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Sgt. Butler honored at Topsail High football game

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The alma mater of fallen soldier Sgt. T.J. Butler honored his service and sacrifice by hosting a Military Appreciation Night at Friday's football game. Topsail High School in Hampstead encouraged fans to wear red, white and blue in Butler's memory. Full story...
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Hometown hero Butler laid to rest

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video A hometown hero was laid to rest today in the Port City. This morning, hundreds of family, friends and supporters came out to pay their respects to Sgt. T.J. Butler. Though his death was a shock to those who knew him, it was clear today that Sgt. Butler's sacrifice not go unnoticed. Full story...
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Crowds turn out to support fallen soldier, family

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video People crowded Market Street outside First Baptist Church in Wilmington today during Sgt. T.J. Butler's funeral. Supporters from near and far lined the street to show respect for the fallen soldier and his family. His story hit close to home for many of them. Full story...
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Topsail to honor alum Butler, all military at football game

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Topsail High School will honor an alum killed while serving in the Army in Afghanistan. Sgt. T.J. Butler graduated from Topsail High in 2006. Full story...
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NC soldier killed in Afghanistan to be buried

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A funeral will be held for a member of the North Carolina National Guard killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Jeremy F. Hardison of Browns Summit is scheduled to be buried Thursday at the Salisbury National Cemetery. Full story...
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Two Marines charged with breaking into church

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Two Marines from Cherry Point were arrested for breaking into a Jacksonville church, according to court documents. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' searches for military extras

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Casting agents search for extras before "Iron Man 3" returns to Wilmington. Full story...
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Community reacts to controversial church protesting Wilmington soldier's funeral

A controversial church group known for protesting military funerals says it will come to the Cape Fear to protest the funeral of a Wilmington soldier killed last week in Afghanistan.

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Community reacts to controversial church protesting Wilmington soldier's funeral

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videoA controversial church group known for protesting military funerals says it will come to the Cape Fear to protest the funeral of a Wilmington soldier killed last week in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Fallen Wilmington soldier's family releases statement

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The wife of a soldier from Wilmington killed in Afghanistan earlier this week released a statement Friday. Full story...
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Get dirty to make a difference

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Time is running out to register for this weekend's Combat Mud Run to benefit injured service members. All money raised stays local. Full story...
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National Guard confirms details of Wilmington soldier's death

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The body of a Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan is back on American soil. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler IV’s body arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware last night. Fellow service members made what the military calls the dignified transfer in the rain. There is no word yet on when Butler’s body will return to Wilmington. Full story...
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Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan

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video A Wilmington man is among three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan yesterday. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler, known as T.J., was killed in action. His body will arrive back in the United States tonight. Full story...
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Red Cross looking for 'Holiday Mail for Heroes'

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The American Red Cross is getting in the Christmas spirit for the military. Instead of sending a letter to Santa, why not send one to a soldier. Full story...
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Military wounded warriors ride in parade from Southport

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Supporters of the military's Wounded Warriors group are organizing a welcome home parade along the North Carolina coast. Full story...
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