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Veterans Administration

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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VFW Commander-in-Chief speaks out on VA issues during Wilmington visit

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videoAs the investigation into what has happened at VA hospitals across the country continues, veterans in the Cape Fear are speaking out. At Wilmington VFW Post 2573 the Commander-in-Chief of the organization made a stop for dinner Thursday night, and the violations at VA hospitals were on his mind as well. Full story...
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McIntyre, Hagan, Burr to attend VA clinic opening; Hagan joins push to end VA backlog

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videoTomorrow's ribbon cutting for Wilmington's VA Super Clinic is bringing out some big names. The facility, which opened this spring at Wilmington International Airport, will provide veterans services including day surgery, mental health, cardiology, women's health and MRIs. Full story...
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VA superclinic opens in Wilmington

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A new veterans clinic next to Wilmington International Airport opened its doors to a few veterans today. Full story...
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Lumberton man gets 5 years for improper benefits

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A Lumberton man has been sentenced to five years in prison for improperly taking benefits from the Veterans Administration. Full story...
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VA fines Navy doc for bringing brain home

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A Navy doctor who let his children handle the brain of a service member and his wife photograph the organ has been fined and faces disciplinary action. Full story...
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Veterans get health help in their own backyard

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Veterans in Wilmington got some help with their health care today. The Rural Health Team from the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville visited the VFW post on Carolina Beach Road. Full story...
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VA's Rural Health Team makes two area visits next week

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Veterans in our area will get a couple of chances next week to get help with their health care. The VA's Rural Health Team is making two stops in our area to enroll veterans in the system, and provide health screenings and information. Full story...
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Brunswick Vet Clinic lease signed, starts in August

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The lease has been signed for a new Veterans Administration clinic in Brunswick County. Rep. Mike McIntyre says the VA will take possession of the site June 1. He says operations are scheduled to begin the first week of August. 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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Accused 'fake Marine' appears in court

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A North Carolina man facing federal charges for posing as a decorated Marine was in court this morning. Michael Hamilton appeared in federal court in Wilmington, where the judge read a list of his charges and possible penalties he could face. Full story...
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Brunswick County getting VA clinic

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Contracting efforts will begin in 30 days with the goal of providing services within four months. Full story...
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