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Governor Cooper Announces Next Wave of Funding and New Tools to Combat Opioid Crisis

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 10:07 AM

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the next wave of funding to combat the opioid crisis from the 21st Century Cures Act/State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant that North Carolina received in May 2017. Since May, 3,200 individuals have benefitted from these programs, and the funds announced today are expected to treat an additional 3,300 North Carolinians with an opioid use disorder. 

Governor Cooper Joins Governors in Letter Opposing Offshore Drilling

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 4:12 PM

Governor Roy Cooper joined six other Atlantic Coast governors this week in sending a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke to express opposition to the Trump Administration’s plan to open the Atlantic Coast to offshore drilling and request exemptions for the seven states similar to the one granted to Florida.

Road Conditions Starting to Improve, But Travel Remains Hazardous Across North Carolina

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 1:10 PM

With some melting yesterday and temperatures on the rise again today, North Carolina’s interstates and major highways are in good shape, but many secondary roads and neighborhood streets are still treacherous. Governor Cooper urged everyone to be patient just a little while longer before venturing out and to drive carefully if they do.

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.


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