Press Releases

Governor Cooper Announces 61 New Jobs in Robeson County

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017 2:45 PM

Ventura Coach Corp and a related company, Absolute Bus, will create 61 new jobs with an expansion in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The manufacturer of commercial shuttle buses plans to invest $2 million for an upgrade of its facilities in Lumberton.

Textile Firm to Create 260 Jobs in Winston-Salem

Monday, Jun 19, 2017 3:45 PM

HPFABRICS, Inc., a manufacturer of raw fabrics, has selected Forsyth County for a new production and product development facility, creating 260 jobs over three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $1.1 million over the next 2 years in a plant in Winston-Salem that formerly housed Microfibres, a company no longer operating in the city.

At White House Opioid Commission Meeting, Gov. Cooper Urges Common Sense Strategies to Stem Opioid Crisis

Friday, Jun 16, 2017 4:00 PM

At the first meeting of the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, Governor Roy Cooper urged common sense strategies for the federal government to help combat the opioid crisis. In North Carolina, unintentional opioid, heroin, and fentanyl related deaths increased 816 percent from 1999 - 2015. Almost 10,000 North Carolinians have died from unintentional opioid overdoses since 1999.

Governor Helps Southeastern NC Residents Recover Following Severe Storms

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017 2:00 PM

Governor Roy Cooper has received the U.S. Small Business Administration disaster declaration he requested to help residents and business owners in southeastern North Carolina recover from the straight line winds and severe storms that struck Sampson County on May 29.

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