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VA to build veterans home in Kinston

Posted April 20, 2010

— The Department of Veterans Affairs on Tuesday approved $24.2 million in economic stimulus grants to build veterans homes in Kinston and Swannanoa.

"Our federal-state partnership will provide comfortable and safe housing for North Carolina’s veterans in a caring community,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said in a statement.

The grants will cover 65 percent of the total construction costs for both 100-bed facilities.

Last year, the VA spent nearly $3.4 billion on behalf of North Carolina’s 770,000 veterans, including major medical centers in Asheville, Durham, Fayetteville and Salisbury, 11 outpatient clinics, five veterans centers and four national cemeteries.


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  • Icaretoo Apr 20, 2010

    Unfortunately, this appears to be housing -- not a hospital. They really need a veteran's medical facility in Eastern North Carolina!

  • pbjbeach Apr 20, 2010

    Acess to veterns hospitals are long overdue for the easternpart of north carolina as most veterns from the northeastern parts(counties) have to drive to virginia to acess treatment like to hampton , va or eith that or drive to durham, nc or possibly to richmond va to get vetern care treatment from a hospital thank you

  • joewebb Apr 20, 2010

    Wish they would built a VA hospital in Greenville for Eastern Northern and there is no saying they don't need another one. Some of our veterans have to drive for 2 to 4 hours to get to the one in Durham.

  • Adelinthe Apr 20, 2010

    Thank God they're taking care of people now, instead of letting them walk homeless in the streets with PTSD like they did 20 years or so ago.

    I wonder if they'll have female accommodations there too.

    Praying for all our vets, and for our current service members and their families.

    God bless.


  • garnertoy Apr 20, 2010

    Thats good to have one in the eastern part