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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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Motions hearings conclude in Army sex charge trial

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More hearings are planned next month for motions before the court martial of a U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct. Full story...
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Motions hearings conclude in Army sex charge trial

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More hearings are planned next month for motions before the court martial of a U.S. Army general charged with sexual misconduct. Full story...
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Profiles of Marines killed in Nevada training explosion

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A mortar shell explosion Monday at an Army depot in Hawthorne, Nev., killed seven Marines and injured eight other servicemen. Here are profiles of victims identified by family members. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Civil War vet William Loring travels and fights for Egyptian Army

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videoWilliam Loring led a military career that saw him fight for three different flags over five decades. The most interesting of which being his time spent in Egypt. Full story...
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Habitat raises walls on Made in America home

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video Habitat for Humanity raised the walls of its very first home using construction materials all made in America in Wilmington today. Full story...
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VA superclinic opens in Wilmington

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A new veterans clinic next to Wilmington International Airport opened its doors to a few veterans today. Full story...
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Town hall meeting focuses on sequester's effects

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video Concerned Veterans for America held a town hall meeting at the VFW in Wilmington to energize the community to speak out about the sequester. The main discussion today was how federal budget cuts would affect national security. Full story...
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Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence

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video We're just days away from major federal spending cuts going into effect if the White House and Congress cannot reach a compromise. The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will affect most government agencies, as well as thousands of people in our area, including the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Full story...
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HAPPENING NOW: Sell old items, score new ones

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video Pass It On Cape Fear is hosting another huge consignment sale this weekend, but you can drop off items for consignment now. WWAY provides a full schedule of events for the weekend Full story...
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Ex-Fort Bragg soldier sentenced in fraud scheme

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A former Fort Bragg soldier is headed to federal prison for defrauding the government. Natosha June Boyd was sentenced to 30 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for her involvement in submitting false claims through the U.S. Department of Defense's travel reimbursement system. Full story...
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Panetta proposes cap on military salary raises

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video Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Wednesday laid out a grim list of spending cuts the Pentagon will have to make in the coming weeks that he said will seriously damage the country's economy and degrade the military's ability to respond to a crisis. Full story...
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Panel OKs tougher funeral protest penalties in NC

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Criminal penalties for people who disrupt a funeral or memorial service would get tougher under a bill approved by a House judiciary committee. Full story...
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6 from Carolinas get French Legion of Honor

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Six World War II veterans from the Carolinas have been honored with France's highest military award, the Legion of Honor. Full story...
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Lift of combat ban has some people worried

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videoA new decision out of Washington may mean more opportunities for women in the military. Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat. Full story...
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