Stories tagged: "veterans"


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12 Must-See North Carolina Attractions This Season That Are Free

These spots are perfect for a day trip.

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate, Rep. Ted Budd, R-N.C., addresses the crowd before former President Donald Trump speaks at a rally, April 9, 2022, in Selma, N.C.  (AP Photo/Chris Seward, File)
Congressman Budd’s Lip Service Means Nothing to Veterans 

A U.S. Army veteran from Fayetteville on Republican opposition to the PACT Act, which expands health care for veterans exposed to toxins and burn pits.

Activist and entertainer Jon Stewart hugs fellow advocate Susan Zeier of Sandusky, Ohio, just after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., assured veterans and military family members that the Senate will vote on a bill designed to help millions of veterans exposed to toxic substances during their military service, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. All but 11 lawmakers voted to pass the bill this week. N.C.'s Thom Tillis voted against.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
We Tried to Explain Thom Tillis’ Vote Against Veterans’ Health Care in the PACT Act. It Was Hard.

In a state with more than 13,000 veterans that have been exposed to toxic burn pits, Tillis voted against a bill that he, theoretically, supports.

Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., left, and Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, walk from a policy luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2015. Both GOP senators voted against legislation expanding benefits for veterans exposed to toxic chemicals in service. That includes NC vets exposed to toxic burn pits. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan Legislation to Aid Military — Without Tillis and Burr’s Support

North Carolina’s senators were two of only 14 members of the U.S. Senate to vote against advancing a measure aimed at helping members of the military exposed to toxic fumes.

U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning poses with Bob Gobble, a World War II veteran from North Carolina.
U.S. Rep. Kathy Manning: Why Congress Has to Put More Resources Into Veterans’ Aid

A North Carolina congresswoman on why Congress must do more for veterans.

The Onslow Veterans Pow Wow took place Oct. 2. According to the chair, Sgt. Major Raquel Painter, it was the first pow wow in the area in 20 years. Painter said the annual event is vital to serve North Carolina's high number of Native American veterans.
‘We Honor Warriors’: Jacksonville, NC Marine Starts Pow Wow for Native Vets

A higher percentage of Native Americans serve in the armed forces than any other group. An Onslow County Marine has founded an event to serve them.

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Want to Honor NC’s Military This Veterans Day? Here Are Nine Events Across the State.

North Carolina is home to the 7th-largest military population in the US. That means plenty of chances to honor them this Veterans Day.