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Governor Cooper Details Recommendations for Safer Schools, More Nurses & Counselors, More Funding for School Resource Officers

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 12:18 PM

For a fact sheet on the governor’s recommendations, click HERE.

Ahead of the release of his short session budget, Governor Roy Cooper today shared his recommendations and requests to improve school safety and youth mental health. The Governor’s budget will recommend $130 million to protect students and prevent school violence. Cooper announced his school safety package at Cedar Ridge High School in Hillsborough where he was joined by educators, school support personnel and law enforcement.

Manufacturer to Add New Products, 19 Jobs in Anson County Expansion

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018 10:25 AM

Columbus McKinnon Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCO), a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, technologies and services, will expand operations in Wadesboro, creating 19 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.4 million in its Anson County facilities, enabling the introduction of its STAHL line of crane products into the North American market.

Gov. Cooper Declares April 15-21 National Volunteer Week in NC

Tuesday, Apr 17, 2018 4:09 PM

Cabinet secretaries, agency heads and other state employees will dedicate hundreds of volunteer hours this week as part of Governor Roy Cooper’s call to support National Volunteer Week activities across the state.

Damage Assessments Underway After Powerful Storms Hit Guilford and Rockingham Counties

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 1:01 PM

Local and state emergency management crews are conducting damage assessments this morning after suspected tornadoes yesterday took one life and caused damage in Greensboro and Rockingham County. National Weather Service meteorologists are visiting storm-damaged locations today to make official determinations about tornado touchdowns and intensities.

North Carolina to Participate in National Early Care and Education Workforce Project

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 12:32 PM

North Carolina is among six states selected to receive grants and technical support to identify opportunities to improve their Early Care and Education (ECE) workforces, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) announced this week. The $12,500 grants are being distributed by the NGA in partnership with the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and will go to Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, and North Carolina.

Payment Tech Company to Expand in Forsyth County

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018 1:20 PM

The Clearing House Payments Company, LLC, a financial payments company, will expand in Winston-Salem creating 50 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $24.6 million in this expansion.  

Israeli Manufacturer to Add 302 New Jobs in Rockingham County Expansion

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 4:14 PM

Albaad USA, Inc., a multinational manufacturer of wet wipes and other hygiene products will expand its U.S. operations in Reidsville, creating 302 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company will invest $45 million to produce additional lines of personal care products in Rockingham County.

Governor Cooper Announces LabCorp Will Create 422 New Jobs in Durham County

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018 1:46 PM

LabCorp®  (NYSE: LH), the global life sciences company known for its world-class clinical laboratory and drug development services, will locate a new operations center in Durham County, creating 422 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $30 million in a Durham facility on the Parmer RTP campus. In addition to the new positions that will be added over time, the facility will house existing information technology staff, along with personnel from its drug development business, who currently occupy several locations in Durham and Wake counties.

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