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State Assistance Will Help Towns Recover Storm Cleanup Costs

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 12:40 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today issued a state public assistance disaster declaration for the town of Tryon in Polk County and the Village of Cedar Rock in Caldwell County to help these local governments recover costs spent cleaning up from fall storms. Both communities were hit by tornadoes that formed from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nate in October 2017.

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.

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