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CFCC recognized as military friendly again

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GI Jobs Magazine has named Cape Fear Community College a "Military Friendly School" for a second year in a row. Full story...
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Dozens of service members become US citizens on Battleship NC

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video In Wilmington the USS North Carolina is a symbol of American freedom and liberty. Monday afternoon it became a source of pride for 78 members of the United States armed forces after it gave them a new country to call home. Full story...
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Sunny Point allows bow hunting on Pleasure Island

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video Deer hunting season with a bow officially kicks off tomorrow, and some land that was banned earlier may now be open to military hunters in Kure Beach. Residents on Pleasure Island are not happy about the new hunting grounds. Full story...
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82nd Airborne to participate in naming ceremony

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Approximately 100 paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division who are currently serving and those who served in Vietnam are scheduled to participate in a ceremony that will rename a dining facility at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dogs on Deployment helps military pets while owners deploy

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video Animal shelters often see an influx of pets when member of the military have to deploy. One organization hopes to change that by finding foster parents for the animals. Full story...
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SEAL book raises questions about bin Laden's death

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A Navy SEAL who participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden says the terrorist apparently was shot in the head as he looked out his bedroom door, contradicting previous official accounts describing him as being shot after ducking back into his room and possibly reaching for a weapon. Full story...
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SEAL who wrote bin Laden raid book with StarNews editor identified

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video The Navy SEAL who wrote about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden under a pseudonym is Matt Bissonnette, who retired from the Navy last summer. Bissonnette is from Virginia Beach, VA. He was first identified by Fox News. Full story...
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Sunny Point practices for terrorist threat

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video A Brunswick County military installation was on high alert today. It was part of a simulated attack planned at Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal near Southport by civilian contractors. Though it was just a drill, base officials are not taking it lightly. Full story...
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Ryan speaks out against military cuts

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Republican Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney will prevent planned cuts to the US military if elected president. Full story...
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NY Times hails StarNews editor's book

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The New York Times (or at least one of its blogs) says that a new book co-authored by a StarNews staffer "promises to be one of the biggest books of the year, with the potential to affect the presidential campaign in the final weeks before the election." Full story...
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Rock star's album benefits Military

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videoYou may know rocker John Parr best from his hits in the '80s, but he's back on the scene today as he promotes a new album in support of those fighting for freedom. He stopped by "Good Morning Carolina" to talk about the album and play some of his music. Full story...
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Soldier receives 6-month sentence in hazing case

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A second soldier accused of driving an Asian-American private to suicide has received a six-month prison sentence after pleading guilty to reduced charges in a court-martial at Fort Bragg. Full story...
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National Guard unit returns to wildfire fighting

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The 145th Airlift Wing of the North Carolina Air National Guard is resuming fighting wildfires in the West, six weeks after four of the unit's airmen died while fighting a fire in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Full story...
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StarNews Sunday Preview: Family learns veteran's long-kept secret

There are more than 23 million American Veterans living today, but you may be surprised how many never speak of their service, especially in WWII. In Sunday's StarNews you can read the story of a prisoner of war that even his family did not know for a long time. Ashley Jacobs gets a preview from Jim Ware of the StarNews.

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