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Veterans

Pearl Harbor survivors sought for 73rd anniversary commemoration

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video A local group that honors the history of World War II is looking for Pearl Harbor survivors for an annual event. Full story...
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Mobile Vet Center comes to the Cape Fear

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videoThe Mobile Vet Center is offering information, direction and even some on site services to veterans who may not be able to veterans who may not be able to reach their nearest veteran services officer. Full story...
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VA clinic delays causing problems for local veteran

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videoVA clinics are facing severe scrutiny across the country. Now, one local veteran is speaking out saying he's facing 'ridiculous' wait times right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues

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For Robert McCauley, the scandal at Veterans Affairs medical centers has touched a nerve. The 67-year-old retired sergeant says he's heard complaints from friends about the long wait to see doctors. Full story...
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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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