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Marine Corps 1st EA-6B Prowler has final flight

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After three decades of protecting military forces at sea and on land, the Marine Corps' first EA-6B Prowler jet is taking flight for the last time at Cherry Point Air Station in North Carolina. Full story...
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NC revises number of Confederate war dead downward

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A North Carolina researcher says no more than 35,000 Confederate soldiers from the state died in the Civil War, about 5,000 fewer than the long-held count that allowed the state to claim more casualties than any other state. Full story...
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Fort Bragg medic found dead in barracks

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A medic with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division has been found dead in the barracks at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Diligence CO temporarily relieved of command

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Cmdr. Harry Schmidt, the commanding officer of the 210-foot cutter Diligence, currently on patrol in the Caribbean, has been temporarily assigned to Coast Guard District 7 pending the final results of an administrative investigation. While the investigation has not been finalized, the circumstances that precipitated this action are associated with a grounding last month. Full story...
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Kindergartener gets surprise birthday gift: Dad home from Afghanistan

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video The men and women who serve our county sacrifice a lot. Some leave their families for long periods of time and miss important moments. Today, one little girl got an early birthday present all the way from Afghanistan. Full story...
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Conviction reversed in NC in slaying of Marine

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An appeals court has overturned the conviction of a small-town North Carolina police chief convicted of first-degree murder in the 1972 shooting death of a Marine. Full story...
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Historical marker honors US Colored Troops in Civil War

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videoA new historical marker now stands on the side of Market Street in Wilmington. It honors the Civil War efforts of slaves and free blacks who fought in the Port City. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Neighbors react to HOA's decision to fine resident for patriotic display

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On Memorial Day, Willoughby Park resident Kelly Hill had a choice between removing a flag on her front door supporting her son, who is fighting in Afghanistan, or face a fine from the homeowner’s association. Full story...
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Deployed military view NC graduations live on web

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Proud military parents and other relatives deployed around the world will get a chance to see graduates walking in their caps and gowns through live Internet connections provided by North Carolina school systems. Full story...
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All hands on deck for Memorial Day ceremony on Battleship North Carolina

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video The deck of the USS North Carolina was packed Memorial Day with people paying their respects to those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: HOA threatens to fine military mom for tribute to troops

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video The mother of a US soldier serving overseas says her homeowners association has threatened to fine her for her tribute to the troops. Full story...
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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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Jacksonville soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says says SSGT Ergin V. Osman died Thursday in Afghanistan. The DOD says the 35-year-old was one of six soldiers killed when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kandahar Province. 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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