A new Veterans Affairs health clinic is on track to open in eastern North Carolina in 2013.
U.S. Reps. G.K. Butterfield and Walter Jones said the VA awarded a contract earlier this week to build the new clinic in Greenville.
The clinic will provide a number of special services, including optometry, podiatry and mental health services. Officials say it can provide services to 20,000 veterans. The current clinic can serve just 8,000 vets.
Gilbane Development Company won the contract to build the new clinic, which is scheduled to open in late 2013.
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