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Governor Roy Cooper is serving his second term as North Carolina's 75th Governor. The Governor is a lifelong North Carolinian, born and raised in Nash County, where he attended public schools and worked summers on the family farm before earning undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Throughout his career, Governor Cooper has worked to build a stronger North Carolina where everyone has an opportunity to live in safe communities and get a quality education, a good job and access to affordable health care.

As Governor, Cooper has announced tens of thousands of new jobs, fought to boost public education, tackled the opioid crisis, revitalized rural communities and made sure North Carolinians have the training to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. Governor Cooper has taken strong executive and legislative action to fight climate change, make North Carolina a more inclusive place and help families with policies like paid parental leave. Governor Cooper negotiated and signed landmark energy legislation that requires North Carolina utilities to reduce power generation carbon emissions 70% by 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.

He has led the state with a steady hand throughout a series of unprecedented crises. After hurricanes devastated parts of North Carolina, Governor Cooper established the NC Office of Recovery and Resiliency and fought for resources to help North Carolina recover smarter and stronger. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, Governor Cooper's decisive action and steady leadership helped North Carolina endure with among the fewest COVID deaths and job losses per capita in the nation.

Governor Cooper appointed the most diverse cabinet in North Carolina history, making good on his commitment to ensure state government looks like the people it serves.

Before his election as Governor, Cooper served four terms as state Attorney General, where he oversaw a sharp decrease in crime and fought for consumers by advocating for lower utility rates and putting predatory lenders out of business.

Governor Cooper got his start in public service in the North Carolina State House and State Senate, where he served as Majority Leader. Before that, he practiced law for 18 years and managed his law firm. He and his wife Kristin raised three daughters in Rocky Mount. Cooper's mother was a public school teacher, which helped instill his deep commitment to public education.

As the state emerges from the pandemic, people and businesses are flocking to North Carolina in record numbers. Governor Cooper is focused on ensuring that our people and communities have the tools to grow and thrive and that our state's best days are ahead.

Recent News

Governor Cooper Travels to France for Economic Development Trip

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 24th, Governor Cooper met with business leaders in France as part of an economic development trip, including Schneider Electric. The Governor discussed investment opportunities and job creation in North Carolina. The North…

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Governor Cooper Signs State Disaster Declaration for Gaston and Surrounding Counties Affected by EF-1 Tornadoes

RALEIGH, NC -- On Thursday, May 23, 2024, Governor Roy Cooper signed a Type I state disaster declaration for individual assistance for Gaston County and contiguous counties that suffered damage from two EF-1 tornadoes and severe weather on May 8,…

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Governor Cooper Vetoes One Bill

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 23rd, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed the following bill: House Bill 198: DOT Legislative Changes.-AB Governor Cooper made the following statement on his veto of HB 198: “Protecting North Carolina's beauty should be a…

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Governor Cooper to Lead Economic Development Trip in Europe

RALEIGH, NC -- Governor Cooper and a delegation of state officials will travel to Europe on an economic development trip from May 24-31. The Governor and state officials will meet with companies and government officials in France, Germany and…

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Governor Cooper Visits Camp Lejeune, Meets with Marine Corps Leadership and Tours Ongoing Military Construction Projects

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 21st, Governor Roy Cooper toured Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville to meet with base leadership and view ongoing military construction projects. During the visit, the Governor met with U.S. Marine Corps Colonel…

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Governor Cooper Hosts Military Appreciation Month Celebration, Recognizes North Carolina Servicemembers

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 20th, Governor Roy Cooper hosted a Military Appreciation Month celebration at the Executive Mansion to honor servicemen and women. The Governor was joined by North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary…

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Governor Cooper Vows to Protect Women’s Health Care One Year After SB20

RALEIGH, NC -- One year ago on May 16th, North Carolina Republican legislators overrode Governor Roy Cooper’s veto of their abortion ban by one vote, putting reproductive care for millions of women in jeopardy. Today, Governor Cooper issued…

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Governor Cooper Signs One Bill Into Law

Raleigh, NC -- On May 15th, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bill into law: -- Senate Bill 508: 2023 Budget Tech/Other…

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Volunteers from Across NC Awarded the Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service by VolunteerNC

Recipients from 20 counties celebrated for their extraordinary community service efforts. Raleigh, NC -- Last week, 17 individuals and three organizations representing 20 counties received North Carolina’s highest award for volunteer service,…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Lenoir County Assault

RALEIGH, NC-- On May 9th, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the assault of Evernell Pittman, age 72. On…

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Governor Cooper Tours Annie H. Snipes Academy of Arts & Design in Wilmington During Teacher Appreciation Week, Highlights How Strong Public Schools Make Strong Communities

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 9th, Governor Roy Cooper celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week at Annie H. Snipes Academy of Arts & Design in Wilmington as part of “The Year of Public Schools” education tour. The Governor was joined by…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Guilford County Murder

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 9th, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Terry Allred, age 33. On…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Harnett County Murder

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 9th, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Daniel Williams, age 29. On…

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NC Medicaid Expansion hits 450,000 Enrollees in Just Five Months

RALEIGH, NC --Communities across the state continue to experience the life-changing impacts of Medicaid expansion as the state surpasses 450,000 North Carolinians signed up and more than one million prescriptions covered. The milestone means…

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Governor Cooper Tours Smith High School in Greensboro During Teacher Appreciation Week, Highlights How Strong Public Schools Make Strong Communities

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 7th, Governor Roy Cooper celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week at Smith High School in Greensboro as part of “The Year of Public Schools” education tour. The Governor was joined by teachers, students, local and state…

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Governor Cooper and Democratic Leaders Highlight New Legislation Instituting Moratorium on Taxpayer-Funded Private School Vouchers

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 6th, Governor Cooper and Democratic legislative leaders held a press conference outlining new legislation that would place a moratorium on more taxpayer-funded private school vouchers until our public schools are fully funded.…

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Governor Cooper Announces Three Judicial Appointments

RALEIGH, NC -- On May 3rd, Governor Roy Cooper announced three appointments to the North Carolina District Court. “These three judges have served their communities well and bring a variety of experience to their new positions,” said…

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Republicans Make Taxpayer-Funded Private School Vouchers for Millionaires a Top Priority Instead of Increasing Teacher Pay and Funding Public Schools

With New Expansion, Republicans Funneling $625 Million in Taxpayer Money to Millionaires and Robbing Public Schools of Critical Funding RALEIGH, NC – On May 2nd, Republican legislators signaled that one of their top priorities this…

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Study Finds Significant Economic Impact for North Carolina Generated by 2023 NASCAR All-Star Race at North Wilkesboro Speedway

Following State Investments to renovate speedways across NC, NASCAR All Star Race returned to North Wilkesboro in 2023 and 2024 RALEIGH, NC -- On May 3rd, in advance of the 2024 NASCAR All Star Race, North Carolinians got a glimpse of the…

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North Carolina’s Success in the Clean Energy Economy Continues with 545 New Jobs Coming to Lincoln County

Global battery component company will invest $140 million for first U.S. plant Raleigh, NC -- Green New Energy Materials, Inc., an experienced manufacturer of a key component used in lithium-ion batteries will establish its first manufacturing…

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Governor Cooper Announces 501 Jobs as Window Manufacturer Selects Johnston County

Crystal Window & Door Systems will invest $83.6 million in Selma RALEIGH, NC -- Crystal Window & Door Systems, a leading manufacturer of replacement and new construction windows will locate a manufacturing center in Johnston County,…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims April as Autism Awareness Month

RALEIGH, NC -- Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April as World Autism Month in North Carolina to raise awareness and recognize individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), their families and organizations working to support them.…

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Governor Cooper Announces Two Judicial Appointments

RALEIGH, NC -- On April 30th, Governor Roy Cooper announced two appointments to the North Carolina District Court. “Judge Boger-Allen and Bryan Norris bring a variety of legal experience to the District Court bench and have served our…

