Press Releases

Governor Cooper today signed House Bill 589, a substantial portion of which is necessary and comprehensive energy legislation that secures a booming North Carolina solar energy industry that leads the nation. Immediately after signing it, Cooper signed Executive Order No. 11, aimed at promoting wind energy and mitigating the effects of a wind energy moratorium that he opposes.

Governor Roy Cooper today announced ten more appointments and elections to North Carolina commissions and boards, including the North Carolina State Commission for Public Health, the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency, and the Coastal Resources Commission.

Reaffirming that all North Carolina children have the right to a sound basic education, Governor Roy Cooper today announced a new commission of experts to improve North Carolina public schools and identify the resources they need to succeed.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law Senate Bill 55 to help protect students from unsafe drivers and give parents and teachers added peace of mind when sending children to the school bus. 

Today, Governor Cooper signed into law House Bill 128, a law that makes it illegal to fly a drone over or near prisons and jails, where drones can be used to deliver contraband like drugs, weapons and cell phones to inmates. 

EGGER Wood Products, one of Europe’s leading wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries, has selected Davidson County, N.C. as the location for the company’s first U.S. manufacturing plant. 

EGGER Wood Products, one of Europe’s leading wood-based materials suppliers for the furniture, wood construction and flooring industries, has selected Davidson County as the location for the company’s first U.S. manufacturing plant. Governor Roy Cooper announced the company’s investment in Lexington earlier today. 

In June, Governor Cooper directed the state Department of Environmental Quality along with the state Department of Health and Human Services to launch an investigation into Chemours’ discharge of the compound known as GenX. Governor Cooper and his administration were successful in getting Chemours’ to stop the release of GenX. Since then, the level of GenX in the water has been trending downward and tests are ongoing to ensure the levels continue to move in that direction.  

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed into law House Bill 486, House Bill 487, and House Bill 120, which help reward members of the North Carolina National Guard and their families for their service. 

Governor Cooper announced today that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality will submit formal comments opposing offshore seismic testing for oil drilling on North Carolina’s coast.