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Refuge from heat available at North Carolina government building

The Fayetteville Observer reports that the Cumberland County DSS is opening its auxiliary lobby to the public on days when the heat index reaches 100 degrees and a heat advisory is issued.

Opioid epidemic increasing foster care numbers

A new report by NC child reveals that thousands of children throughout the state were put into the foster care system because of opioids. More than one hundred are in New Hanover County.

Missing: Deputies searching for South Carolina mother, 6 children

The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a missing mother and her six children.

State to take over child welfare office after AP story

North Carolina officials will take over a county child welfare agency that illegally removed potentially hundreds of kids from their homes.

NC county illegally removed kids from homes

What happened next would eventually expose a practice by a child welfare agency that illegally removed potentially hundreds of children from their homes in this poverty-stricken mountain community.

Hampstead library, Pender Co. DSS building damaged by flooding

The Hampstead branch of the Pender County Library and the DSS building in Burgaw are now dealing with damage from flooding.

‘Carry with Confidence’ shatters donation goal

Montgomery Lanier, founder of Carry with Confidence, surpasses donation goal of luggage for kids in foster care.

Pender Co. program will pay one heating bill for low income households

Pender County Department of Social Services will be accepting applications starting December 1 for their Low Income Energy Assistance Program.

NHRMC, County finalize purchase of Health Department property

New Hanover Regional Medical Center and New Hanover County have finished an agreement for the hospital to purchase the county’s Health Department property.

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