A Federal Reserve survey shows the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 4:40 PM EDT2013-10-17 20:40:19 GMT
(RNN) - By passing a last-minute deal on the debt ceiling, and a 16 days-late deal on the government shutdown, Congress finally got back to doing its job. So, what now? Some people may see it as the timeMore >>
With a budget passed only until January, a debt ceiling deal through February and a bunch of days off for Congress until then, the country may be back in the same situation soon.More >>
Thursday, October 17 2013 5:27 AM EDT2013-10-17 09:27:22 GMT
A last-minute deal has been struck, allowing the federal government to avoid a shutdown. A shutdown would have suspended all federal government services deemed non-essential. All federally-funded museums,More >>
Congress has passed a bill to fund the government and lift the debt ceiling, avoiding default. More >>
Sunday, October 13 2013 6:52 PM EDT2013-10-13 22:52:24 GMT
WASHINGTON, DC (RNN) - Despite the WWII Memorial being closed, members of the Million Vet March have gathered in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown – according to media reports. "We do notMore >>
Veterans gathered at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC to protest the government shutdown.More >>
Saturday, October 12 2013 10:44 PM EDT2013-10-13 02:44:59 GMT
People nationwide have been unable to access welfare benefits through their EBT cards Saturday. Reports on the matter indicated the issue has no connection to the government shutdown.More >>
Xerox, which handles EBT systems in several states, said Saturday night the problem that prevented people from using their cards to shop has now been corrected. More >>
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The impact of the government shutdown is spreading to residents in Brunswick County and it could affect their health.
Federal environmental workers were scheduled to be in the area on Wednesday to start a clean-up project at the P & W Waste Oil Site in Navassa.
The workers were scheduled to begin the process of cleaning up hazardous substances on the property located on Royster Road.
Due to the shutdown, Wednesday's meeting was cancelled.
The EPA will still be assisting in the project, but their assistance is largely contingent on funding. So, there may be some delays in getting the project completed.
Brunswick County Emergency Services Director, Anthony Marzano says he is worried about the health risks presented by delaying the clean-up.
"We are interested in seeing this remediation project get off the ground and successfully completed," said Marzano. "Our hope is that there will be no major delay in getting this work done. Protecting the environment is the main concern.
Officials hope to start the project in about a month.