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Veterans

CAUGHT ON CAMERA: Suspects sought in pig cooker theft from VFW

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's detectives are looking for help identifying two people and a vehicle wanted in connection with a them from the VFW post in Supply. Full story...
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Veterans Affairs holds Agent Orange town hall meeting in Wilmington

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video Veterans from all over the United States came to Wilmington to fight for a cause at the Agent Orange town hall meeting. Full story...
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House easily approves bill to speed vets' care

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The House has overwhelmingly approved legislation to allow patients facing long waits for care at Veterans Affairs facilities to get VA-paid treatment from local doctors. Full story...
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Audit: Over 57,000 awaiting initial VA visits

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video The Veterans Affairs Department says more than 57,000 patients are still waiting for initial medical appointments at VA hospitals and clinics 90 days or more after requesting them. An additional 64,000 who enrolled in the VA health care system over the past 10 years have never had appointments. Full story...
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Living History Crew brings USS North Carolina to life

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videoThe Battleship North Carolina held its first Battleship Alive weekend of the year. The Living History Crew makes four appearances throughout the year. Full story...
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Local veterans react to VA chief's resignation

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videoPresident Obama announced this morning he accepted VA Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation. Shinseki has been under fire ever since the scandal surrounding the care of veterans at VA facilities surfaced. Now vets in our area are speaking out about issues in the VA that caused serious delays for those needing care. Full story...
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SECU donates millions for Veteran's Memorial Walkway at Battleship

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video The State Employees' Credit Union announced a big donation that will soon make a Veteran's Memorial Walkway around the Battleship North Carolina come to life. Full story...
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Local veterans cite issues with area VA facilities

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videoAs President Obama promises to fix problems with the Department of Veterans Affair, veterans we spoke with in Wilmington said they are certainly concerned about what's happening with the VA. Full story...
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Obama: Any misconduct at VA will be punished

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videoPresident Barack Obama says if there's misconduct at the Department of Veterans Affairs, it will be punished. Obama says if the allegations of misconduct prove to be true, it is dishonorable and disgraceful. Full story...
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NC community college rate break for vets proposed

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges. Full story...
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Welcome home Vietnam Vets decades after their service

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videoThe Vietnam Veterans were doing a job their country asked them to do, yet many of them never had a proper "Welcome home." Now, a local ceremony will honor them how many argue they should have been honored. Full story...
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Texas based non-profit looks to help local veterans

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videoA Texas based non-profit agency aimed at preventing homelessness among veterans expanded to North Carolina this year. Family Endeavors opened offices in Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Jacksonville. Combined, the three offices work with more than 40 counties across the state. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America falls far short of Wilmington goal

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videoTo honor fallen heroes during the holidays Wreaths Across America aims to put a wreath on all graves in the nation's veterans cemeteries. But here in Wilmington a majority of the graves will go undecorated. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland couple won't accept donations, sells possessions to pay medical bill

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video Times are tough for a lot of people, but a Navy veteran and his wife are trying to stay afloat, while keeping their pride and a positive perspective. Full story...
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Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers in Wilmington

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video Organization is still thousands of wreaths short in their goal to memorialize 5,000 fallen soldiers in the Wilmington National Cemetery. Full story...
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