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Governor Offers Rewards in Two Halifax County Murder Cases

Friday, May 4, 2018 5:02 PM

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Jonathan Martice Andino, age 23, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and the murder of James Russ Harvey, age 34, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

Governor Cooper Appoints New Members to State Boards and Commissions

Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:02 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today announced 21 new appointments to various North Carolina boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, and the Juvenile Justice Planning Committee.

Governor Cooper Details Plan to Help More North Carolinians Get Job Training and Skills to Succeed

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:18 PM

Ahead of the release of his short session budget, Governor Roy Cooper today shared recommendations to create the NC Job Ready Fund to train and grow North Carolina’s workforce to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. In February, Gov. Cooper laid out his key principles for improving North Carolina’s workforce: providing education and skills training, partnering with employers to prepare workers for evolving industries, and tapping into local innovation.

Governor Cooper Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 12:29 PM

Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a federal disaster declaration for Guilford and Rockingham counties to help recover from the tornado that left a path of damage through the two counties on April 15. If granted, the federal individual assistance disaster declaration would provide loans or grants through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help homeowners, renters and business owners replace essential belongings and repair property.  

State Assistance Will Help Towns Recover Storm Cleanup Costs

Wednesday, Apr 25, 2018 12:40 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today issued a state public assistance disaster declaration for the town of Tryon in Polk County and the Village of Cedar Rock in Caldwell County to help these local governments recover costs spent cleaning up from fall storms. Both communities were hit by tornadoes that formed from the remnants of Tropical Storm Nate in October 2017.

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