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Q: Why do it take so long for people at dss to answer pjone it took me no lie from 17 of feb til 28 then 430 automtic machine real lazy (Randolph )
by confused
Q: I have been waiting on my food stamps since november and still Havent got nothing and the people from the dss never call me back is there and thing i could do? (Mecklenburg )
by nicole
Q: How can I find out when something will be on my food stamp card in Winston Salem, NC Thanksgiving will be here soon and I don't have anything on my card yet!!
by Chill
Q: Any idea how behind the EBT is in Iredell county? The voice mail of my worker says they are running 3-4 months behind. However, we are now 4 months and 1 week behind and no word on what will happen next! I cannot believe that no one seems to care about families and especially kids going hungry! Especially now, so close to Thanksgiving and Christmas! I never thought they would let this go on this long with no end in sight! (Iredell )
by Mary in Statesville
Q: did not get my food stamps on the 17th... is there a delay in our food stamps coming to our ebt card? (Union )
by penni
Q: how can as local bbq business (Blue Ridge BBQ) be serving homegrown pork that is not usda inspected, be reported to the local health department and still be running a business out of a trailer and still serviing to the pulic? Their business on main st was closed due to legal issues but not cited for the meat infractions of unispected meat and meat not prepared in a commercial kitchen. how bad does it have to be before someting is dne...a massive illness from the pork they serve? (Haywood )
by concerned
Q: Has anyone actually gotten a person to answer how long the delays are? Just wondering if checking our EBT balance everyday is even worth it? (Iredell )
by mykidsrbbj
A: We were due June 13th and finally recieved EBT on November 15th.
by Mary in Statesville
Q: I haven't recieved my food stamps card yet its been 11 days
by asandww
A: Good luck I've been without food stamps in 3 months
by jad
Q: Is Johnston County EBT effected because I don't see any Johnston Co. people on this page? (Johnston )
by Joe Hungry
Q: I sent in re-certification for Food Stamps application and have not heard from anyone in a month. (Randolph )
by Concerned
Q: Why the heck dies the Goverment or the social service warn us about the glitches in the system that they know will cause delays. We may be able to plan ahead instead of one day be shocked to have no food. I live in Transylvania county NC . I had to recertify for Foodstamps for this month, Oct. which I did as fast as I got the paper work, I turned it in. I dud not receive the usual letter of approval. Today is the 7th of Oct my card has zero balance. It should have been deposited on the 5th. I have a severeral disabled medically fragile child who I am the sloe caregiver of. Opi have stayed at home and took care of him, I can't work outside the home. Before he became disabled I worked several jobs. His meducaud has also been messed up since July the 1st. Because of the new N.C tracks software program, he's 9 and they have him listed as adult cap instead of cap c. For children. I struggle everyday now the worry of from the ignorance of our Goverment, thank you n.C Governer you knew this was going to happen and you pushed for it to all go live, and iron out the glitches later. Of course that does not affect you and your family. Disgusted in our politicians, they have out the USA to shame in so many areas.
by Kaye
Q: Killer bees
by Luis
Q: when will we be getting our food stamps. Its been months???
by TEL
Q: Rabies clinic free (Sampson )
by worrief
Q: WHY DON'T I HAVE MY FOODSTAMPS! (Forsyth )
by Hungry1
Q: I am 7 weeks without food stamps in Wake County & am frustrated with the delay. Is 7 weeks normal or should I be concerned? (Wake )
by Worried
Q: when will the delay in food stamps be over for Iredell county NC
by mkh
Q: Why have I not received any food stamps this month? (Harnett )
by qween
Q: If my 4 year old has been diagnosed with Hand,mouth and foot disease is there anywhere in the county or state I should notify? I have already notified his daycare. (Cumberland )
by ConcernedMom
A: you should get another opinion because they told me my son had the same thing when he was young his hands and feet was peeling deep I got another opinion and found it wasn't that it was an elergic reaction to cefzil antibiotic the symtoms are alike
by belinda
Q: will I EVER GET MY FOOD STAMPS. I have been waiting for 2 weeks now.
