want to stop a former manager at a Navy bombing range in North Carolina from taking a cruise to the Bahamas, saying he may never return to face charges of stealing more than $6 million worth of scrap metal. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Naval war hero Johnston Blakely

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videoJohnston Blakely, a war hero whose namesake graces islands, cities and warships today, was a Wilmington resident for a time long ago. Full story...
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USCG: Closest Navy ship to Bounty 260 miles away

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A Coast Guard official says the nearest Navy ship to the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy was about 260 nautical miles away. Full story...
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2012 military suicides hit record high of 349

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The Associated Press has learned that suicides in the US military surged to a record 349 last year. That far exceeds the 295 American combat deaths in Afghanistan in 2012 and compares with 301 military suicides in 2011. Full story...
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NC-born sailor dies of non-combat injuries at home

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Military officials say a sailor from Spring Lake has died from non-combat related injuries. The Department of Defense said Monday that 29-year-old Lt. Leonard Robinson of Spring Lake died Dec. 15, while at home on leave in Fayetteville. Full story...
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