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Prosecutor: Veteran embezzled nearly $1M in benefits

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina Vietnam veteran embezzled nearly $1 million in health care benefits from the government that helped support a lifestyle that included dancing, playing basketball and buying a beach condo.

North Carolina veteran quits job over American flag face covering

An Air Force veteran said he quit his job in Havelock, North Carolina, when he was told he could not wear an American flag face covering.

Woman reunited with her high school sweetheart’s dog tags

Some precious keepsakes have been returned to a veteran more than two decades after she lost them.

99 year old Wilmington veteran celebrates her birthday in style

Friends and family of World War II veteran and retired Navy nurse Annis Weir weren't going to let the coronavirus quarantine ruin her 99th birthday celebration.

NC boy to speak at funeral for 97-year-old World War II veteran

Elementary school student Landon Knestrick is about to get on plane to fly to Colorado to speak at the funeral of 97-year-old World War II veteran Donald Stratton.

104-year-old veteran receives 25,000 Valentine’s Day cards

A California veteran asked for a few cards for the coming Valentine’s Day — little did he know that people would deliver on his request in a big way.

NC husband creates moving video for wife battling brain cancer

A North Carolina Navy veteran is battling brain cancer and her husband is showing his love by comforting her with song.

NC veteran makes wooden toys for children in need every Christmas

For Jim Annis, Christmas is about giving. The 80-year-old Army veteran has helped Santa out every holiday season for the past 50 years by creating wooden toys.

100 years and counting for South Carolina two-war vet

Living to be 100 years old is just one more thing a two-war veteran living in South Carolina can add to his list of accomplishments.

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Brunswick County announces two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Brunswick County is having two pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinics Thursday and Friday at Town Creek in Winnabow and at Smithville Park in Southport.

More bills seek to increase attendance at NC school events

More North Carolina state legislators are trying to get more spectators at school sporting events or college graduations that are beyond what Gov. Roy Cooper’s COVID-19 latest executive order allows.

Davis, Olsen signing 1-day contracts to retire as Panthers

Linebacker Thomas Davis and tight end Greg Olsen are signing one-day contracts to retire as members of the Carolina Panthers.

Bladen deputies find body in creek near White Oak; believed to be missing man

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after receiving a tip about a body found in a creek off of Burney Road near White Oak on Wednesday afternoon.