New Hanover County Department of Social Services http://whqr.org en NHCo. Commission approves group to study HB 438 http://whqr.org/post/nhco-commission-approves-group-study-hb-438 <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New Hanover County will begin looking at whether or not it should consolidate two major agencies: the departments of health and social services. </span>T<span style="line-height: 1.5;">he board of commissioners approved the creation of a committee to study the many options of House bill 438.</span></p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:49:20 +0000 Sara Wood 30557 at http://whqr.org NHCo. Commission approves group to study HB 438 NC bill allows county commissioners greater control of health, social services http://whqr.org/post/nc-bill-allows-county-commissioners-greater-control-health-social-services <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">North Carolina House bill 438 opened a new door for county commissioners. It gives them more control over public health and social services departments. Brunswick County’s already switched over. New Hanover and </span>Pender<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> counties are now considering adopting the legislation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Local county boards of health cover a lot of territory beyond funding birth control and offering flu shots.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 16:07:24 +0000 Sara Wood 30440 at http://whqr.org NC bill allows county commissioners greater control of health, social services NHC begins accepting applications for heat assistance http://whqr.org/post/nhc-begins-accepting-applications-heat-assistance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 150%;">Today the New Hanover County Department of Social Services begins accepting applications for help with heating costs for the winter. Applications will be taken until the end of March or until funding is exhausted.</span></p><p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Wood 28114 at http://whqr.org NHC begins accepting applications for heat assistance