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Global Solar Technology Leader Selects Pitt County for First North American Production Facility

RALEIGH, NC -- Boviet Solar, a global renewable energy company, will create 908 new jobs in Pitt County, Governor Roy Cooper announced on April 26th. The company will invest more than $294 million to locate its first North American solar panel…

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Governor Cooper Honors NASA Astronaut and North Carolina Native Christina Koch, Highlights North Carolina’s Strong Public Schools

Raleigh, NC -- On April 24th, Governor Roy Cooper honored NASA Astronaut and North Carolina Native Christina Koch for her accomplishments and celebrated North Carolina’s STEM education programs and strong public schools. During the event,…

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Securing North Carolina’s Future: Governor Cooper Presents Budget that Raises Teacher Pay, Secures Child Care, Instead of More Taxpayer-Funded Private School Vouchers

Governor Cooper Proposes Historic Investments in Public Education, Workforce, Economic Development and Protecting Natural Resources While Cutting Taxes for Working Families RALEIGH, NC -- On April 24th, Governor Roy Cooper released his…

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Governor Cooper Joins NASA Astronaut Christina Koch and NC A&T Chancellor Harold Martin to Highlight North Carolina’s Strong STEM Public Education Programs

Raleigh, NC -- On April 23rd, Governor Roy Cooper joined NASA Astronaut Christina Koch and Chancellor Harold Martin at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to highlight North Carolina’s strong STEM public education…

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Governor Cooper Announces 157 New Jobs as Innovative Construction Group Selects Chatham County

Company plans to invest $39.8 million in Siler City Raleigh, NC -- Innovative Construction Group, LLC, an off-site construction services company serving developers, general contractors, and professional builders, expects to establish a new…

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Governor Cooper Announces $156 Million EPA Award to Strengthen Solar Energy Use in Communities Across North Carolina

Raleigh, NC -- On April 22nd, Governor Roy Cooper announced that EnergizeNC, North Carolina’s Solar for All coalition, has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for $156 million in funding through the Greenhouse Gas…

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Governor Cooper Celebrates Earth Day on Blue Ridge Parkway

Raleigh, NC -- On April 22nd, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) Secretary Reid Wilson celebrated Earth Day by visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway in Buncombe County. They were joined by the…

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Governor Cooper and Former UNC System President Tom Ross Release Statements on University System Board of Governors’ Efforts to Abolish Positions and Initiatives that Promote Diversity

Raleigh, NC -- On April 17th, Governor Roy Cooper and former UNC System President Tom Ross released statements on efforts by the UNC System Board of Governors to abolish positions and initiatives that promote diversity at public universities in…

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South African Advanced Manufacturer Will Establish U.S. Presence with $9 Million Investment in Forsyth County

Raleigh, NC -- Radél, Inc., a global manufacturer of electro-mechanical components, will locate a new state-of-the-art production facility in Forsyth County, creating 32 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced on April 17th. The company will…

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Governor Cooper Tours Dorothy B. Johnson Pre-K Center, Highlights How Strong Public Schools Make Strong Communities

RALEIGH, NC -- On April 16th, Governor Roy Cooper visited Dorothy B. Johnson Pre-K Center as part of “The Year of Public Schools” education tour. The Governor was joined by teachers, students, local education leaders and local elected…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims April 15th-19th Enrollment Assisters Appreciation Week in North Carolina

Raleigh, NC -- On April 16th, Governor Roy Cooper signed a proclamation for Enrollment Assisters Appreciation Week in North Carolina in recognition of their efforts in helping people apply for health coverage in communities across the state.…

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Governor and Mrs. Cooper Host State Lunch Honoring Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio and Mrs. Kishida Yuko and Participate in Events Across the State

On Friday, the historic visit of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and his wife Kishida Yuko to North Carolina continued with an array of events. On Friday, the historic visit of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and his wife Kishida…

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Updated Footage and Photos Available: Governor Cooper Greets Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio and Mrs. Kishida Yuko at Airport

On Thursday evening, Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper greeted Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio and Mrs. Kishida Yuko upon their arrival at RDU-International Airport. This historic visit to North Carolina by the Prime Minister…

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FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies Expands Holly Springs Facility to Create One of the Largest End-to-End Cell Culture Facilities in the World

FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies North Carolina, Inc. will expand its biopharmaceutical manufacturing facility in Wake County, adding 680 jobs and investing $1.2 billion in the Town of Holly Springs, Governor Cooper announced today. In 2021, the…

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Governor Cooper to Attend White House State Dinner Honoring Prime Minister of Japan

Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper will travel to Washington, D.C. to attend a White House State Dinner on Wednesday night honoring America’s relationship with Japan. President Biden will host Japanese Prime Minister Kishida…

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Southern Hospitality: North Carolina Prepares to Host Prime Minister of Japan Kishida Fumio

This week, Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper will host a historic visit from Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio and his wife Mrs. Kishida Yuko. The visit will feature a State Lunch at the Executive Mansion, visits to major…

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Governor Cooper Announces Business Court Nominee

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced his nomination of Todd Brown, Sr. as a Special Superior Court Judge to be designated to the North Carolina Business Court. “Todd Brown has extensive business litigation experience at both the state and…

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Governor Cooper Announces Boards and Commissions Appointments

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced Boards and Commissions appointments. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Board of Chiropractic Examiners: - D. Curtis Lawson of Durham as a public member. Lawson retired…

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Governor Cooper to Hold Women's Health Roundtables to Expose the Details on the Dangerous Abortion Ban Senate Bill 20

On Thursday, Governor Roy Cooper released a video outlining the devastating impact Senate Bill 20 would have on women’s reproductive health in North Carolina and calling on several Republican legislators to keep their campaign promises to…

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Governor Cooper Announces State Boards and Commissions Appointments

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to boards and commissions. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individual to the North Carolina Acupuncture Licensing Board: Patricia Ann Bernarding of Burnsville as a public member.…

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Governor Cooper Declines to Sign One Bill

Today, Governor Roy Cooper declined to sign one bill into law: Senate Bill 157: Limited Provisional License Modification. Governor Cooper made the following statement on SB 157: "For years, NC’s graduated drivers license process has…

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Governor Cooper Announces State Boards and Commissions Nominations

Governor Roy Cooper announced nominations to boards and commissions today. Gov. Cooper has nominated the following individuals for appointment to the North Carolina State Board of Education: John M. Blackburn of Linville as the 7th Education…

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Governor Cooper Announces $1.6 million in Workforce Development Grants to nonprofits

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded four special workforce training grants totaling more than $1.6 million to North Carolina nonprofit organizations, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)…

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Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Highlight North Carolina's Commitment to Building an Age-Friendly State

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 280 directing action to continue the state’s commitment to building an age-friendly state. The Executive Order brings a whole-of-government approach to support North Carolina’s aging…

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Governor Cooper Urges North Carolinians to Prepare for Hurricane Season

As part of Hurricane Preparedness Week, Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to learn about and prepare for the dangers of severe tropical weather in preparation for the upcoming hurricane season. Hurricane season runs from June 1 through…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims Small Business Week in North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April 30 – May 6, 2023 as Small Business Week to celebrate the impact of entrepreneurs and small businesses on North Carolina’s economy. “North Carolina’s small businesses are the fuel for…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Halifax County Murder

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Cierra Rockel Webb, age 25. On November 13, 2022,…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Guilford County Murder

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Jeremy Jermih Bailey, age 24. On November 26,…

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Turkey Breeder to Build Hatchery with $58 Million Investment in Goldsboro

Select Genetics, a turkey breeder, will create 26 jobs in Wayne County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $58 million to build a new turkey egg hatchery and establish turkey farms in Goldsboro. “Our farming legacy…

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Industrial Shredding Company Adds State-of-the-Art Facility in High Point Expansion

