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Golf course honors rescue workers, military with free round

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This week Castle Bay Country Club and Golf Course in Hampstead is inviting all active duty military, police, fire and EMS to join them for a free round of golf. The deal includes green fees and cart rental. All you need is an active ID card and clubs. Full story...
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Military towns lead NC in personal income growth

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North Carolina's two largest military bases are providing the economic boost for personal pocketbooks in their hometowns. Full story...
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Former Army official sentenced for bribes involving equipment for wounded soldiers

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A former Army acquisition official from Colorado has been sentenced to six years in prison for extorting money from companies looking to provide stretchers to military vehicles. Full story...
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Packages from Home heading to military overseas

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videoSoon hundreds of brave men and women overseas will receive a little piece of home. It's all made possible by members of the community, who donated and volunteered their time to send Packages from Home. Full story...
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4 killed in Afghanistan crash had NC ties

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Four of the military personnel killed when a helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan had ties to North Carolina. Full story...
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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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Jacksonville SEAL killed in Afghan crash recalled as daring

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Family and friends are remembering a Navy SEAL killed in a weekend helicopter attack in Afghanistan as physically slight but ever ready to take on a challenge. 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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Army dedicates headquarters building at Bragg

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The Army has dedicated a new building to serve as the combined headquarters of Forces Command and US Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Spokesman: Bragg contractor's death was accident

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A spokesman for the special forces school says the shooting death of a government contractor last summer at Fort Bragg was an accident. Full story...
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Photographers help bridge distance for military families

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videoPicture this: A local non-profit is spanning the distance between military families while on deployment one photo shoot at a time. HeartsApart.org works to capture memories in pictures for military families that they can cherish at home or away. Full story...
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Shirts on, iPods off when jogging at Lejeune

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Military and civilian personnel at Camp Lejeune are being reminded that they should jog with their shirts on and without iPods while jogging on the base. Full story...
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Donations soon to be Packages from Home

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Some of our nation's finest will be receiving some packages from home in the next few weeks. 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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Diligence home in time to celebrate Independence Day

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video This Independence Day, those who serve our country patrolling our waterways are celebrating with family and friends. The crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence returned to port this morning. Full story...
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