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Food Stamps

USDA says NC health agency met food stamp deadline

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The federal government is 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 social service offices. Full story...
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Wos: NC ready to meet food stamp deadline

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Just a week after North Carolina's health secretary said it would be difficult to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month, she now says it's possible. Full story...
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NC coming up against another food stamp deadline

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North Carolina's health secretary says it will be "extremely difficult" to erase a backlog of outstanding food stamp applications by the end of the month to comply with demands from federal regulators. Full story...
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Progress made in backlog of food stamp applications

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Officials at the state Department Health and Human Services say they have made significant progress in clearing a backlog of food stamp applications ahead of a federal deadline next week. Full story...
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McCrory says he talked energy with Obama

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Gov. Pat McCrory says President Obama's visit to North Carolina this week gave him the opportunity to talk about energy exploration and clear the air about case backlogs within the state's food stamp program. Full story...
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NC warned to fix food stamp applications problems

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Federal regulators have warned North Carolina's health agency to address problems within its computer system to process food stamp applications or face monetary consequences. Full story...
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Food Stamp recipients to see benefit adjustments

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Food stamp recipients will see additional changes to their benefit amounts in coming months, with an increase in October followed by a decrease in November. Full story...
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Elizabethtown man arrested for food stamp fraud

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videoA Bladen County man is in jail charged with illegally selling a food stamp card. Elizabethtown Police arrested Richard Ziglar, 51, recently, and charged him with felony selling an Electronic Food and Nutrition Benefit (EBT) card. Full story...
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NC families go hungry as food assistance delayed

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North Carolina's food banks are struggling to serve huge numbers of hungry people as problems with a new state computer system have delayed processing of food stamp applications, often by months. Full story...
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Police: Man stabs wife over food stamps

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video A Wilmington man is in jail after police say he stabbed his wife during a fight over their food stamps. Full story...
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