RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Two nursing homes will open in North Carolina in the next few months to serve veterans.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported ( the North Carolina Division of Veterans Affairs is opening homes in Kinston and Black Mountain.

The skilled nursing homes each will be able to serve 100 elderly veterans.

Greg Hughes with the Durham VA Medical Center says he's glad for the additional spaces. The Durham VA Medical Center will supervise medical care at the home in Kinston.

The Ashville VA Medical Center will handle the new facility in Black Mountain.

Other skilled nursing facilities for veterans are in Salisbury, Fayetteville and Durham. Each has from 100 to 120 beds.

The new homes were built with funding from the state and the U.S. Veterans Affairs Department.

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