Press Releases

Hometown Strong Announces Initial County Partnerships

Friday, Apr 20, 2018 10:32 AM

Today, Hometown Strong announced six initial partnerships with counties across North Carolina. Initial partnerships announced today include Burke, Edgecombe, Lenoir, Madison, Pasquotank, and Robeson Counties.

Governor Cooper Details Recommendations for Safer Schools, More Nurses & Counselors, More Funding for School Resource Officers

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 12:18 PM

For a fact sheet on the governor’s recommendations, click HERE.

Ahead of the release of his short session budget, Governor Roy Cooper today shared his recommendations and requests to improve school safety and youth mental health. The Governor’s budget will recommend $130 million to protect students and prevent school violence. Cooper announced his school safety package at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough where he was joined by educators, school support personnel and law enforcement.

Manufacturer to Add New Products, 19 Jobs in Anson County Expansion

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 10:25 AM

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, will expand operations in Wadesboro, creating 19 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in its Anson County facilities, enabling the introduction of its STAHL line of crane products into the North American market.

Gov. Cooper Declares April 15-21 National Volunteer Week in NC

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 4:09 PM

Cabinet secretaries, agency heads and other state employees will dedicate hundreds of volunteer hours this week as part of Governor Roy Cooper’s call to support National Volunteer Week activities across the state.

Damage Assessments Underway After Powerful Storms Hit Guilford and Rockingham Counties

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 1:01 PM

Local and state emergency management crews are conducting damage assessments this morning after suspected tornadoes yesterday took one life and caused damage in Greensboro and Rockingham County. National Weather Service meteorologists are visiting storm-damaged locations today to make official determinations about tornado touchdowns and intensities.

Payment Tech Company to Expand in Forsyth County

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 1:20 PM

The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC, a financial payments company, will expand in Winston-Salem creating 50 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $24.6 million in this expansion.  

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