North Carolina News

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 […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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.

Read More

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. […]

Read More

NC4Vets Resource Guide

Just launched – NC4Vets Resource Guide for Veterans, their Dependents and Survivors. Includes information on employment, healthcare, VA benefits, housing personal services, and education. View the Resource Guide

Read More

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.

Read More

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

Read More

Presidential Proclamation

Obama Designates November as Military Family Month October 31 – President Barack Obama today signed a proclamation declaring November as Military Family Month. Click here for the full text of the proclamation.

Read More

Governor Announces Extension of Veteran CDL Training Courses

On October 10, Governor McCrory announced the extension of a military truck driving training program, a joint venture of Johnston County Community College, Fayetteville Technical Community College, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and Fort Bragg. Established in November 2013, 76 former service members have graduated with their commercial driver license certification from one of six sessions. Each session consists of an 8-week program of didactic learning and driving instruction. Two more sessions will be added, and organizers are seeking […]

Read More