Press Releases

North Carolina Prepares for Another Possible Round of Winter Weather

Monday, Jan 15, 2018 1:42 PM

With the return of cold weather and the possibility of snow in the forecast for many parts of North Carolina, the state is making preparations and Governor Cooper reminded residents that they should be prepared for another round of winter weather.

Gov. Cooper Names New Judges for Mecklenburg County, Surry and Stokes Counties

Friday, Jan 12, 2018 5:51 PM

Today, Gov. Roy Cooper announced two new judicial appointments for courts serving Mecklenburg County and Surry and Stokes counties.
“These appointees will bring strong legal experience to their new appointments along with proven dedication to their communities,” Gov. Cooper said. “They will be valuable additions to our courts.”

Statement on Legislative Inaction on Class Size Mandate and Emerging Contaminants

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 5:35 PM

After Senate Republicans adjourned this afternoon’s special session, the General Assembly missed yet another opportunity to address the unfunded class-size mandate causing budget crunches in schools or provide the resources DEQ and DHHS have requested to combat emerging contaminants statewide. Governor Cooper’s spokesman, Ford Porter, offered the following statement:

Governor Cooper Urges Trump Administration to Exempt NC from Offshore Drilling Plan

Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018 4:39 PM

Following an announcement late yesterday that the Trump Administration will exempt Florida from its plan to open Atlantic and Pacific coastal waters to offshore drilling, Governor Cooper today urged Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke to grant an exemption for North Carolina. Gov. Cooper requested a meeting with the Secretary to explain the critical threat drilling and seismic testing pose to North Carolina’s coastal communities, economy and environment. The state is also exploring legal options to prevent offshore drilling.

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.

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