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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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Bill about Camp Lejeune water passes Senate panel

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A bill requiring the federal government to provide treatment for veterans and their family members who developed health problems from being exposed to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune has passed a US Senate committee. Full story...
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Governor plans summit at Fort Bragg

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Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to meet with residents in four North Carolina military communities and then hold a statewide summit on issues resulting from the 2005 base realignment program. Full story...
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Army soldiers ditch hated berets in favor of caps

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Army soldiers are gleeful they can ditch the ill-fitting black wool berets they've worn for years and go back to their old, brimmed patrol caps. Full story...
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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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