Les Merritt Coverage
DHHS faces string of problems, PR missteps
The Department of Health and Human Services is a large, hard-to-manage agency in the best of times, but has been particularly problematic for Gov. Pat McCrory. This is a running list of the stories emanating from the largest department directly controlled by the first term Republican.
Merritt roles on ethics commission, work for DHHS conflict
Les Merritt, a former state auditor, says he will step down from the North Carolina State Ethics Commission on Friday after WRAL News raised questions about whether his service as a DHHS contractor creates a conflict with his duties as a government watchdog.