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Military

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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Happy 235th birthday, USMC

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Every day is somebody's birthday, but November 10th is a birthday to celebrate all over the world. The United States Marine Corps is 235. Full story...
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Memorial honors WWII aviators

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New Hanover County is already home to the state's World War II memorial. Today, the county's World War II flying aces received a very special honor. Full story...
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Wounded Warriors bike into town

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Brave men and women injured in battle biked for a cause today. Community members came together to support the veterans and active duty men and women. Full story...
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Experts converge on UNCW to talk local economy

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While the economy is expected to stabilize, economists think unemployment will remain high over the next year. Full story...
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Agent Orange spending concerns Burr

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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr says he has concerns about a proposal to spend billions of dollars on disability compensation for Vietnam veterans who get heart disease. Full story...
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Family, friends, others gather to remember fallen Marine

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video The somber service was held at McClure Presbyterian Church. That's the same church where Lance Corporal Ross Carver and his wife Brandy were married. The audience recited the serenity prayer - one of Carver's favorites. Full story...
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NC military cities top others in average income

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Federal figures show that Fayetteville and Jacksonville topped other North Carolina cities in per capita income last year. Full story...
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Modernization helps improve efficiency at Sunny Point

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video The military wharf at Sunny Point was already helping out our men and women in Iraq and Afghanistan by shipping out 90 percent of the ammunition used in combat. Full story...
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Group of World War II veterans unveil a new window display at Independence Mall

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Today a group of World War II veterans unveiled a new window display at Independence Mall. The display was put together by a non-profit program called Honor Flight of Southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Don't ask, don't tell debate

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videoDon't ask, don't tell... it's been the military's policy regarding homosexuality for years, but that could soon change. Full story...
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Campaign recognizes military-friendly employers

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Gov. Beverly Perdue wants to promote North Carolina's military-friendly image by helping veterans and military spouses find work. Full story...
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UNCW honors student veterans

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Members of the military presented the colors in honor of our American military heroes and those on campus who have served. Full story...
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Mental illness an increasing problem for military members

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videoThe treatment and diagnosis of mental health problems in the military has been making headlines since the untimely death of Commander Keith Springle, the Navy social worker who was gunned down by a patient at a mental health clinic in Iraq last month. Now legislators and mental health experts are citing the incident as a call to action. Full story...
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