Press Releases

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for 18 N.C. Counties

Friday, October 21, 2016

Governor Pat McCrory announced today that thousands of households in an 18-county area slammed earlier this month by Hurricane Matthew may be eligible to receive Disaster Food and Nutrition Service benefits, following approval this morning of a request from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services for assistance to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Deadline for Matthew-Related Replacement Food, Nutrition Benefits Is Tomorrow; Call Center, County DSS Offices Can Help

Monday, October 17, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries in eastern North Carolina who lost food because of Hurricane Matthew are asked to contact the Electronic Benefits Transfer Call Center to request replacement benefits.

Deadline for Matthew-Related Replacement Food and Nutrition Benefits Extended to Oct. 28

Monday, October 17, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services beneficiaries in eastern North Carolina who lost food because of Hurricane Matthew now have an additional 10 days to request replacement benefits.

North Carolina Receives Hot Food Waiver Approval for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients

Friday, October 14, 2016

The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s request for a hot food waiver in all 100 counties, allowing Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) recipients to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption from authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer retailers.


Replacement Benefits Available for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients With Losses Related to Hurricane Matthew

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Food and Nutrition Services recipients have until Oct. 18 to request replacement of their benefits if they experienced food losses that can be attributed to Hurricane Matthew.

State Health Officials Announce First Flu-Associated Death of the 2016-2017 Season

Thursday, October 13, 2016

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the state's first death from flu for the 2016-2017 flu season. 

After Ten Days and Teamwork, The North Carolina House Will Stand at the Fairgrounds

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

State employees from N.C. Commerce, N.C. Health and Human Services, and N.C. Revenue will team up to build a Habitat for Humanity home at the North Carolina State Fair in just ten days from start to finish. After the whirlwind construction phase, the home will be moved to a neighborhood in east Raleigh.

Cherry Hospital Completes Patient Moves to New Facility

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Patients have been safely moved and now occupy the new Cherry Hospital as of Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The hospital, dedicated Aug. 30 in a ceremony attended by Gov. Pat McCrory, provides psychiatric care to individuals with the greatest need and  the least resources who live in 38 eastern North Carolina counties.

Dr. Angela Black Smith Recognized for Customer Service

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dr. Angela Black Smith, PharmD, whose research and analysis could save the state $2.5 million a year in prescription costs, recently won recognition as a recipient of the 2016 Governor’s Award for Excellence. 

Surry County Pair Judged as N.C.'s Top Paramedic Team for 2016

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

A team from Surry County Emergency Services gave the top performance during a judged competition with five other teams at this week's North Carolina Paramedic Championship.