Sequester http://wunc.org en Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits Fort Bragg http://wunc.org/post/secretary-defense-chuck-hagel-visits-fort-bragg <p>Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel paid a visit to Fort Bragg Monday.&nbsp; In a town-hall style meeting <a href="http://triad.news14.com/content/top_stories/696465/secretary-of-defense-hagel-visits-fort-bragg">broadcast live on News-14 Carolina</a>, Hagel faced tough questions from the Ft. Bragg community, which has been hit hard with budget cuts caused by sequestration.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 13:29:35 +0000 Sam Sanders 19042 at http://wunc.org Secretary Of Defense Chuck Hagel Visits Fort Bragg Fort Bragg Cancels Fireworks Show, Fayetteville Fills The Gap http://wunc.org/post/fort-bragg-cancels-fireworks-show-fayetteville-fills-gap <p>Ft. Bragg has<a href="http://www.fortbraggmwr.com/july4th/"> canceled their annual 4th of July fireworks show</a>, due to sequestration cuts. Officials there say they just couldn't handle the $80,000 in overtime costs for the annual show. People in the area organized to donate money to save the event, but any donations sent to Ft. Bragg can't be earmarked to one specific program, like the fireworks. Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:15:00 +0000 Sam Sanders 18202 at http://wunc.org Fort Bragg Cancels Fireworks Show, Fayetteville Fills The Gap NC Military Bases Brace For Teacher Furloughs http://wunc.org/post/nc-military-bases-brace-teacher-furloughs <p>Teachers at North Carolina's military bases are preparing for up to five furlough days due to cuts from the sequester.&nbsp;</p><p>The Department of Defense says instructors and other nine-month employees can expect mandatory days off after the next school year starts.&nbsp; Marilee Fitzgerald is the director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, which oversees schools at military bases.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 12:04:23 +0000 Will Michaels 15936 at http://wunc.org NC Military Bases Brace For Teacher Furloughs Meals On Wheels Feel The Pinch Of The Sequester http://wunc.org/post/meals-wheels-feel-pinch-sequester <p>The automatic budget cuts or sequester handed down from Washington are starting to affect North Carolina organizations that serve seniors.&nbsp; <a href="http://www.wakemow.org/">Meals on Wheels of Wake County</a> says they got the news last week.&nbsp; Sequestration means they will lose funding that equates to 12,000 meals a year.&nbsp; Alan Winstead, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Wake County, says he’s confident they will find alternative funding to continue serving hot lunches to 1,300 seniors a day, but the budget cuts have other implications.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:22:27 +0000 Leoneda Inge 13739 at http://wunc.org Meals On Wheels Feel The Pinch Of The Sequester Fort Bragg Cancels 4th Of July Celebration http://wunc.org/post/fort-bragg-cancels-4th-july-celebration <p>Fort Bragg has held its annual 4th of July celebration for more than three decades. The event that <em>Parade Magazine</em> placed on <a href="http://www.parade.com/news/2011/06/01-americas-bucket-list.html">its 2011 'bucket list'</a> of essential American experiences has been canceled.&nbsp; Post officials say sequestration cuts that took effect last month forced the move.&nbsp; Spokesman Tom McCollum says the celebration has been a popular tradition. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 09:01:00 +0000 Gurnal Scott 13546 at http://wunc.org Fort Bragg Cancels 4th Of July Celebration Sequester Hits Durham Schools http://wunc.org/post/sequester-hits-durham-schools <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local school districts are bracing for funding cuts due to the federal sequestration. In Durham, the cuts from sequestration could be as much as $1.7 million. In Wake County - a much larger district - the same sequester cuts would total about $11 million.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">And it's the most vulnerable students who will be affected.</span></p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 17:10:08 +0000 Dave DeWitt 11952 at http://wunc.org Sequester Hits Durham Schools How Will The Sequester Impact North Carolina? http://wunc.org/post/how-will-sequester-impact-north-carolina <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;N</span>o grand bargain has been reached between the White House and Congress on a budget, leaving some North Carolinians wondering how&nbsp;hard the sequester will &nbsp;hit the state. Fri, 01 Mar 2013 17:00:51 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 11239 at http://wunc.org