Press Releases

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the state’s first Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) program awards totaling $22 million that will connect 6,012 households and 164 businesses in 14 counties to high-speed internet.

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Secretary Eric Boyette is retiring from state government after 27 years of service.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed disaster declarations for the City of Rocky Mount in Nash and Edgecombe Counties and the City of Newton in Catawba County.

Governor Roy Cooper today urged North Carolinians to finish final storm preparations and stay alert and aware as Idalia passes though the state tonight and tomorrow.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced an investment to help tackle North Carolina's school bus driver shortage crisis by allocating $1 million in federal funding to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to enhance school bus driver training capacity.

Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency to activate the state’s emergency operations plan, waive transportation rules to help the transport of fuel and critical supplies and services, help first responders and assist the agriculture industry to prepare in advance for inclement weather and protect consumers from price gouging.

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed August 26 as Women’s Equality Day, celebrating the achievements of North Carolina women and supporting their continued efforts for equity, justice, and inclusion.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bills into law:

Governor Roy Cooper said today he will veto Senate Bill 747, the dangerous election bill that makes it harder for people, especially young people, college students away from home and people of color to vote and for their votes to count. The Governor also plans to veto Senate Bill 749 if it reaches his desk as drafted.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to boards and commissions.