North Carolina News

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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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.

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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 […]

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FTCC Ranks 2nd in 2015 Best Career and Technical Colleges

Fayetteville Tech Community College (FTCC) Ranks 2nd in 2015 Best Career and Technical Colleges According to a recent survey, FTCC ranked second and Edgecomb Community College ranked 14th in national rankings based on culture, student support, academic policies, academic quality and financial considerations. A copy of the article can be found here, with a list of the top 36 ranked career, technical, and community colleges here.  

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Report: State needs task force on veterans

A recent report from the General Assembly’s Program Evaluation Division calls on state lawmakers to create a task force for veterans, service members, and their families and for the task force to draft and implement a five-year strategic plan. The report comes on the heels of Executive Order 49, which Governor McCrory signed in April. It created a veterans working group with a goal of “making North Carolina the state of choice for veterans”, in part by fostering collaboration between […]

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