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Marine: 'This was my way of saying goodbye'

Staff Sgt. Adel Manuel Abudayeh, who served 14 years in the Marines and was injured in Iraq in 2004 and Afghanistan in 2009, talks about using art to tell the story that he cannot express with words. Abudayeh's clay sculpture, 'Peace At Last,' is one of the pieces on display at the NC Museum of History as part of an exhibit of paintings and sculptures produced by Camp Lejeune Marines as a means of recovering from their physical and emotional scars. The exhibit, “Healing the Warrior’s Heart through Art,” is sponsored by the American Red Cross.

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Sunflowers are here, but only for a short time

For the next few weeks, thousands of radiant sunflowers will be blooming along the Neuse River Greenway Trail in Raleigh, NC, drawing spectators from all around the Triangle.
Jeremy Frieling jfrieling@newsobserver.com
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Sunflowers are here, but only for a short time

Fireworks light up the skies over downtown Raleigh on the Fourth of July 1:19

Fireworks light up the skies over downtown Raleigh on the Fourth of July

Marine: 'This was my way of saying goodbye' 1:19

Marine: 'This was my way of saying goodbye'

Getting dirty and having fun during Mud Day at Walnut Creek Wetland Center 0:55

Getting dirty and having fun during Mud Day at Walnut Creek Wetland Center