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Gov. Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:54 PM

Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Guilford and Rockingham counties was approved today by President Donald Trump. The declaration means people recovering from the April 15 storm will be able to apply for low-interest federal loans or grants to help them repair their homes and businesses.

Manufacturer Selects Guilford County for New Facility, Creating 201 New Jobs

Monday, May 7, 2018 4:50 PM

Amada North America, Inc., a manufacturer of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, will develop a new product line in Guilford County creating 201 new jobs over the next five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Amada will invest $87 million in a facility in High Point that will manufacture and assemble a line of high-precision press break bending equipment for the U.S. market.

Governor Offers Rewards in Two Halifax County Murder Cases

Friday, May 4, 2018 5:02 PM

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Jonathan Martice Andino, age 23, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and the murder of James Russ Harvey, age 34, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

Governor Cooper Appoints New Members to State Boards and Commissions

Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:02 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today announced 21 new appointments to various North Carolina boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, and the Juvenile Justice Planning Committee.

Governor Cooper Details Plan to Help More North Carolinians Get Job Training and Skills to Succeed

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:18 PM

Ahead of the release of his short session budget, Governor Roy Cooper today shared recommendations to create the NC Job Ready Fund to train and grow North Carolina’s workforce to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. In February, Gov. Cooper laid out his key principles for improving North Carolina’s workforce: providing education and skills training, partnering with employers to prepare workers for evolving industries, and tapping into local innovation.

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