Press Releases

Heavy Snowfall Combined with Bitter Cold Temperatures Makes for Slick Road Conditions G

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 12:51 PM

As the winter storm that brought heavy snow to many areas in North Carolina moves out to sea, Governor Cooper continues to encourage people to stay off the roads. Overnight temperatures in the teens mean anything on the roads is frozen and will take some time to thaw. Snow and ice that melt today will likely refreeze tonight and create hazardous conditions Friday morning.

Snow and Falling Temperatures Making Road Conditions Treacherous

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018 6:42 PM

From the mountains to portions of the coast, snowfall amounts will continue to climb and temperatures fall creating more hazardous road conditions. Governor Cooper says the reports of traffic accidents have been increasing throughout the day and he continues to encourage extreme caution for those who must venture out.


North Carolina Prepares for Another Possible Round of Winter Weather

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 1:42 PM

With the return of cold weather and the possibility of snow in the forecast for many parts of North Carolina, the state is making preparations and Governor Cooper reminded residents that they should be prepared for another round of winter weather.

Gov. Cooper Names New Judges for Mecklenburg County, Surry and Stokes Counties

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 5:51 PM

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper announced two new judicial appointments for courts serving Mecklenburg County and Surry and Stokes counties.
“These appointees will bring strong legal experience to their new appointments along with proven dedication to their communities,” Gov. Cooper said. “They will be valuable additions to our courts.”

Statement on Legislative Inaction on Class Size Mandate and Emerging Contaminants

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 5:35 PM

After Senate Republicans adjourned this afternoon’s special session, the General Assembly missed yet another opportunity to address the unfunded class-size mandate causing budget crunches in schools or provide the resources DEQ and DHHS have requested to combat emerging contaminants statewide. Governor Cooper’s spokesman, Ford Porter, offered the following statement:

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