Vecoplan, LLC, a manufacturer of industrial shredding equipment, will create 33 jobs in Guilford County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $6.75 million to locate a new manufacturing facility in High Point. “Global…

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Governor Cooper Announces 240 New Jobs as U.K. Aerospace Company Selects Greensboro for Major Aircraft Maintenance Center

Marshall USA LLC, a subsidiary of the United Kingdom’s largest privately owned aerospace and defense business, will establish a major maintenance and engineering facility at the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, creating 240…

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Following Significant Student Learning Recovery, Governor Cooper Urges General Assembly to Make Major Investments in Public Education

Today, Governor Roy Cooper urged state legislators to make major investments in public education following a report from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction that showed students across the state experienced significant learning…

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Governor Cooper Volunteers at Diaper Bank of North Carolina in Durham, Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Today, Governor Roy Cooper volunteered at the Diaper Bank of North Carolina in Durham to celebrate National Volunteer Week. He thanked staff and volunteers for their work and wrapped diapers to be donated to families across North Carolina.…

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Governor Cooper Announces More Grants to Rural Communities to Attract 169 New Jobs and nearly $50 Million in Private Investment

The North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA) has approved nine grant requests to local governments totaling $2,221,694, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The requests include commitments to create a total of 191 jobs, 22 of which were…

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Governor Cooper Celebrates Earth Day at Goose Creek State Park in Beaufort County

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR) Secretary Reid Wilson celebrated Earth Day by visiting Goose Creek State Park in Washington. “State parks are a great place for people in…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims National Volunteer Week, Celebrates Volunteers Across North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April 16 – 22, 2023 as National Volunteer Week in North Carolina to recognize the important work volunteers do in communities across the state and encourage more North Carolinians to find volunteer…

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Governor Cooper Announces Aircraft Maintenance Company Will Create 85 Jobs with Greensboro Expansion

TAT Piedmont Aviation, an aviation Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) company, will expand its operations near the Piedmont Triad International Airport and create 85 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $12.8…

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Governor Cooper Highlights Tech Team Program and Proposed Budget Investments in Education at High School in Durham

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Information Technology Secretary Jim Weaver toured Southern School of Energy and Sustainability in Durham. The Governor highlighted the Tech Team program run by the North Carolina Business…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims April as STEM Education Month in North Carolina

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed April as STEM Education Month in North Carolina to highlight the positive impacts of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and recognize STEM educators across the state that are preparing students for…

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Governor Cooper Statement on Mifepristone Ruling

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement on mifepristone: The continued use of this proven safe drug is critical to women’s health and the fallout from these rulings shows the chaotic and damaging consequences of striking…

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Australian Environmental Company Selects Iredell County for its First North American Operation

EPOC Enviro, a PFAS remediation company, will create 226 new jobs in Iredell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $4.1 million to locate its first North American production site to Statesville.…

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Global Glass Manufacturer Will Expand Operations in Scotland County

Pilkington North America, Inc. (PNA), a major glass manufacturing company, will invest $86.8 million in its operations in Scotland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The project includes the rebuild of one of its two float glass lines,…

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Governor Cooper Visits Child Care Center in Asheville, Highlights Proposed Budget Investments in Child Care Centers

Today, Governor Roy Cooper toured the Irene Wortham Early Learning Center in Asheville to highlight recommended budget investments to support children, families and businesses. In March 2023, the Governor announced his proposed budget, First in…

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Governor Cooper Meets With Workers, Suppliers and Local Officials Impacted by Canton Paper Mill Closure

Today, Governor Roy Cooper traveled to western North Carolina and met with local leaders and community members in Canton who are affected by the closure of the town’s century old paper mill by Illinois packaging conglomerate Pactiv Evergreen.…

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Governor Cooper Highlights Budget Investments in Early Education at Child Care Center in Charlotte

Today, Governor Roy Cooper toured Lollipop Child Development Center in Charlotte to highlight recommended budget investments that will support children, families and businesses. The Governor’s proposed budget, First in Opportunity, would…

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Peanut Processor to Invest $17 Million in Elizabethtown Facility

Severn Peanut Company, a peanut sheller, will create 44 jobs in Bladen County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $17 million to upgrade and renovate its facility in Elizabethtown for peanut butter production.…

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Governor Cooper Signs Two Bills into Law, Declines to Sign One Bill

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed two bills into law: House Bill 2: 2022 Budget Technical Corrections Senate Bill 174: Rev. Laws Tech., Clarifying, & Admin. Chngs He also declined to sign the following bill: House Bill 11:…

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Governor Cooper Encourages Employers to Apply for HIRE Vets Medallion Program

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders are encouraging North Carolina employers to hire veterans and to apply for recognition with a HIRE Vets Medallion Award, an official program of the U.S.…

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Governor Cooper Hosts Women's History Month Celebration, Recognizes North Carolina Women Leaders

Today, Governor Roy Cooper hosted a Women’s History Month celebration at the Executive Mansion and honored North Carolina women who have made an impact through their work and advocacy. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who…

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Governor Cooper Signs Medicaid Expansion into Law

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed House Bill 76, Access to Healthcare Options, into law. The legislation will expand Medicaid, which is expected to provide health coverage to over 600,000 people across North Carolina and bring billions in federal…

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Governor Cooper Vetoes Legislation Eliminating Sheriffs' Background Checks for Handguns

Today, Governor Roy Cooper vetoed one bill: Senate Bill 41: Guarantee 2nd Amend Freedom and Protections Governor Cooper made the following statement on SB 41: "Eliminating strong background checks will allow more domestic abusers and other…

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Governor Cooper Visits Public School in Wilmington, Highlights Proposed Budget Investments in Teachers and Education

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited Winter Park Elementary School in Wilmington and highlighted his recommended budget investments to support teachers, students and schools. The Governor’s budget, First in Opportunity, would offer significant…

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Governor Cooper Visits Child Care Center in Greenville, Highlights Proposed Budget Investments in Child Care and Early Education

Today, Governor Roy Cooper toured Dawnsha’s Loving Childcare #2 in Greenville and highlighted his recommended budget investments in child care to support children, families and businesses. The Governor’s budget, First in Opportunity,…

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Governor Cooper Tours Child Care Center in Goldsboro, Highlights Investments in North Carolina Military Families

Today, Governor Roy Cooper, North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley and NC Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Secretary LtGen Walter Gaskin toured the Creative Academy Early Learning Center in…

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North Carolina Awarded $500,000 to Help More People Afford High-Speed Internet

North Carolina will get $500,000 to help more low-income households afford monthly high-speed internet service, Governor Roy Cooper announced. The Federal Communications Commission has awarded the N.C. Department of Information Technology (NCDIT)…

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Governor Cooper Lets Two Bills Become Law

Today, Governor Roy Cooper let the following bills become law without his signature: Senate Bill 53: Hotel Safety Issues House Bill 40: Prevent Rioting and Civil Disorder Governor Cooper made the following statement on SB 53: "This bill…

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Governor Cooper Visits Public Schools, Highlights Budget Investments in Education

Governor Roy Cooper today highlighted his recommended investments in schools, teachers and families with visits to Scurlock Elementary School in Hoke County and Northern Guilford High School in Guilford County. The Governor’s budget, First in…

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Governor Cooper Releases Proposed Budget, First in Opportunity

Today, Governor Roy Cooper released his recommended budget for FY 2023-2025, First in Opportunity. The plan put forth by the Governor builds on the state’s success and “once-in-a-generation” opportunity by investing in North…

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North Carolina Textile Manufacturer to Invest $24 Million in Winston-Salem Expansion

Tex-Tech Industries, a leading manufacturer of specialty textiles, will create 49 new jobs in Forsyth County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $24.8 million to build a new manufacturing center in Winston-Salem. …

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Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Establishing State Office of Violence Prevention

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced the creation of a statewide Office of Violence Prevention that will be located in the North Carolina Department of Public Safety. By coordinating efforts across state agencies and partnering with local leaders,…

