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Dozens hurt, 1 critical in National Guard bus crash in Iredell Co.

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A bus carrying National Guardsmen has overturned in Iredell County Friday afternoon, officials said. The accident happened on Highway 150/152, just east of Mooresville. Full story...
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NC's first military public charter school celebrates grand opening

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videoNorth Carolina’s first military public charter school celebrated its grand opening today. Students, dressed top to bottom in military uniforms at the new Paul R. Brown Leadership Academy will be getting a different educational experience this year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Veteran wants to reunite military ID bracelet with its owner

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videoA New Hanover County veteran is searching for the owner of a military ID bracelet he found years ago. Full story...
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WWII Marine Raiders reunite in Wilmington

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videoOn this date in 1945, Japan surrendered to end World War II. Sixty-eight years later, some the elite US Marine Raiders have come together one more time right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Adam Empie

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videoAdam Empie, was a pioneering chaplain at West Point as well as a minister at St. James Parish. Full story...
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Marine who shot urination video pleads guilty

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videoA Marine who shot a video of Marines urinating on Taliban fighters two years ago has pleaded guilty and been demoted. Full story...
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Thanks to all who donated to Packages from Home

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videoThank you to everyone who donated to this year's Step up for Soldiers Packages from Home drive. Full story...
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Combat Logistics Battalion 8 returning to NC base

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The 2nd Marine Logistics Group is hosting a homecoming for about 100 Marines and sailors. The event is scheduled for Thursday for the members of Combat Logistics Battalion 8. Full story...
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Diligence welcomes new commander

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videoThe Coast Guard Cutter Diligence welcomed a new leader during a change-of-command ceremony today. Cmdr. Jeffrey K. Randall relieved Cmdr. Douglas D. Goodwin, who served as the ship's commanding officer the past two years. Full story...
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Wilmington military facility to be renamed in honor of fallen soldier Saturday

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videoThe National Guard will rename the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Wilmington this weekend after a fallen soldier. The building on Carolina Beach Road will be named in honor of Sgt. Thomas J. (T.J.) Butler IV. Full story...
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Lejeune announces furlough-related closures and changes

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Camp Lejeune will soon start seeing the effects of impending furloughs of Department of Defense civilians. The changes impact everything from the Visitors Center to schools on base. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 40 years later, Vietnam vet gets Bronze Star

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videoIt's a military honor four decades overdue. Lost in paper work for years, a Leland man discovered accidentally he was awarded one of the army's top honors, which he finally received today. Full story...
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General accused of sex assault wants Panetta email

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Lawyers representing a U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges are asking a military judge to force prosecutors to turn over any e-mails related to the case sent or received by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. Full story...
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Army to cut brigades at 10 US bases

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The US Army is slashing the number of combat brigades from 45 to 33, and shifting thousands of soldiers out of bases around the county as it moves forward with the long-planned move to cut the size of the service by 80,000. Full story...
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Armed Forces Reserve Center to bear fallen soldier's name

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videoWilmington's Armed Forces Reserve Center says it will rename the building after a Pender County native killed overseas. Sgt. T.J. Butler died in an explosion in Afghanistan last year. Full story...
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