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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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20 years later Desert Storm remembered

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videoWhere were you 20 years ago? It may be hard to remember, but this time two decades ago, the nation was captivated by the first Gulf War. Full story...
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Pentagon anticipates $78 billion in budget cuts

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Defense Secretary Robert Gates will cut $78 billion from the Pentagon budget in the next five years, money that will come from shrinking the military's ground force, increasing health care premiums for troops and other potentially unpopular cost-saving measures. Full story...
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Packages from Home donations collected

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The holidays are over, but people some will still be receiving some gifts. It was pick-up day here at WWAY. Full story...
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Mixed reaction near Lejeune on repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

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video The signing of the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell had a few folks in Jacksonville stirred up. The repeal is a controversial topic among all branches of the military, but the Marine Corps has been especially resistant to the change. Full story...
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Defense bill includes two major NC provisions

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A defense spending bill on President Barack Obama's desk includes two provisions relating to longstanding controversies in North Carolina. Full story...
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Diligence celebrates crew member's retirement

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence said goodbye today to a longtime veteran. Chief machinery technician Bill Jones concluded his military service in an afternoon retirement ceremony along the Wilmington riverfront. Full story...
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Hearing set in death of Fort Bragg paratrooper

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A hearing similar to a grand jury proceeding is scheduled for a Fort Bragg soldier charged with making false statements about the death of a fellow paratrooper. Full story...
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Step up for Soldiers looks for community support

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During the holidays they are thousands of miles from home fighting for our country. That's why Step up for Soldiers sends care packages to our troops overseas. And they need your help to do it. Full story...
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NC city to use lottery for religious flag display

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A city council in North Carolina has decided to use a lottery to decide on the display of flags with religious symbols at a memorial. Full story...
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NC State prof's charity asks for week at beach for vets

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A college professor in North Carolina has come up with a way to help military families enjoy a break. Full story...
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Military mailing deadlines approaching

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If you are planning to send a package or letter to a soldier stationed overseas for Christmas, deadlines are fast approaching. Full story...
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Troops to get donated Christmas trees

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Military personnel and their families are getting early holiday gifts courtesy of North Carolina's Christmas tree growers. Full story...
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Admiral Gravely through the eyes of former aide

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video Gravely was the first African American to be commissioned in the US Navy, the first to command a Navy ship and the first fleet commander. Melanie Higgins served as the admiral's top aide during his last tour of duty in 1980. Full story...
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UNC, military partnership to be highlighted

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Higher education and the military are two of North Carolina's most important industries, and one US senator says it's natural for them to be partners. Full story...
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