Former Marine Calvin Hopper says the military paid for his chemotherapy treatments but denied him disability benefits. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/GettyImages)

Vet Denied Disability Despite Doctors Saying Service Caused Cancer

Former Marine Calvin Hopper says water contamination at Camp Lejeune was responsible for his cancer


Authorities say a Marine standing guard at the main gate shot and killed another (Marine. Getty Images)

Marine Guard Shot To Death By Colleague At Camp Lejeune

Authorities say a Marine standing guard shot and killed another guard at the main gate.


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NC Marine Becomes Unit’s 1st Female Sergeant Major

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Lanette Wright has become the first female senior enlisted leader of a Marine Expeditionary Unit. Wright took over Friday from Sgt. Maj. Octaviano Gallegos Jr., who […]


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150 Marines Return To NC Base From Spain Mission

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (AP) — About 150 Marines from Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 365 are coming back to North Carolina after a five-month deployment in Spain. Marine Corps spokeswoman 1st Lt. Sarah […]


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3 Relieved Of Command In Marine Training Accident

JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three officers at Camp Lejeune have been relieved of command following a March training accident in Nevada in which seven Marines were killed. The battalion commander, a company commander and an […]

CBS Charlotte–05/09/2013

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Best Competitions To Get Dirty In Charlotte

If you would rather jump, climb, crawl and scramble over some of the toughest, muddiest ground around all while competing with other dirty minded athletes then read on as I list five of the dirtiest competitions in and around the Charlotte area. These are obstacle courses that are designed to wear you out and make you proud. There’s only one requisite…ya gotta get dirty!


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3 Dead, Including Suspect, In Marine Base Shooting

QUANTICO, Va. (AP) — Three people, including the suspect, were killed in a shooting at Marine Base Quantico, a base spokesman said. It began with a shooting around 11 p.m. Thursday that left one dead, […]

CBS Charlotte–03/22/2013

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Marines Killed In Training Were Young, Lives Ahead

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — They’re called “leathernecks” or “Devil Dogs,” but some of the Marines killed in a desert training accident this week were just a year or so out of high school, their […]

CBS Charlotte–03/21/2013

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Nevada Training Accident Kills 7 NC Unit Marines

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Seven Marines from a North Carolina unit were killed and several injured in a training accident at a military depot in western Nevada that serves as a storage site for munitions […]

CBS Charlotte–03/19/2013

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More Marines Charged Over Corpse Urination Video

Two more Marines face criminal charges over a 2011 YouTube video showing members of a scout sniper platoon urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.




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