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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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Army, Marines move to help those hit by storms

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The Army is opening a tornado assistance center at Fort Bragg to help service members recover from the weekend's vicious weather. Full story...
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Saturday evening tornado injures base residents, damages homes at Camp Lejeune

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An unknown number of base residents sustained injuries and nearly 30 homes were damaged following a series of tornadoes that touched down in the vicinity of the Tarawa Terrace II housing area Saturday evening. Full story...
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Ex-Camp Lejeune schools worker sues over water

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A former employee of Camp Lejeune schools has sued the federal government, saying that contaminated water at the Marine base caused her to develop an aggressive form of cancer. Full story...
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First Lady launches "Joining Forces" tour at Camp Lejeune

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videoFirst Lady Michelle Obama is on a two-day tour to promote a new White House initiative called "Joining Forces." Her first stop was in southeastern North Carolina at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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