Hagan asks DoD to suspend raises for German workers
2 years ago
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Hagan asks DoD to suspend raises for German workers

Sen. Kay Hagan says if American defense workers have to be furloughed, German workers for the Department of Defense should not get a raise.
Lejeune announces furlough-related closures and changes
2 years ago
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Lejeune announces furlough-related closures and changes

Camp Lejeune will soon start seeing the effects of impending furloughs of Department of Defense civilians. The changes impact everything from the Visitors Center to schools on base.
With Hurricane Season approaching, NWS could face furloughs
2 years ago
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With Hurricane Season approaching, NWS could face furloughs

The federal sequester has already caused flight delays and canceled the 4th of July fireworks at Camp Lejeune. Now it could affect public safety close to home. Wilmington's National Weather Service office is waiting to find out if it will have to furlough forecasters.
Camp Lejeune cancels 4th of July fireworks
2 years ago
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Camp Lejeune cancels 4th of July fireworks

Base leaders at Camp Lejeune have decided to cancel this year's 4th of July event for the public to minimize the fiscal impact on vital programs affected by sequestration.
Troxler worried about cuts on NC meat inspectors
2 years ago
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Troxler worried about cuts on NC meat inspectors

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler is worried that across-the-board federal spending cuts required by Washington could slow meat inspections at North Carolina slaughterhouses and hurt farmers and chicken, beef and bacon consumers.
Obama signs order to begin spending cuts
3 years ago
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Obama signs order to begin spending cuts

President Barack Obama has signed an order authorizing the government to begin cutting $85 billion from federal accounts, officially enacting across-the-board reductions that he opposed but failed to avert.
Town hall meeting focuses on sequester’s effects
3 years ago
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Town hall meeting focuses on sequester’s effects

Concerned Veterans for America held a town hall meeting at the VFW in Wilmington to energize the community to speak out about the sequester. The main discussion today was how federal budget cuts would affect national security.
Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence
3 years ago
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Sequester could have big impact on Coast Guard, Diligence

We're just days away from major federal spending cuts going into effect if the White House and Congress cannot reach a compromise. The sequester is a series of automatic cuts that will affect most government agencies, as well as thousands of people in our area, including the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence.