Ilario Pantano

North Carolina is taking veterans' affairs into its own hands. Following national allegations surrounding the mistreatment of veterans, the state Division of Veterans’ Affairs has launched a tip hotline to allow citizens and VA care workers to anonymously report misconduct at federal VA facilities. It went live Monday, and call staff claims that phone line is already ringing off the hook.

At a weekend conference to discuss the impact of illegal immigration, politicians, candidates, and activists came to talk, share ideas, and show support for immigration reform.

A conference to discuss illegal immigration brought dozens of people to the Cape Fear Community College Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington on Saturday.

In his second run at the 7th Congressional District seat, Ilario Pantano hopes to face Democratic Incumbent Mike McIntyre in November.