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Fort-Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a soldier based at Fort Bragg has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Lejeune Marine stabbed to death in DC; fellow Marine in custody

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A Marine is dead and another Marine is in custody after a stabbing incident in Washington, DC, early Saturday morning. The victim has been identified as Philip Bushong, 23, who was based at Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Navy jet crashes into Virginia apartments, pilots eject

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A local official says it appears two Navy pilots dumped fuel from a fighter jet before it crashed into a Virginia apartment complex, and that likely prevented the resulting fire from being far worse. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue pays tribute to NC military children

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A month of activities and official recognition has been proclaimed to pay tribute to the more than 100,000 North Carolina children whose parents serve in the U.S. military. Full story...
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Combat Mud Run benefits Step up for Soldiers

Step up for Soldiers will host its first ever 5-K "Combat Mud Run" April 14.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fire on board delays Diligence departure

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A last-minute change in plans for the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this morning. It was scheduled to leave on a new mission, but a problem on board will keep the ship in port. Full story...
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Diligence sets sail Thursday morning

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After being home in the Port City for a couple months, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is heading back out to sea. Full story...
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Weather threat cancels weekends activities

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The threat of severe weather Saturday has forced the cancellation of some planned events, including a walk-a-thon for injured members of the military and the Fire in the Lakes Festival in Brunswick County. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 3rd grader with big heart trying to help injured military

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video A small boy, with a big heart. A third grader has organized a walk-a-thon to help raise money for injured troops. His mom says altruism is nothing new for this New Hanover County student. Full story...
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Marines sorry for helicopter worries at NC town

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A commander at the Cherry Point Marine Air Corps Station is apologizing for training exercises involving low-flying helicopters that left many Kinston residents concerned about escaped inmates. Full story...
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