UPDATE: As many as 14 COVID-19 cases in north Mecklenburg

Health officials said Monday that northern Mecklenburg County could have as many as 14 cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. Huntersville ZIP code 28078 had from five to nine cases, and ZIP code 28031 in Cornelius had between one and five cases, according to data released by the Mecklenburg Health Department, which reports the data in […]

Governor: Coronavirus-related unemployment benefits to begin this week

The first payments for unemployment claims related to job losses caused by COVID-19 will be distributed this week, Gov. Roy Cooper announced Sunday. In the past two weeks, about 270,000 claims have been filed with the N.C. Division of Employment Security – most of them related to COVID-19, the governor’s office said. By comparison, the state received about 7,500 claims […]

Q&A: Here’s what you need to know about unemployment benefits

Have questions about North Carolina unemployment benefits? Here are some answers from the N.C. Division of Employment Security: How do I file for unemployment benefits? The fastest and most efficient way to file a new claim is to file online at des.nc.gov. If you don’t have access to a computer or need assistance, you may file over the phone by […]