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  • May 28, 2014 • Education

    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has issued the following statement following the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou today at her home in Winston-Salem.

    “Dr. Maya Angelou was a giant in every endeavor she chose to devote her talents,” said Governor McCrory. “She counseled presidents and historic figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King. Yet, she’ll be remembered most for...

  • May 27, 2014 • Personnel


    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory hosted a group of women graduating from the Durham Rescue Mission's recovery program at the governor's mansion today.

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  • May 26, 2014 • Military and Veterans Affairs


    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement in observance of Memorial Day.

    “Today we honor the men and women who paid the ultimate price to defend the rights and freedoms we enjoy every day as Americans,” Governor McCrory said. “The people of North Carolina have always answered the call of service in our nation's hour of need. Not only...

  • May 26, 2014 • Military and Veterans Affairs

    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory announced one of the largest federal community development block grants in the state's history today, a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to create a facility for homeless veterans.

    An unused state building in Butner will be transformed into the Veterans Life Center, a facility where...

  • May 23, 2014 • Public Safety



    Raleigh, N.C. – While many think of Memorial Day weekend as the beginning of summer, Governor Pat McCrory is reminding residents that it is also the kickoff of Hurricane Preparedness Week. The governor is encouraging everyone to update their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1 and runs through November.

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  • May 23, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Tobaccoville, NC – Governor Pat McCrory joined Reynolds American Inc. CEO Susan Cameron and local and state leaders in Forsyth County today at an expansion announcement by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company that will bring 200 new jobs to the region. The Winston-Salem-based tobacco company announced it will invest in new manufacturing equipment and processes at its...

  • May 22, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Governor Pat McCrory and N.C. Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced today that Highland Industries is expanding its North Carolina manufacturing operations in Iredell County. The company plans to create 29 jobs and invest $8.25 million over the next three years in Statesville.

    “North Carolina has a proud manufacturing heritage," said Governor McCrory. “Helping our state’s...

  • May 21, 2014 • Personnel

    Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement after he learned of the passing of former North Carolina House Representative Jim Gulley who represented House District 103 in Mecklenburg County from 1997 until 2011.

    “Jim Gulley represented the region in which he was born, educated, built a business and raised a family with his wife and high-school sweetheart, Suzanne,” Governor...

  • May 19, 2014 • Public Safety

    In early April, the father of a Wake County assistant district attorney was kidnapped in a multistate plot carried out with the help of an illegally obtained cellphone at the Polk Correctional Institution in Butner. Governor Pat McCrory, along with district attorneys and public safety officials, is proposing increased criminal penalties against those who provide cell phones to prison inmates....

  • May 16, 2014 • Military and Veterans Affairs


    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has proclaimed May 17, 2014 as "Armed Forces Day" in North Carolina, encouraging citizens to recognize the state's storied military heritage and its continuing impact on the economic and social livelihood of North Carolina, as well as the many military families that reside in the state.

    "For centuries, servicemen...

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