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Nominations Open for 2021 North Carolina Awards

Friday, Feb 19, 2021 3:30 PM

Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to nominate individuals for the 2021 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state.

Governor Cooper announces Grants to Rural Communities to attract 375 New Jobs and more than $60 million in private investment

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 3:26 PM

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved 12 grant requests to local governments totaling $4,566,930, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 439 jobs, 64 of which were previously announced. The public investment in these projects will attract more than $60 million in private investment.   

Forklift Manufacturer to Expand in Kinston

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 10:08 AM

Crown Equipment Corporation, a global lift truck manufacturer, expects to create more than 130 new jobs in Lenoir County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

North Carolina Coronavirus Grants Awarded to 34 Communities

Thursday, Feb 18, 2021 9:23 AM

Nearly $27 million in grants has been awarded to 34 municipal and county governments in North Carolina in response to the adverse economic and public health impacts of COVID-19, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Power Outages Expected with Incoming Ice Storm

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 3:35 PM

North Carolina residents should prepare today for the strong possibility of power outages due to an incoming winter storm that is forecast to arrive tonight. This storm will bring significant icing that’s likely to result in many fallen trees and power lines.

Governor Cooper Appoints Jim Weaver as DIT Secretary

Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 12:39 PM

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced James “Jim” Weaver will serve as Secretary and state Chief Information Officer at the Department of Information Technology. Thomas Parrish has served as Acting DIT Secretary and CIO since Tracy Doaks’ departure last June.

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