Stories tagged: "veterans"


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.

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Study Shows Veterans Are Overcharged for Mortgage Loans

The study shows that veterans who get approved for a mortgage loan pay more for the loan than the average person.

President Donald Trump removes his mask as he stands on the Blue Room Balcony upon returning to the White House after leaving Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 2.
White House Cherry Picks When to Contact Trace, Putting Vets’ Families in Danger

The Trump administration discreetly warned a veterans group of potential COVID-19 exposure from a White House event five days before the president announced his positive diagnosis to the public. This is the first-known notice given to visitors of the White House where more than 34 staffers have reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

In this file photo, Jill Biden speaks in Philadelphia in 2016. The potential First Lady made three stops in NC Tuesday to campaign on behalf of her husband, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. (Image via Shutterstock)
‘We Are Going to Do This Together’: Jill Biden Calls For Unity, Touts Joe Biden’s Resilience in NC Visit

Jill Biden had a busy day in NC Tuesday, speaking with veterans and holding rallies in Greenville and Fayetteville.