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Veterans help celebrate Battleship milestones

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video Queen Azalea Heather French Henry's grand tour of Wilmington today included a visit to the Battleship North Carolina for the 70th anniversary of its commissioning and 50th anniversary of coming to the Port City. But the real celebrities of the event were the men who served our country aboard the battleship during World War II. Full story...
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Groups want info on concert dustup at Fort Bragg

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Two civil liberties groups are asking the Army for information on Fort Bragg's handling of a Christian concert last fall and a secular-themed event that was canceled by organizers. Full story...
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Former Miss America to reign over Azalea Festival

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video Heather French Henry won the crown of Miss America in 2000. She is also a fashion designer with her own clothing line. As Miss America and since, Henry has traveled the nation championing veteran's issues. That dedication ties into this year's Azalea Festival's focus on honoring the military. Full story...
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'Everyday heroes' get helping hand buying homes

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A national program to help people who serve buy homes made its way to Wilmington today. Full story...
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New charges in Fort Bragg soldier stabbing death

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A Fort Bragg soldier accused of killing a fellow paratrooper last year in Iraq now faces additional charges of negligent homicide and obstructing justice. Full story...
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Marine with 22nd MEU to receive Bronze Star

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A Marine with the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit is receiving the Bronze Star for his actions while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Navy, Air Force to play 3-game series in Kinston

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North Carolina's reputation as the nation's most military friendly state takes on a new spin as two baseball teams come to the state for a weekend series. Full story...
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Hagan wants more tax cuts for military hires

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan wants to expand a tax credit offered to businesses who hire military veterans. Full story...
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Gravely's mast breaks off

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The upper part of the mast on the destroyer Gravely broke off Sunday while the warship was underway off the northern Florida coast, the US Navy has confirmed. Full story...
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Bragg soldier charged with stabbing officer's wife

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged in a knife attack on the wife of his noncommissioned officer. Full story...
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Reunion 50 years after bomber crash with nukes

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The plane was carrying two nuclear weapons, each one containing more than 200 times the power of the bombs that fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Full story...
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Army judge rejects fourth trial in triple murder

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A military judge has denied a request for a fourth trial from a former Fort Bragg soldier convicted of killing a mother and two of her children. Full story...
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Two Lejeune Marines honored with bronze stars

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Two North Carolina-based Marines are being honored for their actions in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Gravely crew to help next Honor Flight

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Two months after coming to town for the commissioning of their Navy destroyer, the crew of the USS Gravely is giving back to our community. Full story...
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Family, friends remember fallen soldier as controversial group plans funeral protest

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Remembering our fallen heroes is something we hear about all too often these days. Thursday night family and friends attended a candlelight vigil in Whiteville to honor the life of a fallen soldier. Full story...
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