Shutdown Hits WIC Program - Brevard NC
Last updated 10/9/2013 at 12:53pm
As the federal shutdown heads into its 10th day, further impacts are being felt in Transylvania County.
On Wednesday, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services announced its voucher program that provides special supplemental nutrition to women, infants and children, also known as WIC, was forced to discontinue providing new benefits Tuesday.
Around 800 recipients of the federally funded program in Transylvania County could be impacted if the shutdown continues, according to Steve Smith, Transylvania Health De-partment’s director.
The Department of Health and Human Services (DH...