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Veterans

Former Miss America to reign over Azalea Festival

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video Heather French Henry won the crown of Miss America in 2000. She is also a fashion designer with her own clothing line. As Miss America and since, Henry has traveled the nation championing veteran's issues. That dedication ties into this year's Azalea Festival's focus on honoring the military. Full story...
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VA to enroll area veterans for health benefits

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The VA Rural Health Team is coming to Wilmington and Leland. Veterans in the Wilmington and Leland areas can enroll in the VA Health Care System. Full story...
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Hagan wants more tax cuts for military hires

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan wants to expand a tax credit offered to businesses who hire military veterans. Full story...
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Gravely crew to help next Honor Flight

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Two months after coming to town for the commissioning of their Navy destroyer, the crew of the USS Gravely is giving back to our community. Full story...
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Hands held high for veterans

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The first State Park dedicated to military veterans is almost complete. Full story...
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Survivors remember Pearl Harbor 69 years later

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video A bitter cold Pearl Harbor Day could not keep area veterans from remembering the event at North Carolina's World War II Memorial. They remembered the event that brought America into World War II. They remembered those who fell and honored those still with us. Full story...
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CFPUA's delayed billing cycle makes it impossible for disabled vet to pay bills

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video It's been a never ending battle with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority for one disabled veteran. Talmadge Pearce is just one of many people in New Hanover County, who do without water because of billing problems by the water monopoly. Full story...
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Gravely crew gets historical perspective from Navy veterans

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video During a lunch hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, sailors young and old compared military life. They found both similarities and differences. Full story...
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Job fair focuses on veterans

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A day after America took time to honor veterans, the Employment Security Commission held its third annual Employ a Vet Job Fair. Full story...
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Free food and car washes for Veterans

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Businesses honored the people who have served and are actively serving our country today. This coming Monday is "all-you-can-eat" buffet for veterans at Golden Corral from 5:00 - 9:00 pm. Full story...
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Memorial honors WWII aviators

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New Hanover County is already home to the state's World War II memorial. Today, the county's World War II flying aces received a very special honor. Full story...
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Football tailgate party benefits more than football fans

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The event was organized locally by Hell's Kitchen. People got to check out a game on the big screens under the big tent. Step Up for Soldiers was also accepting donations. Full story...
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Veteran who helped other vets killed in car crash

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video A man who dedicated his life to helping veterans find jobs died in a car crash this morning. Milton Daniel Peninger was a Vietnam veteran himself. Full story...
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Veterans, leaders address benefit concerns

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video They helped protect our country. Now local veterans want some help and protection for themselves. Hundreds met with lawmakers today at a town hall meeting to hash out the issues. Full story...
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Veterans Prepare for Honor Flight

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video Its called the Honor Flight, a free trip to our nations capitol for World War II veterans. Its their chance to see the World War II Memorial up close for the first time. Full story...
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