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  • July 10, 2014 • Legislation, • Military and Veterans Affairs

    Raleigh, N.C. – Active duty members, veterans and military spouses can have selected military training and past experience converted into college credit and/or professional licenses in North Carolina under legislation signed into law today by Governor Pat McCrory.

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  • July 9, 2014 • Public Safety

    Raleigh, N.C. – Every 911 center in North Carolina will be required to have a backup call response plan in place under legislation signed today by Governor Pat McCrory.

    Senate Bill 797 requires all public agencies operating 911 centers (known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)) to have an alternate plan for taking 911 calls in the event that a primary PSAP...

  • July 9, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory joined employees, executives and elected officials this morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of bioMérieux’s new 25,500 square-foot facility in Durham. This addition to the company's existing Durham facility will help create more than 44 new jobs and allow bioMérieux to better meet the increasing global demand for...

  • July 8, 2014 • Personnel

    Raleigh, N.C. –  The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today:

    North Carolina State Building Commission

    • Michael Benson (Pitt County) – Benson is the president of Pitt Electric Inc.

    The commission develops procedures to direct and guide the state’s capital facilities development and...

  • July 7, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill this afternoon that authorizes approximately $376 million of improvements that will directly benefit students at six University of North Carolina (UNC) institutions. Funds to pay for these projects will come from various fees, receipts, grants and fund raising income and not from tuition or taxpayer monies appropriated by the...

  • July 7, 2014 • Public Safety
    Raleigh, N.C. –  Governor Pat McCrory has issued a state disaster declaration for the Town of Woodfin to help the community recover from a severe storm that struck April 29, 2014. The declaration makes state funds available to help cover the costs of removing debris, providing emergency protective...
  • July 4, 2014 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure

    Raleigh, N.C. – The State Emergency Response Team continues to respond to resource requests and is transitioning into recovery operations from Hurricane Arthur, which has exited North Carolina waters and continues to make its way north. According to the National Hurricane Center, Arthur is the earliest hurricane to hit North Carolina since records began in 1851. The previous...

  • July 3, 2014 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure

    Raleigh, N.C. – The State Emergency Response Team is responding to Hurricane Arthur as it passes near and on the North Carolina coast and Outer Banks tonight as a Category 2 hurricane.

    “The track of Hurricane Arthur has moved closer to our coast, which brings heightened concerns for flooding and storm surge in our sounds and rivers,” Governor...

  • July 3, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, NC – A rare treatment that includes cannabidiol oil from hemp plants to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, which is particularly prevalent in children, will now be available in clinical trials in North Carolina thanks to legislation signed into law today by Governor Pat McCrory.

     

    “For some children, this...

  • July 3, 2014 • Public Safety


    Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory joined Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata and Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Commissioner Greg Baker today to give an update on Hurricane Arthur preparations. Hurricane Arthur has strengthened into a category one hurricane and is expected to reach North Carolina shores Thursday afternoon.

    “With our coastal...

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