Location announced for new VA healthcare facility in Wilmington

Posted by Debra Worley - email

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Plans are underway for a new VA outpatient clinic to be built at the Wilmington International Airport's business park.

The clinic will be equipped with a lab, pharmacy, dental clinic, and specialized services which will save local veterans a trip to the facility in Fayetteville.

"We served our country well, and I was proud and I'd even serve again," said Korean War Veteran Franklin Randolph in a previous report.  "To have to travel the distance for the services we need is awful."

The project is estimated to cost $95 million in federal funds and is expected to open some time in 2011.

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