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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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Lejeune water issue going back to Congress

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Congress is once again considering a bill to provide federal health care for veterans and family members who say they've suffered because of contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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VA's Rural Health Team makes two area visits next week

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Veterans in our area will get a couple of chances next week to get help with their health care. The VA's Rural Health Team is making two stops in our area to enroll veterans in the system, and provide health screenings and information. Full story...
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Brunswick Vet Clinic lease signed, starts in August

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The lease has been signed for a new Veterans Administration clinic in Brunswick County. Rep. Mike McIntyre says the VA will take possession of the site June 1. He says operations are scheduled to begin the first week of August. Full story...
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Wounded Warrior gets special ride

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Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Samuel Schoenheit was shot in the head in Afghanistan in 2008. His right side was paralyzed, but after years of intense therapy, he can walk and drive his brand new truck. It's compliments of the Semper Fi Fund and Jeff Gordon Chevrolet. Full story...
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Jury mulling Bragg soldier's fate hears 911 call

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The Michigan soldier accused of murdering his brother-in-law inside a home on Fort Bragg told a 911 operator he awoke covered in blood in his car. Full story...
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Lejeune Marines, families happy with news of bin Laden's death

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videoNews of Osama bin Laden's death swept the country, but no where was the news received like Camp Lejeune. People there have a real stake in this war. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW student on Post 9/11 GI Bill told to pay up

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video A UNCW student who was initially told his education would be paid for under the Post 9/11 GI Bill is now being told he needs to pay up. Full story...
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Fort Bragg soldier killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a sergeant based at Fort Bragg has died of injuries suffered after his unit was attacked in Afghanistan. Full story...
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"Fake Marine" found guilty

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A man accused of lying about Vietnam-era combat and collecting $30,000 in compensation has been convicted in federal court in North Carolina. Full story...
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Appeals court rejects appeal in Air Force captain's death

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A federal appeals court has refused to consider a request for a new trial for a former Fayetteville psychologist convicted in her husband's death. Full story...
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Cape Fear World War II veterans honored

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video The event started even before dawn, and with arrival at ILM you knew it would be a special day. The fire department was there to say hello to the veterans getting ready for their Honor Flight. Full story...
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