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Posted: Monday, November 11, 2013 6:45 am

LILLINGTON — North Carolina's latest effort to help those moving off the state's military installations and onto main streets begins this week after the pomp and circumstance of Veterans Day fade.

The state's first veterans' treatment court will gavel Wednesday in Harnett County — a pilot project designed to help veterans with substance abuse or mental health problems now in trouble with the law turn their lives around. Local ex-soldiers and airmen convicted of misdemeanors and low-level felonies and who qualify for and complete the program could see sentences reduced or charges dismissed.

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