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Veterans

Local active military, veterans react to fight against ISIS

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video Local military personnel are speaking out about President Obama's request to congress to authorize military force against ISIS. With a large population of active military and veterans close by, that decision could affect a huge community right here. It's a town that's centered around Camp Lejeune. From active duty men and women to veterans to their families Jacksonville is a military town. So a decision from the president to fight ISIS is something Air Force Veteran Emory Keck says they are all prepared for. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Local veterans organization alive and well despite consolidation

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videoThe VFW building in Leland is up for sale, and across the country VFWs are consolidating much like Leland did with the Wilmington post. Full story...
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Fayetteville Vet Center moves, offers expanded services

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The Fayetteville Vet Center has moved to a new location where it will offer expanded counseling services. Full story...
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Wreath laying at National Cemetery

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Wreaths were laid out at the national cemetery in Wilmington on Saturday. Hundreds of people came out to the annual ceremony done by an organization called Wreaths Across America as a remembrance of fallen veterans during the holidays. Full story...
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"Mama goose" brings healing hike for veterans to North Carolina

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video A hike to help veterans heal after the war is coming right here to North Carolina. Walk Off the War started two years ago on the Appalachian Trail to support veterans transition from their service to life back at home. Full story...
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Veterans get feisty with the VA in Wilmington

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videoThere was a feisty meeting at the VA clinic Monday night in Wilmington. The VA is holding these meetings to get feedback from veterans about what they are doing right and what they could improve on. Full story...
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CFCC, 70 employers host veterans job fair

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video The transition from military to civilian life is hard enough, especially if a veteran has a difficult time finding a job. For that, Cape Fear Community College hosted a career and resource expo specifically aimed at our men and women who served the country. Full story...
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NC launches initiative to aid veterans, families

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North Carolina is launching an initiative aimed at serving active-duty military, veterans and their families. Full story...
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Private cemeteries set flags for Veterans Day

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videoOakdale Cemetery held their annual flag event for veterans graves on Saturday. This year also included Pine Forest Cemetery and Bellevue Cemetery which nearly 1400 flags were placed. Full story...
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HAPPENING TOMORROW: Free health screenings for veterans

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videoIn honor of Veterans Day, staff at Wilmington Surgical Associates are donating their time on Saturday to perform free vascular and blood pressure screenings to area veterans. Full story...
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