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Social Security COLA largest in decades as inflation jumps

Millions of retirees on Social Security will get a 5.9% boost in benefits for 2022. The biggest cost-of-living adjustment in 39 years follows a burst in inflation as the economy struggles to shake off the drag of the coronavirus pandemic.

McCrae Dowless sentenced for social security fraud

A key figure in the investigation into ballot fraud in a North Carolina congressional race has been sentenced in a federal case involving Social Security benefits. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Raleigh sentenced Leslie McCrae Dowless Jr. of Bladenboro to six months in prison, and one year of supervised release.  He must also pay $8,595.10 in restitution.

Social Security recipients will automatically get stimulus checks

The Treasury Department said late Wednesday that Americans on Social Security will not be required to file a "simple tax return" to receive a stimulus check from the U.S. government.

Americans are losing millions of dollars to Social Security scams

The Department of Justice is filing for temporary restraining orders against U.S. telecom carriers allegedly facilitating hundreds of millions of scam robocalls.

Prosecutors: Woman collected federal benefits for fake son

Federal prosecutors say a military widow has been sentenced to 14 months in prison for falsely claiming to have a son so she could collect more than $100,000 in veterans and Social Security benefits.

Federal shutdown begins after lawmakers fail to reach deal

A partial federal shutdown took hold early Saturday after Democrats refused to meet President Donald Trump's demands for $5 billion to start erecting his cherished Mexican border wall, a chaotic postscript for Republicans in the waning days of their two-year reign controlling government.

Trump’s $4.4 trillion budget moves deficit sharply higher

President Donald Trump unveiled a $4.4 trillion budget for next year that heralds an era of $1 trillion-plus federal deficits and — unlike the plan he released last year — never comes close to promising a balanced ledger even after 10 years.

Equifax data breach: Beware these 3 scams

Consumers need to be doubly vigilant following the massive Equifax (EFX) data breach, experts warn.

Social Security opens fraud investigation office in Raleigh

The Social Security Administration has opened a North Carolina office which is dedicated to identifying disability fraud across the state.

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New Hanover County Commissioners pass stop gap funding to increase affordable housing

Monday morning, New Hanover County Commissioners unanimously approved a measure that could create more workforce housing in the region.

Wilmington to vote on funding new film industry initiative

Getting some hands-on work in the film industry, funded by the City of Wilmington. That's the goal of a new workforce development initiative city council discussed during an agenda briefing on Monday morning.

CFCC Kicks Off ‘Countdown to College’ Application Nights

In recognition of College Application Week across North Carolina, Cape Fear Community College is launching a series of College Application Nights this week at the College’s Wilmington, Castle Hayne, Burgaw and Surf City locations.

Man arrested, charged in downtown Wilmington multi-car pileup

Wilmington Police have arrested and charged Thaddeus Hakeem Boney, 30, of Wilmington in a multi-car crash that happened in downtown Wilmington on October 8.