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Winston-Salem Considers Domestic Partner Benefits

A Winston-Salem City Council committee is to consider whether to offer benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

09/08/2014

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Couple In Murder Case Charged With Fraud

An Horry County couple charged with murder in a case involving a missing woman have now been charged with Medical fraud.

06/04/2014

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North Carolina Unemployment Claims Stay Backed Up

It’s unclear whether North Carolina’s unemployment insurance office will meet its goal on clearing a backlog of initial claims that grew as office workers became more deliberative about whether someone qualifies for benefits.

03/05/2014

Paul Ried was on death row for the 1997 series of killings during fast food robberies. (Getty Images)

Woman Sentenced For Social Security Fraud

A Dillon woman has been sentenced to five years’ probation for Social Security fraud.

11/22/2013

North Carolina will resume benefits for poor woman and children. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

North Carolina To Continue WIC Program After Securing Funds

North Carolina state government announced it will resume issuing benefits to poor women and their children through a federally funded program.

10/11/2013

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170K Long-Term Jobless In NC Face Benefits Cutoff

The decision of North Carolina lawmakers to cut the amount and length of state unemployment benefits is taking effect, and that means about 170,000 long-term jobless are losing their last checks.

06/30/2013

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NC Senate OKs Drug Testing Requirement For Welfare

Applicants for North Carolina’s cash and worker-training welfare program would have to undergo a drug test to qualify for benefits and pay for it upfront under a bill approved Monday night by the Republican-led state Senate following debate on whether such a get-tough strategy goes too far.

04/22/2013

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Unemployment Agency Awards Benefits To People Fired For Misconduct

A Senate subcommittee chairman wants to know why South Carolina’s unemployment agency awarded jobless benefits to people fired for misconduct, seemingly disregarding a law signed in June.

08/15/2012

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