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Iraq

Military, families celebrate end of US troops in Iraq

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video The announcement that troops are coming home from Iraq by January 1 was great news for all Americans, especially those service members at North Carolina's National Guard. Full story...
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NC man offers insanity plea in woman's death

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A Charlotte man accused of killing his girlfriend nearly two years ago has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. Full story...
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Judge dismisses Blackwater founder Prince from suit

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A federal judge has dismissed Blackwater founder Erik Prince from a civil lawsuit alleging his former security firm cheated the government in bills it submitted for protecting government employees in Iraq and Afghanistan. Full story...
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UNCW helps ease veterans' transition to student life

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video They were on the front lines fighting for their country and their lives. Now many former troops from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq are back home and going to college. They're tough, but it's still a hard transition from the front lines to the front seat in the classroom. Full story...
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Saffo meets with Iraqi counterpart

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Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo got a special visit at City Hall today. Through an interpreter Saffo spent several minutes talking with Mayor Mahmood Khalif Ahmed al Bomandi of Samarra, Iraq. Full story...
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Four NC Guardsmen die in explosion, one Wilmington soldier

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The military has confirmed that four North Carolina National Guard soldiers have been killed in Iraq, one of them from Wilmington, thirty-nine-year-old Staff Sergeant Ed Kramer. Full story...
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Final respects paid to Charles Keith Springle

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Family and friends paid final respects to a North Carolina Navy commander killed in Iraq Wednesday. Full story...
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Wilmington man one of five Americans gunned down in Baghdad

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videoNavy Commander Charles Keith Springle, was one of five Americans gunned down in a military counseling clinic in Baghdad by a fellow American. Springle was based at Camp Lejeune but called Wilmington home. Full story...
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Emotional reunion for soldier and son

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videoA Columbus County preschooler had a special, unexpected visitor today. Full story...
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Four soldiers to get Distinguished Flying Cross for Iraq action

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The 82nd Airborne Division commander will present the Distinguished Flying Cross award to four soldiers who are crewmen of the OH-58D Kiowa helicopters used by the division's aviation brigade. Full story...
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