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Local Veterans Day Celebrations

Updated: 11/11/2013 - 75 years after Congress initially approved an act to make Armistice Day a legal holiday, now veterans across America will be honored on Monday.

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NC Veterans Surge Brings Possibilities, Challenges

Posted: 11/10/2013 - North Carolina's elected officials are looking for ways to encourage more military members to remain in the state once they leave the service with jobs, and in some cases give them a second chance.

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Women Heading To Navy Riverine Combat Jobs

Posted: 11/07/2013 - By year's end, a half dozen women are expected to become the first assigned to a Riverine combat company, a battlefront Navy job that is just now opening up to women.

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NC's First Veterans' Treatment Court Opens In Harnett County

Posted: 11/06/2013 - The Harnett County courtroom will handle sentencing for local honorably discharged veterans found guilty of certain misdemeanors or low-level felonies and who may have substance abuse or mental health problems.

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Walter Jones Challenger Switches Parties, Thigpen Now Democrat

Posted: 11/01/2013 - An Iraq War veteran campaigning for Congress in eastern North Carolina against U.S. Rep. Walter Jones has changed his party registration from Republican to Democrat, saying the tea party has made the GOP too extreme.

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Camp Lejeune Marines, Sailor Receive Purple Heart

Updated: 10/29/2013 - Nine marines and a sailor based at Camp Lejeune, just back from Afghanistan, received the purple heart medal and one Marine received the Navy and Marine Corps achievement medal for their actions in their support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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WITN Reporter Checks Out Marine Training Firsthand

Updated: 10/25/2013 - Every autumn the Marine Corps puts the few and the proud to the test. The combat fitness test keeps Marines prepared for combat on the ground. Alize Proisy tackled the test to show us the course first hand and learn how it impacts our troops.

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New Beirut Memorial Grove Coming To Jacksonville

Posted: 10/24/2013 - The N.C. Department of Transportation is joining with the City of Jacksonville and the Beirut Memorial Advisory Board to establish a Beirut Memorial Grove to honor the victims of the 1983 bombing that killed 273 service members.

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New River To Honor Beirut Anniversary Early

Updated: 10/18/2013 - Marine Corps Air Station New River is honoring more than 240 Americans killed 30 years ago when terrorist attacked the military barracks in Beirut that was home to a U.S. peacekeeping force.

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