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Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order to Emphasize Skills, Experience in State Hiring

Governor Roy Cooper today issued Executive Order No. 278 to encourage more North Carolinians to apply for state jobs and to help state government recruit additional skilled workers. The Order directs the Office of State Human Resources (OSHR) in…

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Governor Cooper Signs One Bill into Law

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bill into law: Senate Bill 115: Repurpose R.J. Blackley Ctr as Psych Hospital Governor Cooper made the following statement on SB 115: “This new law will help more children and young…

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Governor Cooper Announces $9.6 Million In Park Accessibility Grants

The Parks and Recreation Authority has awarded $9.6 million in park accessibility grants for 21 projects across the state, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The 2021 state budget included $10 million for the Parks and Recreation Trust Fund to…

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Second Annual N.C. Education Datathon Brings Student Teams Together to Analyze Access to Out-of-School Resources

On March 6-7, the N.C. Department of Information Technology’s (NCDIT) Government Data Analytics Center, The Hunt Institute and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper partnered to sponsor the second annual North Carolina Education Datathon. At the…

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Governor Cooper Highlights Federal Grant for Alligator River Bridge Replacement

Today, Governor Roy Cooper, Federal Highway Administrator (FHWA) Shailen Bhatt and N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Secretary Eric Boyette highlighted a recent $110 million federal grant at the Alligator River Marina in Columbia. This…

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Governor Cooper Releases Roadmap for $1 Billion in Behavioral Health and Resilience Investments

Today, Governor Roy Cooper released a comprehensive plan to invest $1 billion in addressing North Carolina’s mental health and substance use crisis, including anxiety and depression rates that have almost quadrupled, overdose deaths that have…

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Governor Cooper Announces 500 New Jobs as Siemens Mobility Selects Davidson County for Major East Coast Manufacturing Center

Siemens Mobility, Inc., the global manufacturer of rail transportation vehicles and control systems, will build a major advanced manufacturing and rail services center in Davidson County, creating 506 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The…

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Governor Cooper Reminds North Carolinians to Prepare and Practice for Severe Weather

March 5-11 is Severe Weather Preparedness Week and Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to prepare and practice safety plans in case severe weather strikes. “Spring is the most active season for thunderstorms and tornadoes across…

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MEET THE GUESTS: Governor Cooper to Deliver Fourth State of the State Address Highlighting Historic Investments and Opportunities Ahead for North Carolina

Tonight, Governor Roy Cooper will deliver his fourth State of the State address, emphasizing that North Carolina is at a pivotal moment with opportunities for historical investments rebuilding North Carolina’s infrastructure, communities and…

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Governor Cooper and Attorney General Stein File Amicus Brief in Partisan Gerrymandering Case

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and Attorney General Josh Stein filed an amicus brief in the partisan gerrymandering case currently before the North Carolina Supreme Court for a rehearing after the Court’s composition changed in January. The brief…

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BROADCAST INFORMATION: Governor Cooper to Give State of the State Address on Monday, March 6, at 7 PM

On Monday, March 6, Governor Roy Cooper will give his fourth State of the State address at 7:01 pm. The State of the State will be livestreamed online at pbsnc.org. The live broadcast will begin at 7:01:00 PM, when the Governor enters the House…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims March 2023 as Students@Work Month

Governor Roy Cooper has declared March 2023 as Students@Work? Month in North Carolina. Throughout the month, businesses across the state will help 25,500 students learn first-hand about jobs and industries in their local communities and throughout…

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Readout from Governor's Meeting with State Health Officials and NC Independent Colleges and Universities Leaders on Efforts to Support Mental Health on Campuses

Governor Roy Cooper joined DHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) President Hope Williams, and Presidents and campus leaders from the majority of North Carolina’s independent colleges and…

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Governor Cooper Statement on Medicaid Expansion

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement: "An agreement by legislative leaders to expand Medicaid in North Carolina is a monumental step that will save lives and I commend the hard work that got us here. Since we all agree this is…

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Governor Cooper Celebrates Read Across America Week

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited and toured Wilburn Elementary School in Raleigh to celebrate Read Across America Week. During the event, Governor Cooper visited classrooms and read to students. “Read Across America Week is an important…

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Governor Cooper Urges Congress to Invest in Child Care

Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to the North Carolina congressional delegation urging long-term recurring federal investment in quality child care. “Quality child care is critical for supporting children’s education while making it…

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Packaging Manufacturer to Build New Facility in Archdale with $32 Million Investment

Axium Packaging, a manufacturer of packaging and containers, will create 118 jobs in Randolph County over the next three years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $32 million to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing…

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Flag Alert: Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Former NC Congressman Jim Broyhill

U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former NC Congressman Jim Broyhill From sunrise to sunset February 28, 2023 TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Bladen County Murder

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Eric Lavon Chancy, age 20. On June 10, 2022, at…

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UPS to Create 98 Jobs with $12 Million Investment at New Local Distribution Center in the Town of Holly Ridge

Global integrated logistics solutions provider, UPS [NYSE: UPS], will create 98 new jobs in Onslow County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest more than $12.3 million to locate a distribution facility in the southeast…

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Governor Cooper Announces $462.9 Million in Clean Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Funding, Tours Water Treatment Facilities in Lexington and Cullowhee

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced $462.9 million in funding for 249 infrastructure projects in 80 communities statewide that will strengthen North Carolina’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems. As part of this announcement,…

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High Tech French Company Selects Henderson County for its North American Headquarters

Global RFID inlays and tags manufacturer, Tageos will create 64 new jobs in Henderson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $19.25 million to establish its North American headquarters in the Town of Fletcher.…

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Readout frGovernor's Virtual Meeting with State Health Officials, UNC System Leaders, Chancellors on Efforts to Support Mental Health on Campuses

Governor Roy Cooper joined DHHS Secretary Kody Kinsley, UNC System President Peter Hans, Chancellors and leaders from the 17 UNC System campuses on a virtual meeting on Friday, February 17, to discuss ongoing investments and efforts to support…

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Governor Cooper Highlights NHL Stadium Series Outdoor Hockey Game and its Impact on State's Economy

Today, Governor Roy Cooper kicked off the Carolina Hurricanes Fan Fest in Raleigh. He sounded the Carolina Hurricanes siren and spoke about the impact of hockey in North Carolina. “North Carolina is a hockey state,” said Governor…

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Governor Cooper Announces Nomination of Special Superior Court Judge

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced the nomination of the Honorable Edwin G. Wilson, Jr. to serve as Special Superior Court Judge. He has been nominated to serve as a Special Superior Court Judge to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the…

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Governor Cooper Honors North Carolina's Black Judges and Lawyers, Proclaims Black History Month

Today, Governor Roy Cooper honored Black History Month and recognized North Carolina’s African American lawyers and judges for their critical work in the legal field and justice system. “North Carolina is a stronger and more inclusive…

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Governor Cooper Highlights Investments in Clean Water Infrastructure in Edgecombe County

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited Edgecombe County to highlight water infrastructure grant funding. The Town of Pinetops will receive $7.9 million to replace its water lines, supporting households across the town. Edgecombe County will receive $1.1…

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New Revenue Forecast Projects $3.25 Billion Surplus and 10.7% Revenue Increase for Fiscal Year 2022-23

Economists in the Office of State Budget and Management and the General Assembly’s Fiscal Research Division released an updated consensus revenue forecast today anticipating an additional $3.25 billion in state revenues for FY 2022-23, putting…

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Governor Cooper Honors NC Central University Football Team, the 2022 Cricket Celebration Bowl Champion

“The NC Central Eagles showed amazing determination and passion in winning the 2022 HBCU National Championship at the Cricket Celebration Bowl and they made all North Carolinians proud,” said Governor Cooper. “Coach Oliver and his…

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Governor Cooper Announces Public Forums for the Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina, Encourages North Carolinians to Participate

