Press Releases

Governor Cooper Urges Secretary Zinke To Hold Public Hearings on Offshore Drilling In Coastal Communities

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 1:41 PM

Governor Roy Cooper urged Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to grant a 60-day extension on public comments on offshore drilling and seismic testing off of North Carolina’s coast. In the letter to Sec. Zinke, Governor Cooper also urged the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management to hold additional public hearings on the North Carolina coast in Kill Devil Hills, Morehead City, and Wilmington. Currently, the only public feedback session is set to take place in Raleigh as an “open house.”

Gov. Cooper Encourages NC High School Girls to Join Innovative Cybersecurity Competition

Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 3:14 PM

Governor Roy Cooper today announced an innovative opportunity for high school girls to explore the field of cybersecurity through a competitive online game called Girls Go CyberStart. North Carolina girls in grades 9-12 can sign up to compete with girls from 16 other states and territories for a chance to win prizes—and potentially discover their future career.

Governor Cooper Declares Career Pathways Week in North Carolina

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 3:41 PM

To strengthen North Carolina’s workforce and connect students and workers with successful careers, Governor Roy Cooper has declared the week of January 22-26, 2018 Career Pathways Week in North Carolina. NCWorks has developed 27 Certified Career Pathways to help North Carolinians get the education and training needed to work in high-demand, high-wage careers. Throughout the week, regional NCWorks Career Pathways teams will host workshops across the state aimed at raising awareness among K-12 and community college career counselors and teachers.  

Governor Cooper Announces Next Wave of Funding and New Tools to Combat Opioid Crisis

Monday, Jan 22, 2018 10:07 AM

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the next wave of funding to combat the opioid crisis from the 21st Century Cures Act/State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis Grant that North Carolina received in May 2017. Since May, 3,200 individuals have benefitted from these programs, and the funds announced today are expected to treat an additional 3,300 North Carolinians with an opioid use disorder. 

Governor Cooper Joins Governors in Letter Opposing Offshore Drilling

Friday, Jan 19, 2018 4:12 PM

Governor Roy Cooper joined six other Atlantic Coast governors this week in sending a letter to Interior Department Secretary Ryan Zinke to express opposition to the Trump Administration’s plan to open the Atlantic Coast to offshore drilling and request exemptions for the seven states similar to the one granted to Florida.

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