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Funeral honors veterans unclaimed by family

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videoThere was a different kind of funeral service in Wilmington today, as a funeral home held a memorial for three veterans unclaimed by their families for various reasons. Full story...
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Battleship marks Memorial Day with 48th annual service

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video People in the Port City Celebrated this Memorial Day in a variety of ways, including the 48th Annual Memorial Day Service on The Battleship North Carolina. Full story...
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Memorial Day events in the Cape Fear

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In honor of Memorial Day, several events are scheduled in the Cape Fear to celebrate and remember fallen servicemen. Full story...
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HAPPENING TODAY: Memorial Day freebies, military discounts

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Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember those who have died serving our country. Along with the many ceremonies and services going on to mark the holiday, businesses in the area are offering discounts and freebies to active military and veterans. Full story...
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Local Army veteran meets Prince Harry

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video A wounded Army veteran from Wilmington got to meet royalty last weekend. Full story...
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US Army general facing sex charges back in court

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Prosecutors have agreed to drop an alcohol-related charge against a US Army general accused of sexual misconduct. Full story...
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Fayetteville considers memorial for military dogs

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A Fayetteville group is proposing the creation of a memorial for dogs who have died while serving in the military. Full story...
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Repairs done, Diligence heads back out on patrol

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The nearly 50-year-old vessel recently went through months of repairs. Crew members say after her tune-up, she's ready for smooth sailing on the open sea.video Full story...
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Judge: Soldier premeditated Iraq killings of Wilmington Navy officer, four soldiers

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A military judge has found Army Sgt. John Russell guilty of premeditated murder in the 2009 killings of five fellow service members at a combat stress clinic in Iraq. Full story...
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ECU student held on military desertion charge

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An East Carolina University student is in custody after authorities discovered he was wanted on a federal warrant for deserting the military. Full story...
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Marine comes home to surprise home makeover

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videoA Wilmington Marine came home from deployment this morning to a surprise and home makeover. Friends, family and people from the community lined the streets outside Capt, Murphy's home on Wrightsville Ave. The TV production "Home Again" and volunteers spent months remodeling the backyard while he was gone. Full story...
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2 Camp Lejeune Marines killed in Afghanistan

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Two members of a Marine Corps Special Operations Battalion based at Camp Lejeune have been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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VA officially opens long-awaited superclinic in Wilmington

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video Today was the grand opening for the long-awaited VA regional superclinic. The 80,000 square foot facility will allow veterans to receive a new array of services, including day surgery, mental health, cardiology and MRIs. Full story...
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Marines don't disclose hearing in urination case

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videoMarine Corps officials say a key court hearing was held at Camp Lejeune last week for the only officer charged over a 2011 YouTube video showing snipers urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan. But they say they forgot to provide the public notice. Full story...
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Soldier journalists get lessons in TV from WWAY

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videoWWAY is proud to host some soldiers from Fort Bragg as guests this week. Bravo Company 3rd Military Information Support Battalion A is the Department of Defense's only unit whose mission is to disseminate information throughout various broadcast platforms worldwide. Full story...
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