Press Releases

Hurricane Maria’s Impacts Reach North Carolina Outer Banks

Tuesday, Sep 26, 2017 2:50 PM

As Hurricane Maria drifts slowly by North Carolina more than 100 miles off our coast, heavy surf is pounding beaches and coastal islands and Governor Roy Cooper encouraged residents to prepare for high winds and water. 

North Carolina coast prepares for Hurricane Maria’s arrival

Monday, Sep 25, 2017 10:16 AM

As Hurricane Maria approaches the North Carolina coast, Governor Roy Cooper urged residents in coastal areas to complete their personal and home preparedness and to be alert to any changes in Maria’s track. The storm’s forecast track shifted to the west over the weekend, meaning more significant impacts to North Carolina are expected.

North Carolina Joins 14 States in Bipartisan U.S. Climate Alliance

Wednesday, Sep 20, 2017 1:12 PM

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that North Carolina will join 14 other states in the U.S. Climate Alliance, which is the bipartisan coalition launched in response to President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Agreement. The bipartisan group of states is committed to reducing their share of the U.S. greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in the Paris Agreement. 

Governor Cooper Announces $73 Million in Grants to Fight Crime, Aid Victims

Tuesday, Sep 19, 2017 2:53 PM

$73 million in grants from the North Carolina Governor’s Crime Commission will go to support criminal justice programs in communities across North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The grants will fund innovative programs focused on issues including opioids, domestic violence, child trafficking, juvenile justice and delinquency prevention, inmate re-entry, and services to crime victims.  

One death in North Carolina attributed to Hurricane Irma

Friday, Sep 15, 2017 4:25 PM

A Henderson County medical examiner has determined that an Edneyville man died Tuesday from carbon monoxide poisoning. The man was using a generator to power his home after severe weather knocked out electricity in the area. Local authorities have not yet released the victim’s name.

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