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced a series of Public Forums hosted by the Governor’s Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina at which members of the commission will seek ideas and suggestions on how to enhance…

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Governor Cooper Announces $7.7 Million for Mental Health Programs in State Colleges and Universities

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced $7.7 million in new funding to support North Carolina’s postsecondary institutions in providing additional mental health services to students. Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced $7.7 million in new…

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Governor Cooper Announces Appointments and Nominations to State Boards and Commissions

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina boards and commissions appointments and nominations. Gov. Cooper has nominated the following individual to serve as the Commissioner of Banks: Katherine M.R. Bosken of Cary as Commissioner of…

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Governor Cooper Appoints Superior Court Judge for Durham County

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed the Honorable Judge Shamieka Rhinehart to serve as Superior Court Judge in Judicial District 14A, serving part of Durham County. Governor Roy Cooper has appointed the Honorable Judge Shamieka Rhinehart to serve as…

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Flag Alert: Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Former NC Senator Jerry W. Tillman

U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former NC Senator Jerry W. Tillman Beginning immediately until sunset February 7, 2023 TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the…

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Governor Cooper Celebrates National School Counseling Week at B. Everett Jordan Elementary School in Graham

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited and toured B. Everett Jordan Elementary School in Graham to celebrate National School Counseling Week and recognize the 2023 National School Counselor of the Year, Meredith Draughn of North Carolina. Today,…

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Manufacturer of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Selects Durham County for New Production Facility

Kempower Inc., a manufacturer of charging stations for electric vehicles, will create more than 300 jobs as it locates a new manufacturing facility in Durham County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Kempower Inc., a manufacturer of charging…

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Governor Cooper Statement on NC Supreme Court Decision to Rehear Cases

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement: “The fear that this Republican Supreme Court would give in to all the demands of the Republican legislature regardless of the constitution, precedent or judicial independence, is now…

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Governor Cooper Releases New Report Outlining Strategies to Strengthen North Carolina’s Clean Energy Economy and Achieve Climate Goals

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Analysis highlights significant opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and deploy clean energy solutions across the state Today, Governor Roy Cooper released the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Analysis…

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Flag Alert: Lowering NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Former Chairman of the Occaneechi Band of the Saponi Nation, John 'Blackfeather' Jeffries

TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System; Governor’s Mansion;…

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Governor Cooper Announces Five Recipients of Governor's Educator Discovery Award

Professional development grants awarded to teachers in Cumberland, Forsyth, Franklin, Mecklenburg, and Wake Counties Today, Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina Business Committee for Education (NCBCE) announced five teachers across the…

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Governor Cooper Encourages Eligible North Carolinians to Claim Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) on Federal Taxes to Access Full Benefits

Research shows millions of dollars in eligible credits go unclaimed each year Today, Governor Cooper joined the United States Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service in recognizing January 27 as Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)…

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Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of the Victims of the Tragedy in Monterey Park, CA

U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of the Tragedy in Monterey Park, California Beginning immediately until sunset January 26, 2023 TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of…

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Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Former NC Rep. Annie Brown Kennedy

U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former NC Rep. Annie Brown Kennedy Beginning immediately until sunset January 20, 2023 TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the…

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Governor Cooper Donates Blood, Proclaims January as Blood Donation Month

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper visited the American Red Cross to donate blood and highlight the importance of donating blood. Today, Governor Roy Cooper and First Lady Kristin Cooper visited the American Red Cross to…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Atlantic Beach Murder

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Randall Joseph Miller, age 65. At approximately…

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Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Protect State's Information Technology Infrastructure

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order prohibiting the use of certain applications and websites on state devices including computers and mobile phones. Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order prohibiting the use of…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Vance County Murder

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of De’Cedric Tyquon Alston, 22 years old. In…

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Governor Cooper Announces Three Judicial Appointments

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced three judicial appointments to District Courts across the state. “These appointees bring years of knowledge and experience to the bench,” Governor Cooper said. “I’m thankful for their…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Guilford County Murder

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Kate-Lynn Hope Simmons, age 18. On June 4, 2017,…

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Application Period Now Open for Summer STEM Program in State Government

High school girls interested in STEM-related public service careers can apply through Feb. 24 Raleigh, NC – Know a high school girl interested in public service and a future career in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics? The…

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NC State Employees' Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony

What: 2023 NC State Employees’ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Observance Program and John R. Larkins Award Ceremony When: Friday, January 13, 2023 from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: In-Person: First Baptist Church, 99 North Salisbury Street,…

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Op-Ed for Publication from Governor Cooper: Sustainable Electricity We Can Rely On

North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable electricity at a reasonable cost, but because of increasingly severe weather and aging fossil fuel plants, that result could be less certain. North Carolinians deserve reliable, sustainable…

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NC State Employees and Facilities Go Blue in Recognition of Human Trafficking

State currently ranks in top 15 for reported human trafficking cases Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper declared January as Human Trafficking Awareness Month and January 11 as Human Trafficking Awareness Day to bring attention to this…

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ICYMI: Business Facilities Magazine Names North Carolina State of the Year for Economic Development

For the second time in three years, Business Facilities magazine has recognized North Carolina for its record number of investments in the state and jobs created After a historic year for job announcements and investments, North Carolina has been…

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Flag Alert: Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Former NC Rep. Walter Stine Isenhower

U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former NC Rep. Walter Stine Isenhower Beginning immediately until sunset January 4, 2023 Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff immediately…

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Readout from Governor's Office Meeting with Duke Energy Officials Following Christmas Power Outages

Today, Governor Cooper and staff from the Governor’s Office met with officials from Duke Energy, including Lynn Good, President and Chief Executive Order of Duke Energy, Julie Janson, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke…

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Alligator River Bridge Replacement Receives Federal Grant

Project would replace aging swing-span with two-lane, high-rise bridge A replacement for the 60-year-old Alligator River Bridge on U.S. 64 between Tyrrell and Dare counties is a step closer to reality. A replacement for the 60-year-old Alligator…

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Governor Cooper Appoints District Court Judge

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed the Honorable Craig James to serve as District Court Judge in Judicial District 11, serving Johnston, Harnett and Lee Counties. Governor Roy Cooper has appointed the Honorable Craig James to serve as District…

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Under Governor Cooper's Leadership, North Carolina Announces a Record Number of New Jobs, Makes Historic Investments and Moves Further Toward a Clean Energy Future in 2022

Under Governor Roy Cooper’s leadership, 2022 was a historic year for North Carolina with a record number of new jobs announced, meaningful progress in the continued transition to a clean energy economy, and historic investments in…

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Governor Cooper Signs State of Emergency to Activate Emergency Response Plan, Increase Transportation of Fuel Supplies In Advance of Extreme Cold Temperatures

With the possibility of icy conditions in the western part of the state and below average temperatures expected as an arctic mass approaches, Governor Roy Cooper signed a State of Emergency today to activate the state’s emergency operations…

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Governor Cooper Commutes Sentences and Issues Pardons of Forgiveness

Governor Cooper today commuted the sentences of six people in North Carolina prisons and granted pardons of forgiveness to four others. These commutations and pardons follow an intensive review of cases, including the circumstances of the crimes,…

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Governor Cooper Highlights Clean Water Infrastructure Investments in Yadkin and Surry Counties

North Carolina is investing $2.3 billion in water and wastewater infrastructure across the state Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited Yadkin and Surry counties to highlight water infrastructure grant funding. Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited…

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27 North Carolina Communities Receive $42.3 Million in Neighborhood Revitalization Grants

The North Carolina Department of Commerce awarded 30 Community Development Block Grant - Neighborhood Revitalization (CDBG-NR) fund requests to 27 local governments totaling $42.3 million. The requests will provide housing and public improvements…

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Governor Cooper Announces Judicial Appointment

