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Congressional agency reduces health law sign-up predictions

A report confirms that fewer people than expected are purchasing health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law.

Work, training requirement for food stamp benefits returning

The clock is ticking again on some people in North Carolina to keep getting food stamps while seeking full-time work.

1 death reported from salmonella outbreak at NC restaurant

State health officials say one person has died in connection with a salmonella outbreak at a North Carolina barbecue restaurant.

2nd NC child dies from flu complications

State health officials say a second child in North Carolina has died of complications from the flu. The state Department of Health and Human Services reported the death on its website Friday. While neither the child's age nor identity have been released, the website reports the victim was between 5 and 17 years old and died last week.

Three North Carolina child service offices to close

Three regional North Carolina government offices designed to help the youngest children with developmental delays or mental or physical disabilities are closing, eliminating 170 state employee positions.

Several senior living facilities fined

The NC Department of Health and Human Services has fined several senior living facilities in Wilmington. videoThe Commons at Brightmore paid the state $20,000 for failing to secure bed railings and supervise residents at risk for falls. The fine came after a resident died from their injuries.

State health director resigns after 18 months

North Carolina's state health director resigned Tuesday after 18 months on the job.

NC, feds agree on adult care homes

North Carolina health officials and federal attorneys have reached an agreement that could move thousands of residents in adult care homes with serious mental illness into community housing.

New Hanover Community Action loses Head Start designation

Problems at New Hanover County Community Action have cost the organization its role as a Head Start provider. The US Department of Health and Human Services sent Community Action a letter terminating the group's designation as a Head Start grantee.

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