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GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County DSS Director Robert Williams turned in his resignation on Monday following a growing controversy surrounding a large backlog of food stamp recertifications that could cost the state over $80 million federal aid.

Guilford County DSS Board Chairwoman Ursula Robinson will become interim director while the board searches for a permanent replacement.

The food stamps backlog was cleared Monday, according to Guilford County Commissioner Ray Trapp

As of last Monday, DSS officials said there were 3,100 backlogged recertification cases.

Last week, state officials said they had no idea there was a significant backlog in Guilford County until Wednesday because the numbers they were monitoring on NC FAST were incorrectly entered into the system.

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