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USDA Says NC Health Agency Met Food Stamp Deadline

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The federal government says it’s satisfied that North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has met the final deadline to whittle down its backlog of food stamp applications at local […]

04/16/2014

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NC: We’ve Reasonably Met Food Stamp Deadline

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s health secretary says she believes the state has “reasonably achieved” the goal of meeting a federal deadline to resolve a backlog of food stamp applications although some cases are […]

04/02/2014

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Wos: NC Ready To Meet Food Stamp Deadline

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s health secretary said Wednesday that she thought it would be possible to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month, a task that […]

03/20/2014

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NC Warned To Fix Food Stamp Applications Problems

Federal regulators have warned North Carolina’s health agency to resolve delays in processing food stamp applications, or face losing federal money to run the program.

01/09/2014

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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NC Families Go Hungry As Food Assistance Delayed

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Rahab Kinity didn’t expect to be hungry. The 38-year-old single mother supported herself and her teenage son working two jobs as a medical assistant, managing to save enough to buy a […]

09/20/2013

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Poverty In America: Facts About Welfare

(CBS Charlotte) — Too often, poor Americans are judged, criticized and labeled simply because they do not make a lot of money or because they are “welfare dependent.” There are a plethora of stereotypes that […]

CBS Charlotte–06/21/2013

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NC To Require Criminal Background Checks On Those Seeking Welfare

Some North Carolina legislators agreed Tuesday to require county social service workers to perform criminal background checks on people seeking welfare and food stamps, but the legislation provides no money to pay for the reviews.

04/03/2013

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Bill Requires NC Welfare, Food Stamp Crime Checks

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some North Carolina legislators want social service workers to perform criminal checks on welfare and food stamp requests to ensure law-abiding people get federal benefits first. The House Health and Human […]

04/02/2013

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S.C. Lawmaker Challenges Haley To Use Food Stamps

A South Carolina lawmaker is challenging Gov. Nikki Haley and the state’s DSS director to try to eat healthy foods on a food stamp budget for one week.

02/23/2013

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