Category: Military and Safety

  • Hudson, two N.C. colleagues call on Biden to cancel Putin meeting

    Three members of North Carolina’s congressional delegation have signed a letter urging President Biden to postpone a meeting this week with Russian leader Vladimir Putin. They cite concerns about “a string of cyberattacks originating in Russia,” according to a news release. U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson, R-8th District, served as…

  • Concealed carry bill heads to Cooper’s desk

    The N.C. legislature has passed a bill that would allow someone with a concealed carry permit to carry a handgun onto property that is both a church and a school, but only during non-school hours. The bill heads to the desk of Gov. Roy Cooper. Current law makes carrying a…

  • They are buried in North Carolina

    Buried in Northeastern Cemetery in Rocky Mount, North Carolina is George Foxe (1940-1965). Foxe served in the 7th Cavalry in Vietnam; the infamous unit previously commanded by Gen. George Armstrong Custer. If you’ve read the book “We Were Soldiers Once . . . and…

  • ‘No Veteran Left Behind Act’ passes House committee

    House Bill 370, No Veteran Left Behind Act, on Tuesday, April 13, cleared the House Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs Committee. The bill, which heads to the Appropriations committee, is designed to help improve how local law enforcement and first responders assist and respond to veterans in crisis.

  • N.C. lawmakers file ‘No Veteran Left Behind Act’

    A bill introduced by House Majority Leader John Bell, R-Wayne, is meant to help improve crisis intervention and services for veterans suffering from mental health and substance abuse issues. House Bill 370, No Veteran Left Behind Act, creates a pilot program for several military and veteran heavy counties in…

  • Senate passes new bill to require cooperation with ICE

    The state Senate has passed a new version of a bill that would require N.C. sheriffs to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, two years after Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a similar effort. The new bill, however, has a major concession: It only requires sheriffs…

  • SAVE Act would give advanced practice nurses more authority, autonomy

    Lawmakers have introduced a pair of bills that would give broader scope-of-practice opportunities for advanced practice registered nurses in North Carolina. Senate Bill 249 and House Bill 277, both known as the 2021 SAVE Act, would reform nursing regulations to allow medical professionals — such as nurse practitioners…