North Carolina News

Average Spending Per Veteran in North Carolina

On January 13, NPR featured a story on how counties vary in terms of benefits spending for veterans. Where a veteran lives may affect how much money is spent on benefits, including health care. Whereas the national average is $6,088, the average spending per veteran is greater in the NC counties in which the VA Medical Centers are located. In terms of medical spending, NC falls below the national average ($8,731 vs. $9,840). Of the four counties where VA Medical […]

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Jan 14 Meeting Postponed

All, Due to the forecast for icy conditions tomorrow, NC Emergency Management will need the Situation Room that we were planning to meet in.   At this time, we will need to postpone our meeting.  We will look for another date next month and get back to you all as soon as possible with a new date. Best wishes Bruce Sprecher

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Top 10 Colleges for Vets

Top 10 Colleges and Universities for Veterans in North Carolina College Factual reviews colleges and universities and publishes the list online in order to help veterans and active duty service members identify schools that are likely to be supportive of them and their unique needs. It recently announced the top 10 colleges/universities for Veterans in the State. Fayetteville State University Campbell University University of North Carolina at Wilmington University of North Carolina at Pembroke Methodist University East Carolina University North […]

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74 Additional HUD-VASH Vouchers Awarded to NC

On December 8, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs jointly announced the awarding of additional supportive housing vouchers for homeless Veterans and their families. The Fayetteville VAMC (Veterans Affairs Medical Center) will oversee 26 vouchers ($162,081) to the Wilmington Housing Authority and 4 vouchers ($24,597) to the Fayetteville Metropolitan Housing Authority. The W.G. “Bill” Hefner VAMC in Salisbury will oversee 18 vouchers ($112,236) to the Housing Authority of the City of Charlotte […]

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Governor Continues to Push for Businesses in North Carolina to Hire Veterans

On November 20, Governor McCrory released a web video urging employers to hire veterans. Watch the video.

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NC DHHS Crisis Solutions Initiative and Mental Health First Aid

DHHS is committed to implementing Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) as part of Governor McCrory’s NC Center for Safer Schools and the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services’ Crisis Solutions Initiative. MHFA is a public education program that introduces participants to risk factors and warning signs of mental illnesses, builds understanding of their impact, and overviews common supports. MHFA uses role-playing and simulations to demonstrate how to offer initial help in a mental health crisis […]

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Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Speaks to NC Medical Society

Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs Speaks to NC Medical Society On November 12, Glenn Batten, Deputy Director of the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs, participated in a panel, Quality Care for Veterans, at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Medical Society. He outlined resources available for veterans throughout the state and encouraged doctors and their veteran patients to call 844-NC4-VETS if they have questions or to visit their website.

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Veterans Treatment Courts in North Carolina

North Carolina is joining other states in establishing veterans treatment courts. The purpose of these courts is to divert veterans from the traditional criminal justice system and link them with programs, benefits, and services they have earned. On November 12, the first veterans treatment court in North Carolina celebrated its first anniversary by graduating six veterans in Harnett County. The next day Gov. McCrory was on hand to celebrate the opening of the second veterans treatment court in Cumberland County. […]

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Veterans Day Free Meals

NC restaurants and retailers are offering free meals and other discounts to service members, veterans, and their spouses on Veterans Day, November 11. Click here to obtain a list of the Veterans Day Free Meals 2014.

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Governor Announces Appointment

Governor Announces Appointment of General Cornell Wilson to the Advisory Committee for Minority Veterans of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) The VA recently appointed General Wilson, the Governor’s Military Affairs Advisor (and Chair of the Governor’s Working Group) to the Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs. The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to advise the Secretary and Congress about benefits and provisions of healthcare and services to minority Veteran. Read more

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