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.
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.
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.
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.
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.