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Wounded soldier returns home to Wilmington with optimistic outlook on future

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videoSgt. James Pierce came home to a hero's welcome last weekend. Now, he must work to get his body, mind and spirit healed after surviving the devastating attack that killed another local soldier. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New techniques battling hearing loss in military, civilians

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videoOur military men and women sometimes return home with scars from combat such as lost limbs, PTSD and brain injuries. But the most common injury among our troops is invisible: Hearing loss. But new doctors are using techniques to cure it. Full story...
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USCG recruit from Wilmington gets special Christmas in NJ

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videoTyler Marine is working his way through training in Cape May, NJ, but he says his family, the community and his fellow recruits are all coming together to make this Christmas away from home special. Full story...
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Headstones get a holiday make-over

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video What were once bare headstones had a holiday make-over this weekend at the Wilmington National Cemetery. Veterans and supporters attended a "Wreaths Across America Ceremony" where they showed respect for fallen and forgotten soldiers. Though everyone was pleased with the turnout, one veteran wishes the military had as much support. Full story...
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McCrory, Perdue traveling to NC military bases

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Gov. Bev Perdue is introducing successor Pat McCrory to leaders at the state's military bases in a whirlwind one-day trip through eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Nursing home for NC veterans opens with Perdue

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video A nursing home for North Carolina military veterans mostly built with money from the federal economic stimulus program is opening in Kinston. Full story...
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Perdue, McCrory to visit NC military bases Friday

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Gov. Bev Perdue and Gov.-elect Pat McCrory are going to visit North Carolina military bases together this week to build relationships between the incoming governor and installation and community leaders. Full story...
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Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony at USS North Carolina

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video December 7, 1941, is a day that will live in infamy. Seventy-one years later, survivors of Pearl Harbor came together one more time to honor their fallen friends. Full story...
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DILI Golf Tournament helps area families

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video Coast Guard Cutter Diligence joins forces with the Wilmington Navy League for the December 7th tournament at Echo Farms Country Club. Full story...
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3 North Carolina victims in Texas train crash

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video Officials say three North Carolina men are among the victims of a horrific accident in Texas involving veterans taking part in a parade to honor war heroes. Full story...
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