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Anonymous donor pays for military package postage in NC town

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It's a random act of kindness that has everyone in the town of Waynesville, NC talking. Someone picked up the tab for every single piece of postage being sent to members of the armed forces serving oversees. Full story...
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WWAY helps collect Packages from Home

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Being away from home for Christmas is tough enough. But try being in a war zone for the holidays. That's why WWAY and the Big Talker FM are partnering with Step up for Soldiers to send our troops Packages from Home. Full story...
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McIntyre visits local navy alumni

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Congressman Mike McIntyre paid a visit to local navy alumni Monday. He gave the keynote address at a Naval Academy Alumni Association luncheon. Full story...
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Local woman starts 'Adopt a Soldier' program

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videoA local woman is reinventing the wheel when it comes to sending care packages to soldiers serving overseas. Full story...
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Marines to look at Afghanistan shooting

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The Marine Corps says an official court of inquiry will look into an incident in which a Marines special operations company is accused of killing several Afghan civilians. Full story...
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Soldier: Sergeant from N.C. ordered me to shoot unarmed Iraqi man

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A U.S. soldier testified today in a field court-martial in Baghdad that a staff sergeant from North Carolina ordered him to shoot an unarmed Iraqi man. Full story...
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Iraqi leader disputes Blackwater account

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Iraq's prime minister is disputing North Carolina-based Blackwater USA's version of a shooting that killed at last eleven people. Full story...
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U.S. attack in Baghdad reportedly kills 14

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The military says the Americans and Iraqis attacked a suspected terrorist cell early today based on intelligence information. A statement says as the soldiers moved in, they came under fire from more than a dozen Shiite militiamen firing from rooftops. Full story...
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Air Force reservists prepare for deployment to Iraq

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Reservists at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base are preparing to deploy for Iraq for a tour that's expected to last six months. Full story...
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Family of deployed service members can send video messages

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Sometimes a letter or e-mail just doesn't get the message across. Now families of deployed service members can send a 10-minute video on DVD via the Jacksonville United Service Organization -- free of charge. Full story...
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Former Fort Bragg general may be punished in Tillman death

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Military officials say the Pentagon is preparing to hand out new punishments in the friendly fire death of former NFL player Pat Tillman. Full story...
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N.C. Guard troops returning tonight from Kuwait

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Dozens of soldiers from the North Carolina National Guard's 730th Quartermaster battalion are scheduled to come home tonight from Kuwait. Full story...
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N.C. woman testifies about lack of help for injured soldiers

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Families of injured soldiers are speaking out in frustration. They told a presidential panel today that they were forced to become full-time caregivers because of an overwhelmed health system. Full story...
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82nd Airborne soldiers die in crash

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Officials say five soldiers who died this week when a CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in Afghanistan were members of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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Truck carrying military explosives overturns, kills two

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The Columbus County Coroner confirms that an early morning accident in Columbus County has claimed the lives of Robert and Barbara Jean Mason of Long Island, Virginia. The accident happened a little after Friday this morning. Full story...
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