by mkh
Q: is there a delay on ebt card (Lincoln )
by anonymous
Q: Does anyone know how long of a delay it is for the food stamps in Wake county? I'm going on 3 months and still waiting.... (Wake )
by bellblu
Q: I have there kids and two grandkids when am I gonna recurve Mt foodstamps (Iredell )
by angrymom
A: I wish I knew! We recertified in June. We should have got ebt on July 13th. I called and they said 2-3 wks. Then, after 3 weeks, I called and they said a month. I called after the full month, and the recording says 1 &1/2 months. They just keep adding time! My husband is disabled and we have 4 kids. You can try the local food banks, but it really is not enough. Pray that they get their act together...SOON!!!
by Momof4
Q: rabies clinic (Rowan )
by anonymous
Q: has anyone still waiting for their food stamps in cabarrus county 04/05/13 (Cabarrus )
by anonymous
Q: How many wild hogs are killed in Hyde Co. each year?
by Mike
Q: overdose deaths (Ashe )
by rena
Q: Do yo have the kinship navigator program tlc (Union )
by tlc
Q: Operation fan relief (Clay )
by pam
Q: Do we have feral hogs in Alleghany county? (Alleghany )
by Spurlin

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Puppy found in Craven County tested positive for rabies
North Carolina
The Craven County Health Department has issued a public health alert after a puppy tested positive for rabies.
September 19 2014
NC Youth Tobacco Survey Finds Fewer Students Smoking Cigarettes
North Carolina
The latest North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey finds fewer of the state's middle and high school students are smoking cigarettes. However, more are using other tobacco products like e-cigarettes, hookah pipes and snuff.
September 19 2014
Rabid puppy found in Havelock dumpster
North Carolina
The first case of rabies in a Craven County domestic animal in years was confirmed Friday by the North Carolina State Lab.
September 19 2014
Taking care of business
Hudson, North Carolina
Lumberton Chamber delegates attend summit in D.C. WASHINGTON — The Lumberton Area Chamber of Commerce took a group of 20 delegates to the nation’s capital last week to attend Congressman Mike McIntyre’s 18th annual Taking Care of Business summit.
September 19 2014
Vidant Health proposes regional hub at Onslow Memorial
North Carolina
Greenville-based Vidant Health rallied for support in Onslow County this week, when the nine-hospital group aired plans to transform Onslow Memorial Hospital into its first regional hub.
September 19 2014
State highlights: Los Angeles' new mental health program; N.C. considers Medicaid expansion; N.
North Carolina
The $756,000 initiative marks one of the county's most significant attempts to find a better way to treat people who have mental illness and wind up in the criminal justice system by offering them transitional housing, medical treatment and job-hunting help. Officials say the pilot program will start in Van Nuys and initially help 50 people at a time, but it is expected to spread throughout the ...
September 19 2014
BP, Randolph Oil team to offer local grants
Asheboro, North Carolina
ASHEBORO — At least one lucky Randolph County non-profit will be enjoying a surprise grant this year.
September 19 2014
Candidates Divided Over Issues at Forum
North Carolina
Medicaid expansion, teacher pay raises and the voter identification law illustrate strong divisions between the two candidates running for state Senate.
September 19 2014
Girl said Uzi was too much for her
Comfort, North Carolina
Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder.
September 19 2014
Teen sues over phony Montgomery County school psychologist
Comfort, North Carolina
An 18-year-old from Montgomery County is suing the county and the estate of a man who masqueraded as a school psychologist for more than a decade.
September 19 2014
Career academy to screen documentary as fundraiser
Thomasville, North Carolina
The advisory board of Yadkin Valley Regional Career Academy will host a fundraiser screening at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 29 of the 2013 documentary "If You Build It" at the Edward C. Smith Civic Center as part of its third annual community forum.
September 18 2014
Old landfill discovered near Sullivan's Park
North Carolina
A construction crew was excavating a trench for the Jackson Park Sewer Interceptor near Sullivan's Park in July when workers made an interesting discovery.
