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Homeless man bikes across country for Veterans and Their Pets

One homeless veteran is making a difference one pedal at a time. Harold Palmquist and his sidekick Daisy are biking across the country to raise awareness for the organization, Veterans and Their Pet
Rep. David Rouzer, Wilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark and Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo take part in a wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknown Solider at Arlington National Cemetery on May 1, 2017. (Photo: Rep. David Rouzer/Facebook)
3 weeks ago
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Saffo, Rivenbark, Rouzer lay wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

A unique honor for Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Councilman Charlie Rivenbark and Rep. David Rouzer.
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2 months ago
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VA urges ‘hiring surge’ to reduce veterans’ appeals backlog

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning of a rapidly growing backlog for veterans who seek to appeal decisions involving disability benefits. It says it will need much more staff even as money remains in question due to a tightening Trump administration budget.
3 months ago
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Facebook post on VA treatment of patients sparks outrage

A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they took pictures and posted them to Facebook.
4 months ago
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US agrees to pay billions to Marines affected by toxic water

The Obama administration has agreed to provide disability benefits totaling more than $2 billion to veterans who had been exposed to contaminated drinking water while assigned to Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
5 months ago
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Rep. Rouzer on Wilmington VA Clinic and combat-injured vet bill

In a one-on-one interview with Rep. David Rouzer, we spoke about combat-injured veterans and got an update on the Wilmington VA Clinic. We also learned how more than 550 wounded veterans in North Carolina could benefit from a bill he wrote that President Obama recently signed into law.
5 months ago
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CFCC students build dog houses to raise money for veteran scholarships

Students at Cape Fear Community College are getting into the giving spirit by raising money to help veterans go to school. The carpentry students at CFCC's North Campus built ten dog houses for their final project this semester and now they are selling them to raise money for a scholarship fund for veteran students at the college.
6 months ago
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‘Life saving’ dogs graduate paws4people program

paws4people hosted their fifth annual event to celebrate the hard work of their clients, students and of course their dogs.
6 months ago
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Volunteers give veteran’s home some TLC

More than 20 volunteers came together Thursday to make repairs on a veteran's home in Southport.
6 months ago
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Veterans protest at college that stopped flying US flags

Veterans were protesting at a western Massachusetts college facing criticism from around the country for its decision to stop flying U.S. flags after students allegedly burned a flag in protest of Donald Trump's presidential election.