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  • 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...

  • May 16, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy

    Raleigh, NC -  Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement after North Carolina’s unemployment rate decreased again to 6.2 percent in April, adding over 14,000 jobs in the past month and nearly 70,000 over the last year:

     

    “We continue to see encouraging signs in North Carolina’s economy with each month that passes,” said Governor McCrory...

  • May 15, 2014 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure

    Raleigh, NC-  Governor Pat McCrory announced today that financial assistance is available to help individuals and business owners recover from damages caused by the April 25 tornadoes that struck eastern North Carolina.  The governor received a U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration for Beaufort, Pasquotank, Perquimans and their adjacent counties, including...

  • May 15, 2014 • Personnel

    Raleigh, NC- The Office of Governor Pat McCrory has announced that W. Neal Hanks Jr. has been appointed to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, the state government agency created by the General Assembly in 1947 to conserve and sustain the state’s fish and wildlife resources through research, scientific management, wise use and public input. ...

  • May 15, 2014 • Personnel


    Raleigh, N.C. – Following the news of the death of Joyce Pope, State Budget Director Art Pope’s mother, Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement:

    “North Carolina has lost the bedrock of a family that has given so much to this state in terms of philanthropy, leadership and civic engagement,” said Governor McCrory. “Her compassion and strength was...

  • May 15, 2014 • Education

    Raleigh, N.C. – The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced today that he will be delivering the commencement address at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College and Wingate University this upcoming weekend. The governor will first speak at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College on Friday followed by Wingate University on Saturday.

     

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  • May 14, 2014 • Legislation

    Raleigh, N.C. – Teacher and state employee pay raises, increased environmental protection and continued operational reforms are given high priority in Governor Pat McCrory’s short session recommended budget. 

     

    The proposed $20.99 billion budget is 1.7 percent more than the certified budget passed by the General Assembly...

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