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What veterans and active duty military personnel can get for free Friday

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Restaurants and retailers are offering veterans and active duty military personnel the following freebies this Friday: Full story...
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CFCC invites veterans to Veterans Day ceremony

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Cape Fear Community College invites local veterans to attend the school's annual Veterans Day ceremony. Full story...
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Haircut coupon supports Step up for Soldiers projects

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If you need a trim and are feeling patriotic, a chain of barber shops wants to bring the two together. Twelve Great Clips locations in the Wwilmington area are helping the group Step up for Soldiers through discounted hair cuts. Full story...
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Diligence hardly listless as it takes break for maintenance

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The Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is a common sight along Wilmington's riverfront, but lately you may have noticed it a little askew. Full story...
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Military, families celebrate end of US troops in Iraq

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video The announcement that troops are coming home from Iraq by January 1 was great news for all Americans, especially those service members at North Carolina's National Guard. Full story...
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Wilmington soldier injured in Iraq honored with Purple Heart

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video It's an honor bestowed on very few. US Army Sgt. Jason Thigpen received the Purple Heart during a special ceremony Wednesday for his service in Iraq. Full story...
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Marines to allow troops to wear KIA bracelets

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The commandant of the Marine Corps is changing the rule that bans troops from wearing bracelets commemorating friends killed in action, settling a flap that has roiled some in the force. Full story...
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USMC cracks down on KIA bracelets

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video The KIA, or Killed In Action bracelets, are worn by Marines in honor of friends who died serving their country. But the Marine Corps does not allow jewelry, which has some Marines demanding an exception be made to the rule. Full story...
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Wounded Warrior ride stopped after accident

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A Wounded Warrior ride to Wilmington ended early today after one of the riders was involved in an accident with a car. Full story...
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Diligence home from mission in Caribbean

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Family and friends welcomed home the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence this afternoon. The ship returned from a 45-day multi-mission patrol in the Caribbean. Full story...
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