Press Releases

Governor Announces $2 Million Grant to Support College and Career Readiness

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017 12:45 PM

Governor Roy Cooper visited Walter M. Williams High School in Alamance County today to announce a $2 million grant to support college and career readiness programs in middle and high schools through Communities In Schools of North Carolina. Funded through statewide funds from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the grant will pilot the Jobs for North Carolina’s Graduates program to assist students in middle and high school with graduating and preparing for a career.

Governor Cooper Proclaims Employ a Veteran Week

Monday, Nov 6, 2017 11:56 AM

As part of Military Family Appreciation Month and leading up to the Veterans Day holiday, Governor Roy Cooper declared November 6-10, 2017 Employ a Veteran Week in North Carolina.

Gov. Cooper Announces Judicial Appointment

Friday, Nov 3, 2017 1:07 PM

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper announced the appointment of Ashleigh Parker Dunston as a Wake County District Court Judge. She replaces Judge Jacqueline Brewer, who retired in August from the 10th Judicial District in Wake County.

Gov. Cooper Comment on Opioid Commission Final Report

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017 6:45 PM

Governor Roy Cooper, a member of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, shared the following comment after the Commission voted unanimously to submit their final report to the President.

“The opioid crisis is real. People’s lives and our economy depend on strong and decisive action. In North Carolina, we have seen a 1000% increase in opioid-related deaths since 1999. The opioid epidemic has cost our country and our state too many lives already, and today, I voted to send the President a robust set of recommendations for action the federal government can take to combat this crisis.

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