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Extra food benefits will soon come to an end for SC residents

The end of South Carolina’s state of emergency means the end of added benefits, including food assistance. SOUTH CAROLINA, USA — Governor Henry McMaster recently ended South Carolina’s state of emergency due to COVID-19. McMaster said it was no longer necessary as cases of the virus decline, but the end of South Carolina’s state of emergency means the end of added benefits, including food assistance.…
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Health experts encouraging vaccination to stop Delta variant from becoming widespread

The Delta variant is now a “variant of concern,” meaning it could be more contagious and more dangerous than the primary strain of COVID-19. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has now listed the Delta variant of COVID-19 as a “variant of concern,” meaning there’s evidence it’s more contagious and more severe than the primary strain. …
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Tracking coronavirus data: Carolinas outbreak map

Use the maps below to see where all of the cases of the coronavirus in North and South Carolina have been reported so far. CHARLOTTE, N.C. — At WCNC Charlotte, we are focusing our coronavirus coverage on facts, not fear. We aim to give our viewers the information they need from officials to best protect themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.…
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'It was a shock to me': Woman gets $14K after the federal government mistakenly said she was dead

The Small Business Administration has mistakenly denied small business owners grants, claiming they are dead, owe taxes and child support, or aren’t Americans. GASTON COUNTY, N.C. — The federal government invited small business owners to apply for COVID-19 pandemic grants, but then incorrectly denied some applications claiming the applicants owed child support, weren’t citizens and were dead.…