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Roads Clearing, but Bitter Cold Temperatures Remain

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 2:52 PM

Road conditions on major interstates and highways in North Carolina are greatly improved today and Department of Transportation crews have turned their attention to clearing secondary roads, but there are still many patches of black ice and drivers should continue to be cautious, Governor Roy Cooper advised.

Governor Cooper Urges Action on Class Size Requirements

Friday, Jan 5, 2018 2:25 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today urged legislative Republicans to provide funding for smaller class sizes to phase in the currently unfunded mandate when they convene in Raleigh next week.  The governor’s comments followed a visit to Cotswold Elementary School in Charlotte, where he met with students, teachers, support staff, and administrators.


Gov. Cooper Shares Statement on White House Offshore Drilling Announcement

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 3:07 PM

Today, Governor Cooper shared the following statement on the White House’s announcement on offshore drilling:
“Offshore drilling represents a critical threat to our coastal economy. Protecting North Carolina families and businesses is my top priority, and we will pursue every option to prevent oil drilling near North Carolina’s beaches, coastal communities, and fishing waters.”


North Carolina Starts Digging Out from Winter Storm

Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 12:45 PM

A strong winter storm moved quickly through North Carolina Wednesday night into Thursday, leaving three deaths, significant snow, and scattered power outages, Governor Roy Cooper said Thursday. While the snow will end by mid-day, bitterly cold temperatures will remain through the weekend, and refreezing will make it difficult to clear roads.

State Prepares for First Winter Storm of 2018

Tuesday, Jan 2, 2018 4:32 PM

State officials are preparing for North Carolina’s first winter storm of 2018 and people in areas that could see snow are encouraged to do the same, Governor Roy Cooper said Tuesday.

STOP Act Provision Takes Effect Jan. 1, Will Limit Opioid Prescriptions

Friday, Dec 29, 2017 2:58 PM

New rules that set limits on the quantity of opioids that can be prescribed take effect Jan. 1, 2018. The STOP Act, supported by Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein, sets new initial prescribing limits and is part of the state’s multi-pronged effort to reduce the oversupply of prescription opioids that has contributed to increased addiction and unintentional overdose deaths.

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