Governor Roy Cooper announced that he will appoint Allison Riggs to serve as a North Carolina Court of Appeals judge. She will fill the vacancy created by the Honorable Richard Dietz’s election to the North Carolina Supreme Court.…

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Rural Transformation Grants Awarded to Boost Local Economies

$19.7 million from federal American Rescue Plan awarded for rural economic development Governor Roy Cooper announced today that 42 local governments in rural areas across the state have been awarded grants from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund,…

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Healthcare Packaging Company Selects Forsyth County for its First Flexible Packaging Operation in North America

Nelipak Corporation (d/b/a Nelipak Healthcare Packaging), a leading global healthcare packaging manufacturer, will initially invest at least $11.8 million to establish a flexible packaging production site in Winston-Salem, announced Governor Roy…

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Governor Cooper Hosts Early Hanukkah Celebration at the Executive Mansion

Today, Governor Roy Cooper hosted a Hanukkah menorah lighting at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in advance of the holiday to celebrate and show support for North Carolina’s Jewish community. Hanukkah begins the evening of Sunday,…

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Biotechnology Company Selects Durham for a $40 Million Investment

Catalent, a leading global development and manufacturing partner to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and consumer health industries, will create more than 200 new jobs in Durham County over the next five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced…

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Governor Cooper Announces 200 New Jobs as Albemarle Corporation Expands in Mecklenburg County

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), the global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Charlotte, will expand and create at least 200 jobs in Mecklenburg County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will establish an advanced…

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Governor Cooper Appoints Superior Court Judge for Nash County

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Timothy W. Wilson to serve as Superior Court Judge in Judicial District 7A serving Nash County. He will fill the vacant seat created by the retirement of the Honorable Quentin Sumner. “Tim Wilson brings…

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Governor's Office Announces Personnel Changes

Governor Roy Cooper today announced new personnel within the Governor’s Office. “I’m proud of the strong, diverse team we have built to move our state forward and help our people and communities. It’s a privilege to serve…

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Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Warren County Deputy Jose Deleon

TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System; Governor’s Mansion;…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on the Destruction of Electric Utility Infrastructure in Moore County

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State, Duke Energy and Moore County are each offering monetary rewards of up to a total of $75,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the…

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Governor Cooper Highlights Investments in North Carolina's Children, Families and Workforce

Today, Governor Roy Cooper toured the Wildflower Cottage for Children in Durham County to highlight the North Carolina Child Care Stabilization Grants that child care centers across the state have received to support and retain the early educator…

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Governor Cooper Announces Food Tech Company to Build First Large-Scale Production Facility with $123 Million Investment in Wilson

Future Meat Technologies Inc. d/b/a Believer Meats, a cultivated meat company, will create up to 100 new jobs in Wilson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will make an initial investment of more than $123 million to establish…

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Honoring National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Governor Roy Cooper on Dec 6th, ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. Wednesday will mark…

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Governor Cooper Announces Alamance Foods Will Expand and Create 135 Jobs

Alamance Foods, Inc., a manufacturer of a variety of consumer food products, will invest $42 million to expand its North Carolina operations in Alamance County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will create 135 jobs in Graham.…

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Governor Cooper Announces 129 New Jobs as Japanese Housing and Wood Products Company Selects Randolph County

Sumitomo Forestry America, Inc., a comprehensive housing and wood products company will create 129 jobs in Randolph County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company, through a new wholly owned subsidiary, will establish a manufacturing…

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Building Products Company Selects Rocky Mount for $7.5 Million Expansion

Woodgrain, Inc., a building products company, will create 42 new jobs in Nash County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $7.5 million to expand its door-hanging operation in Rocky Mount. “It’s great that Rocky…

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Governor Cooper Encourages Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Dec. 4 - 10 and Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives. “Winter weather predictions across North Carolina can be…

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Governor Cooper Presented with State Capitol Christmas Tree and Wreaths

Today, Governor Roy Cooper greeted members of the North Carolina Christmas Tree Association to accept the Christmas trees and wreaths that will be displayed inside the State Capitol during the holiday season. This is the 44th annual competition…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Hertford County Murder

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Patrice Faison, age 38. On Friday, January 22,…

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Governor Cooper Highlights Transition to Clean Transportation Future

Today, Governor Roy Cooper spoke at the North Carolina Medium- and Heavy-Duty (MHD) Electric Vehicle State Policy Bootcamp and Showcase hosted by the Electrification Coalition to highlight the importance of electrifying MHD vehicles in North…

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Governor Cooper Announces Members of Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina

Governor Cooper Announces Members of Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed individuals to the Governor's Commission on the Governance of Public Universities in North Carolina.…

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Governor Cooper Pardons Two Turkeys from the Thanksgiving Table

Governor Cooper Pardons Two Turkeys from the Thanksgiving Table Today, Governor Roy Cooper pardoned two turkeys, Biscuit and Tater, at the annual North Carolina Turkey Pardon Ceremony at the Executive Mansion. The Governor was joined by…

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German Ventilation Company Relocates North American Headquarters to Forsyth County with $100 Million Expansion

Ziehl-Abegg, Inc., a manufacturer of commercial ventilation systems, will create 189 new jobs in Forsyth County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company says it will invest more than $100 million to expand its operations and relocate its…

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Governor Cooper Celebrates Apprenticeship Week and Highlights Apprenticeship Program in Sanford

Today, Governor Roy Cooper celebrated Apprenticeship Week by touring the Caterpillar Pre-Apprenticeship Training in Welding Program at Central Carolina Community College. He has also proclaimed November 13-19 as Apprenticeship Week to recognize how…

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Governor Cooper Appoints Superior Court Judge for Guilford County

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed The Honorable Tonia Cutchin to serve as Superior Court Judge in Judicial District 18E, serving part of Guilford County. The Honorable Susan Bray retired recently and Judge Cutchin will fill the vacant seat created…

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Nominations Now Being Accepted for 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for North Carolina's 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. Volunteers in Dare County who have given a substantial amount of their time and talent to assist others in the community through outstanding…

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Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims November as American Indian Heritage Month

Celebrating the history and heritage of North Carolina’s Indigenous people Raleigh, NC – In honor of our nation’s first inhabitants, Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed November as American Indian Heritage Month, celebrating the…

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State Agencies Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2023 Student Internships

Application deadline is January 9, 2023 Raleigh, NC – Beginning this week, college students can apply for up to 100 internships across multiple North Carolina state government agencies. Governed by the NC Department of…

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NC Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies Holds Final Meeting of 2022

The North Carolina Taskforce for Offshore Wind Economic Resource Strategies (NC TOWERS), held its final meeting of the year at Carteret Community College in Morehead City on November 1st. NC TOWERS brings together representatives from government,…

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Governor Cooper Statement on NC Supreme Court Ruling on Leandro

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement: “It’s our constitutional duty to ensure every child has access to a sound basic education. As the NC Supreme Court has affirmed today, we must do more for our students all…

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Governor Cooper Tours High Point Child Care Center to Highlight NC Child Care Stabilization Grants

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited and toured the Kid Appeal Learning Center in High Point to highlight the NC Child Care Stabilization Grants. More than $655 million has been distributed to over 4,200 child care facilities across the state to…

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Governor Cooper Honors NC State Women's Cross Country Team, the 2021 NCAA National Champions

Today, Governor Roy Cooper honored the North Carolina State University Women’s Cross Country Team for winning the 2021 NCAA Women’s Cross Country National Championship. This is the first NCAA National Championship for any NC State team…

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Governor Cooper Announces $8.45 million in Workforce Development Grants to Local Communities

The North Carolina Department of Commerce has awarded 20 special grants to 11 local workforce development boards, totaling $8.45 million, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Boards will use the grants to help jobseekers and small businesses with…

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Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Establishing Commission on the Future of Public Universities in North Carolina

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order establishing the Commission on the Future of Public Universities to advise the Office of the Governor and the public on the status of public higher education governance in North Carolina and on…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Halifax County Murders

