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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.

Myrtle Beach veteran’s items ‘ransacked’ while away in the hospital

A Facebook post about a sick veteran in Myrtle Beach allegedly being served eviction papers while getting whisked away to the hospital has been getting a lot of attention.

Veteran who used his body to shield fellow soldier, receives free home in Wake County

A decorated U.S. soldier got the keys to his brand new Wake County home Thursday. Tommy Rieman was shot twice in Iraq while using his body to shield a fellow soldier. He received a Silver Star and Purple Heart for his service.

NC veteran walks 607 miles, through tornadoes and storms, makes one request

A veteran from Monroe, retired Sergeant First Class Howard Garren, says just a few months ago, he couldn’t get up to walk because of debilitating seizures. On Saturday, he returned from a walk of over 600 miles.

Veteran forced out of garage after Florence moves into camper

Nearly two weeks ago we told you the story of John Ganey, an 80-year-old veteran who had been living in his garage since Hurricane Florence destroyed his home. Now we have an update.

He’s visited her grave 1,300 times — his ‘payback’ for 72 years of patience and love

Ted Richardson is usually the first visitor to the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific after the gates open at 6:30 a.m. Six days a week, no matter the weather, he is there to visit the grave site of his late wife — Florence.

Army veteran saves 5-year-old girl with leukemia

Mike Laureano served eight years in the Army National Guard, with a tour in Iraq from 2009 to 2010, but he didn't stop saving lives when he returned home.

Homeless Samaritan suing couple who raised funds to help him

A homeless man whose selfless act of using his last $20 to fill up the gas tank of a stranded motorist in Philadelphia got him worldwide attention is suing the couple who led a $400,000 fundraising campaign to help him.

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Local organizations team up to pick up trash surrounding the Riverfront Park in Wilmington

Dozens of volunteers coming out to Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington to clean up trash, hoping to encourage others to be aware of where they dump their trash after large events at the venue. 

15 years later, family continues to seek justice for Allison Jackson Foy

It's been 15 years since the disappearance of a Wilmington Woman, and her family continues to seek justice after her death. 

Dozens of dogs turn out for the 2nd annual ‘Paws on Parade’

Greenfield Lake Amphitheater is a popular spot for many Cape Fear events, and that includes the Azalea Festival's second annual 'Paws on Parade'. 

Community comes together to celebrate New Hanover Co. young man with autism’s birthday

The community came together, continuing a tradition of wishing a young man with autism happy birthday.