September 18 2014
Phononic Unleashes the Power of Solid State Cooling and Heating for Laboratories, Research Centers
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Phononic, a consumer products company reinventing cooling and heating, today unveiled its innovative new family of refrigerators for laboratories, research centers and medical facilities. The company also ...
September 18 2014
Hospital sale over, but when can we get our money?
North Carolina
Although the ink is dry on the sale of Haywood Regional Medical Center, how much the county will get for the hospital remains a moving target. It could be years, in fact, before anyone knows for sure.
September 18 2014
Son of Civil War soldier honored
Hertford, North Carolina
New Bern native Luke P. Martin Jr., whose father was a former slave and became a Union soldier during the Civil War. Craven County is going to declare Thursday as Luke Martin Jr. Day.
September 18 2014
NC agency reviewing Medicaid expansion options
North Carolina
North Carolina's health secretary says her agency is collecting information for Gov. Pat McCrory to offer him possible options for expanding Medicaid coverage under the federal health care overhaul.
September 18 2014
WV, Va. pipeline proposal spawns coalition
Alliance, North Carolina
Allegheny-Blue Ridge Alliance members are fearful the path of the 550-mile energy project will trample on some of the most ecologically sensitive areas in the Eastern United States. The coalition has not taken a stand on the pipeline.
September 18 2014
Virgo teacher receives top physical education honors
Alliance, North Carolina
Rebecca Clark has been named North Carolina's 2014 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.
September 18 2014
Craven leaders approve bid for new water plant
Supply, North Carolina
The Craven County Board of Commissioners approved a contract Monday for a new county water supply, treatment and distribution system to be completed in 2016.
September 17 2014
Fracking opponents: What they said
Webster, North Carolina
“We want unannounced reviews and inspections by DENR. It’s like a drug test. You tell them they’re going to be drug tested? They’re clean. So we want unannounced inspections, number one. We want records kept for a minimum of 50 years, not 5 years. We want no wide-range variances on regulations.
September 17 2014
NEW INFO: Funeral set for former Hyde County Superintendent killed in accident
North Carolina
Family members will greet friends on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Soule United Methodist Church, 20421 US Highway 264, Swan Quarter, NC. 
September 17 2014
Fitch Affirms Winston-Salem, NC's Water & Sewer Revs at 'AA+'; Outlook Stable
Winston Salem, North Carolina
Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on Winston-Salem, NC :
September 17 2014
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy
Gulf, North Carolina
It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.
September 17 2014
Forget the Bookmobile—This Town's Getting a Farmers Market On Wheels
North Carolina
Summer interns can do more than fetch coffee and fix the photocopier. In Guilford County, North Carolina, an intern’s experience with a family-owned food truck is helping bring fresh food to the area’s 24 food deserts. More than 60,000 residents of Guilford County live more than a mile from a supermarket, more than 20 percent live below the poverty line, and many don’t have cars.
September 17 2014
6 die in fire at eastern North Carolina home
Star, North Carolina
A fire swept through a mobile home in eastern North Carolina early Saturday, killing six people, authorities said.
September 17 2014
Dr. Campbell: New drug may be heart health game changer
Star, North Carolina
A new drug may reduce risk for death in congestive heart failure (CHF) and many scientists consider this to be a blockbuster game changing therapy.
September 17 2014
Shelby Council denies use of land for solar farm
Shelby, North Carolina
Published: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 06:21 PM. SHELBY - After almost two hours of listening to debate Monday for and against the instillation of a solar farm on land near Beaver Dam Church Road and Crest Middle School, the city council denied the resolution for the rezoning of land.
September 17 2014
Cunningham: Build affordable care
North Carolina
Disease prevention is the cornerstone on which eastern North Carolina and its medical care community must build an affordable health care system, according to the east’s top health educator.
September 17 2014
Dean: Build affordable care
North Carolina
Disease prevention is the cornerstone on which eastern North Carolina and its medical care community must build an affordable health care system, according to the east’s top health educator.
September 17 2014
'Hard-working' neighbor killed in Sanford house fire
Matthews, North Carolina
A Sanford woman says her neighbor of 30 years died early Sunday morning in a house fire
September 16 2014
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