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murders of Levita Romane Webb, age 41, and Dexter…

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Governor Cooper Announces Appointments to State Boards and Commissions

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to North Carolina boards and commissions. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the Andrea Harris Task Force: Secretary Pamela B. Cashwell of Raleigh in the seat reserved for…

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Governor Offers Reward for Information on Carteret County Murders

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murders of Phillip Raymond Fulcher, age 59 and his brother,…

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Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Grow North Carolina's Clean Energy Economy by Supporting the Market-Driven Transition to Zero-Emission Trucks and Buses

Governor Roy Cooper today issued Executive Order No. 271 directing swift action to accelerate the state’s transition to a clean energy economy that creates good jobs and opportunities for all North Carolinians while protecting public health…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims October 24 as Diwali

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October 24 as Diwali. Diwali, known as the Festival of Lights, is celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists across the world. “I hope this Diwali is filled with peace, joy and prosperity for…

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Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims October 16-22 as National Business Women’s Week

Celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of North Carolina women in the public and private sector Raleigh, NC – In a proclamation signing, Governor Roy Cooper declared October 16 – 22, 2022 as National Business Women’s…

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Governor Cooper Visits Fayetteville State University and Tours Child Care Center to Highlight NC Child Care Stabilization Grants

Governor Roy Cooper visited and toured the Fayetteville State University Early Childhood Learning Center today to highlight the NC Child Care Stabilization Grants. To date, more than $655 million has been distributed to 4,200 child care facilities…

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U.S. and NC Flags to Remain at Half-Staff in Honor of Victims of Shooting in Raleigh

Beginning from Oct 18, 2022 until sunset October 23 All U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities are to remain at half staff in honor of the innocent lives lost in the tragedy in East Raleigh's Hedingham neighborhood last week. Flags are…

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Governor Cooper Announces 131 New Jobs as American Woodmark Expands in Richmond County

American Woodmark Corporation (NASDAQ: AMWD), one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of cabinets, will expand its operations in Hamlet, North Carolina creating 131 jobs in Richmond County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. "Strong…

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Governor Cooper Appoints Superior Court Judge for Guilford County

Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Stephanie L. Reese to serve as Superior Court Judge in Judicial District 18B, serving part of Guilford County. The Honorable Joe Craig retired recently and Ms. Reese will fill the vacant seat created by his…

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Governor Cooper Announces Over $655 Million Distributed to More Than 4,200 Child Care Centers Through Child Care Stabilization Grants

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited and toured State Line Children’s World in Scotland County to highlight the North Carolina Child Care Stabilization Grants the center received to support and retain its workforce. “High-quality early…

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Textile Equipment Manufacturer to Establish Global Headquarters in Rowan County with $5 Million Investment

Fab-Con Machinery Development Corporation, a manufacturer of textile finishing equipment, will create 27 new jobs in Rowan County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $5.3 million to relocate its headquarters and…

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Governor Cooper Announces 440 New Jobs and $85 Million Investment for Scotland County as Food Processing Company Expands to North Carolina

SO-PAK-CO, Inc., a food processor and packager, will create 440 new jobs in Scotland County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $85 million to build a state-of-the-art processing and packaging facility in the City of…

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State Awards $30M for Clean School Bus Replacements, Including 43 New Electric School Buses

More than $30.1 million from the N.C. Volkswagen Settlement Program will be distributed by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality to fund 161 new school buses across the state, with the majority of the funding going toward new…

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North Carolina's Passenger Rail Service Breaks Record for Ridership

Governor Roy Cooper says more people rode the N.C. Department of Transportation’s intercity passenger rail service in September than any previous month in the 32-year history of the NC By Train service. The Carolinian and Piedmont trains…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims October as Minority Enterprise ?Development Month

Events will be held across North Carolina celebrating small, minority, and women-owned businesses Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper proclaimed October 2022 as Minority Enterprise Development Month to acknowledge the outstanding achievements…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month

North Carolinians are encouraged to wear purple on Oct. 20th to help spread awareness Raleigh, NC – Governor Roy Cooper declared October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month to bring attention to this national issue and encourages everyone…

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Governor Cooper Tours Rowland's Wastewater Plant, Highlights $10.3 Million Investment to Repair and Replace Sewer System

Today, Governor Roy Cooper toured the Town of Rowland’s wastewater plant and highlighted the $10.3 million clean water infrastructure grant that the town is receiving to replace and rehabilitate sanitary sewer infrastructure. “Strong…

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North Carolina Supports Florida in Hurricane Ian Response and Recovery

“Although we mourn five deaths and incurred some damage, it’s clear North Carolina missed the worst of this storm,” said Governor Roy Cooper. "Now that some of our emergency resources are no longer needed at home, we are sending…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims October Cybersecurity Awareness Month, Warns of Hurricane-Related Scams

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Following the damage and destruction Hurricane Ian left across North Carolina and the Southeast last week, state officials are warning all North Carolinians to be on higher…

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Storm Cleanup and Power Restoration Underway After Hurricane Ian

As Ian’s winds and rains leave North Carolina and the work of cleanup and power restoration is underway, Governor Roy Cooper cautions residents to be safe during cleanup work, as four deaths have been reported related to the storm.…

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Governor Cooper Issues State of Emergency in Advance of Severe Weather

In advance of Hurricane Ian’s remnants moving through the state, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency today to activate the state’s emergency operations plan, waive transportation rules to help the transport of fuel and…

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Governor Cooper Highlights $13.2 Million Investment to Create Water Distribution System in Ivanhoe

Today, Governor Roy Cooper highlighted the $13.2 million water infrastructure grant that Sampson County is receiving to provide water system connections for the community of Ivanhoe. “All North Carolinians deserve safe and clean drinking…

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State Office of Digital Equity and Literacy Launches $24M Digital Equity Grant Program

Governor Roy Cooper today announced the launch of the state’s first digital equity grant program, which will help North Carolinians afford high-speed internet, obtain digital devices and access digital literacy resources. The multi-phased…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims September 26 - 30 as North Carolina Clean Energy Week

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September 26 – 30, 2022 as North Carolina Clean Energy Week to highlight the work the state is doing to advance clean energy. “North Carolina is leading the way in the transition toward a clean energy…

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Governor Cooper Honors UNC Women's Lacrosse Team, the 2022 NCAA National Champions

Today, Governor Roy Cooper honored the University of North Carolina Women’s Lacrosse Team on winning the 2022 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse National Championship. “This Tar Heel team showed an amazing never say die determination in their…

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Governor Cooper Appoints Department of Adult Correction Secretary

Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Todd Ishee to lead the newly created Department of Adult Correction. The Department was formed as a stand alone Cabinet Agency in the 2021-2023 budget that was passed by the legislature and signed into law by the…

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101 North Carolina Small Businesses Win Grants to Build Next-Generation Technologies

The North Carolina Board of Science, Technology & Innovation announced today that 101 North Carolina small businesses have received 117 grants to advance the commercialization of innovative new technologies. The One North Carolina Small Business…

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N.C. Land and Water Fund Awards $70.3 Million to Protect Natural Areas, Waterways, Historic Sites and Military Buffers

The North Carolina Land and Water Fund awarded grants this week totaling $70.3 million, providing funds for 117 projects that will protect North Carolina’s land and water from the mountains to the coast, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.…

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Governor Cooper Attends Presidents Cup at Quail Hollow Club, Highlights North Carolina's Golf Industry

Today, Governor Roy Cooper attended The Presidents Cup golf tournament at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. This is the first time the tournament has ever been hosted in the Southeastern United States. The economic impact from the 2022 Presidents Cup…

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Governor Cooper Presents Official Bid for North Carolina to Host the 2027 World University Games

Today, Governor Cooper hosted the Executive Board of the International University Sports Federation (FISU) at the North Carolina Executive Mansion to demonstrate the state’s ability and desire to host the 2027 FISU World University Games in…

