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America’s oldest living World War II veteran turns 112

Richard Overton, the oldest living World War II veteran, turned 112 on Friday. Overton, who is also the oldest man in America, was born in 1906.

Good Samaritans carry NC WWII veteran to wife’s grave to pay respects

Two Good Samaritans helped an elderly military veteran pay respects to his late wife.

WWII veteran revisits ship decades after serving on USS North Carolina

A special visitor stopped by the USS North Carolina, a World War II Veteran who took a long-awaited walk down memory lane aboard the ship. 

Sorority saves the last dance for World War II veteran

Sorority members from the University of Southern Mississippi made the wish of a 92-year-old World War II veteran come true.

Veteran who survived blast receives unusual penis transplant

A veteran who lost his genitals from a blast in Afghanistan has received the world's most extensive penis transplant, and doctors said Monday he is recovering well and expected to leave the hospital this week.

Fort Bragg veteran inaccurately declared dead

81-year-old Charles Covell of Fayetteville was surprised to learn that he had been declared dead by the Veterans Affairs Department last month.

Marine veteran uses family birthdays to win Cash 5 jackpot

Gerald Martin of Midway Park said he had family on his mind when he picked the numbers that won him a $120,427 Cash 5 jackpot.

He built a food pantry in his lawn for the hungry. His town followed

This summer, Roman Espinoza put up what he called a “blessing box” on his lawn. What his small gesture ended up doing is reveal a town’s big heart.

Undercover video shows nurses laughing as WWII vet dies

Two nurses lost their licenses after a TV station persuaded courts to unseal a video secretly recorded by the family of a man who died in their care.

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Dozens of area deputies travel to DC for inauguration security

As the inauguration is set to take place Wednesday, dozens of local law enforcement will be at the nation's capital to assist with security efforts.

Future of downtown confederate statue bases remain uncertain

More than half a year after confederate statues were taken down in Wilmington, their future, and that of the bases they were attached to, remain uncertain. 

Two NC lawmakers who contract COVID were on same hunting trip

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon of Brunswick County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office.

Portion of Wrightsville Ave. closed for emergency sewer repair

A portion of Wrightsville Avenue closed to traffic on Tuesday so crews could make an emergency sewer repair.