Jul 6 2020

A Brief Guide to Medicaid in North Carolina

Medicaid or Health Choice* may be available to citizens of NC who are: Disabled or Blind In need of Long-Term Care Infants or Children under age 21 Low Income Individuals and Families Age 65 or older Receiving Medicare If you have applied for Social Security Disability and/or Supplemental Security Income (SSI): You have the right […]

Jul 1 2020

Musings on the Old Days By Fred Poisson Jr.

Last week I was on a Zoom reception with fifty of my friends with Governor Cooper. A lot has changed in the last 44 years in the practice of law. When I first began practice in 1976 above the Fox and Lyon Drug Store at the square of Wadesboro, there were no electric typewriters or […]

Jun 23 2020

Update on Land Condemnation and Eminent Domain in Anson County

ANSON COUNTY R-5798 US HIGHWAY 74 IMPROVEMENTS NCDOT has officially suspended the Anson County R-5798 US 74 Improvements project.  At present, the DOT is unable to provide any estimates or forecasts on when this project will be restarted. The State Auditor’s Office provided reports showing that the NCDOT exceeded its planned spending by $742 million, […]

Jun 22 2020

Quick Facts: NC Unemployment During COVID-19

There is usually a one-week waiting period, now there is no waiting period Applicants are entitled to an additional $600 in federal money in addition to the usual weekly amount of the benefit. Self-employed workers or independent contracts are now covered whereas usually they are not. North Carolina applicants are usually limited to 12 weeks […]

Apr 7 2020

Practicing Law in the Time of COVID-19

It is hard to believe that this is our fourth week of practicing law under COVID-19 restrictions. Poisson, Poisson & Bower rolled out social distancing protocols earlier than the State did in order to protect our clients, staff and attorneys. We have some staff with family members with compromised immune systems, we have several folks […]