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Cummins-Meritor Selects Henderson County for a Second Expansion of its Largest North American Manufacturing Plant

Cummins-Meritor, a business unit within Cummins’ components segment, will add 40 new jobs in Henderson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. This latest expansion will invest $17 million to support the company’s automation…

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Governor Cooper Names New State Budget Director

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced State Budget Director Charlie Perusse’s retirement from the Office of State Budget and Management (OSBM). The Governor selected the state’s Chief Deputy State Budget Director Kristin Walker to replace…

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Governor Cooper Tours Martin Millennium Academy in Tarboro and Delivers Governor's School Supply Drive Donations

Governor Roy Cooper toured Martin Millennium Academy in Edgecombe County and delivered supplies collected from the Governor’s School Supply Drive today. The Governor also visited the classroom of a teacher who graduated from the Edgecombe…

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Medical Sterilizing Company to Build a Major Facility in Burlington with a $60 Million Investment

SteriTek, a contract sterilizer, will create 50 new jobs in Alamance County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $59.9 million to build an East Coast sterilization facility in Burlington. “SteriTek’s new…

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SunTree Snack Foods Selects Wayne County for East Coast Operations

SunTree Snack Foods will create 94 new jobs in Wayne County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $10.1 million to establish an East Coast manufacturing site in Goldsboro. “SunTree Snacks has made a great decision to…

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U.S. and NC Flags to Remain at Half-Staff in Honor of Queen Elizabeth II Until Sunset on Monday, September 19, 2022

TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System; Governor’s Mansion;…

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Governor Cooper Announces $100 Million Federal Grant for I-85 Corridor in Cleveland, Gaston Counties

North Carolina will receive $100 million in federal grant funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law signed by President Biden last year to make improvements along the vital corridor of Interstate 85 between Charlotte and the South Carolina…

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Governor Cooper Proclaims September 15 - October 15, 2022 as Hispanic Heritage Month

Governor Cooper has proclaimed September 15 – October 15 as Hispanic Heritage Month to honor and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the Hispanic, Latino and Latinx communities across North Carolina. This year’s theme is…

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Honoring Patriot Day, A National Day of Service and Remembrance: September 11, 2022

As we continue to honor the life of Queen Elizabeth II, we also pause this weekend to pay tribute to Patriot Day, also known as the National Day of Service and Remembrance. Sunday marks the 21st anniversary of 9/11. Gone but never forgotten, this…

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Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims September as National Recovery Month

overnor Roy Cooper has proclaimed September as National Recovery Month to emphasize the importance of substance use disorder treatment and prevention and show support for the people across the state who struggle with addiction. “Alcohol and…

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Live Oak Bank to Add 200 New Jobs in New Hanover County with a $25 Million Expansion in Wilmington

Live Oak Bank, a digitally-focused bank, will create 204 new jobs in New Hanover County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $25 million in Wilmington to expand its campus and workforce to support the financial needs of…

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Governor Cooper Announces Battery Manufacturer Will Create More Than 130 Jobs in Alamance County

Sunlight Batteries USA Inc., a manufacturer of lithium-ion and other high-performance batteries, will invest $40 million to expand its North Carolina operations into Alamance County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will create more…

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Governor Cooper Announces State Boards and Commissions Appointments

Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to North Carolina boards and commissions today. Gov. Cooper has appointed the following individuals to the North Carolina Board of Transportation: Merrie Jo Alcoke of New Bern as the second…

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Governor Cooper Announces Two Judicial Appointments

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced two judicial appointments to Superior and District Courts. “These appointees are knowledgeable leaders, and have served their communities well over the years,” said Governor Cooper. “I’m…

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Governor Cooper Presents Coach Mike Krzyzewski with The Order of The Long Leaf Pine

Today, Governor Roy Cooper presented Coach Mike Krzyzewski with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the State’s Highest Honorary Society, for his significant impact on the State of North Carolina during his tenure as Men’s Basketball Coach…

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U.S. and NC Flags to Remain at Half-Staff in Honor of Wayne County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman

Governor Roy Cooper is extending the half-staff order for all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities in honor of Wayne County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman. Beginning today through sunset August 9, all flags are to remain at…

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Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Wayne County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Matthew Fishman

Beginning immediately until sunset August 5, 2022 TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina…

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Governor Cooper Announces Judicial Appointment

Governor Cooper Announces Judicial Appointment Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Rhonda Young as District Court Judge to Judicial District 10D, serving part of Wake County. She will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable…

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Governor Cooper Announces Electric-Powered Boat Manufacturer Will Create 170 Jobs in McDowell County

Governor Cooper Announces Electric-Powered Boat Manufacturer Will Create 170 Jobs in McDowell County Forza X1, Inc., the builder of an innovative line of electric-powered boats, will invest $10.5 million to establish a new manufacturing plant in…

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State Announces Record $789.4M for Drinking Water and Wastewater Project Funding Statewide

State Announces Record $789.4M for Drinking Water and Wastewater Project Funding Statewide Governor Roy Cooper announced today that communities statewide will receive a record $789.4 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help…

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Governor Cooper Announces Peter Ledford to Serve as North Carolina Clean Energy Director

Governor Cooper Announces Peter Ledford to Serve as North Carolina Clean Energy Director Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that Peter Holderness Ledford will serve as North Carolina Clean Energy Director. In this position, Ledford will…

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Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order to Improve Resilience of State Buildings Against Flooding

Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order to Improve Resilience of State Buildings Against Flooding Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 266 to improve the resilience of state buildings against flooding. The Order directs the North…

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Pharmaceutical Company to Invest $55 Million in Transylvania County Expansion

Pharmaceutical Company to Invest $55 Million in Transylvania County Expansion Pisgah Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer, will add 57 new jobs in Transylvania County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company will invest $55…

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VolunteerNC Announces $11.5 Million in AmeriCorps Grants to 21 North Carolina Organizations

VolunteerNC Announces $11.5 Million in AmeriCorps Grants to 21 North Carolina Organizations VolunteerNC, an agency within the Office of the Governor, today announced that North Carolina has received $11.5 million in funding from AmeriCorps to…

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The Beasley Beat: Cheri Beasley for North Carolina’s Weekly Newsletter - July 9, 2022

It’s been a busy week for us here on the campaign trail. Check out what Cheri has been up to below. Cheri Celebrates Independence Day with Events in Durham Cheri visited with voters in Durham on Independence Day, and shared these…

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The Beasley Beat: Cheri Beasley for North Carolina’s Weekly Newsletter - July 2, 2022

It’s been a busy week for us here on the campaign trail. Check out what Cheri has been up to below. Cheri Stands Up For Reproductive Freedom This week, Cheri joined Joy Reid on MSNBC’s The Reid Out to highlight her commitment…

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DOA’s Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program Kicks Off June 27, 2022

Program welcomes 13 North Carolina high school girls interested in exploring state government STEM careers Raleigh, NC – This year, 13 North Carolina high school girls will participate in the Lady Cardinal Mentorship Program, a summer…

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Governor Cooper Declares June 14 as Flag Day

Celebrating our nation's symbol of history, freedom and democracy across the state Raleigh, NC – By official proclamation, Governor Roy Cooper declared June 14, 2022, as Flag Day. This national day of observance recognizes the adoption of…

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The Beasley Beat: Cheri Beasley for North Carolina’s Weekly Newsletter - June 4, 2022

It’s been a busy week for us here on the campaign trail. Check out what Cheri has been up to below. NC TV Stations Take “False” NRSC Attack Ad Off the Air In a rare move, North Carolina television stations removed an…

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Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff to Honor the Victims of the Tragedy in Uvalde, Texas

TO: Cabinet Secretaries; Council of State Members; Office of the UNC President; Administrative Office of the Courts; Office of Administrative Hearings; General Assembly; North Carolina Community College System; Governor’s Mansion;…

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