Press Releases

Gov. Cooper Shares Statement on White House Offshore Drilling Announcement

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 3:07 PM

Today, Governor Cooper shared the following statement on the White House’s announcement on offshore drilling:
“Offshore drilling represents a critical threat to our coastal economy. Protecting North Carolina families and businesses is my top priority, and we will pursue every option to prevent oil drilling near North Carolina’s beaches, coastal communities, and fishing waters.”


North Carolina Starts Digging Out from Winter Storm

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 12:45 PM

A strong winter storm moved quickly through North Carolina Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving three deaths, significant snow, and scattered power outages, Governor Roy Cooper said Thursday. While the snow will end by mid-day, bitterly cold temperatures will remain through the weekend, and refreezing will make it difficult to clear roads.

State Prepares for First Winter Storm of 2018

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 4:32 PM

State officials are preparing for North Carolina’s first winter storm of 2018 and people in areas that could see snow are encouraged to do the same, Governor Roy Cooper said Tuesday.

STOP Act Provision Takes Effect Jan. 1, Will Limit Opioid Prescriptions

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 2:58 PM

New rules that set limits on the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The STOP Act, supported by Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, sets new initial prescribing limits and is part of the state’s multi-pronged effort to reduce the oversupply of prescription opioids that has contributed to increased addiction and unintentional overdose deaths.

Governor Cooper Announces 140 New Jobs in Cumberland County

Friday, Dec 22, 2017 9:46 AM

DHL Supply Chain, a leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, plans to bring 140 jobs to Cumberland County in partnership with Campbell Soup Company, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Together, the companies plan to invest more than $40 million in this project.

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