All Press Releases

Sponsors Needed to Help Provide N.C. Summer Meals

February 2, 2023

More than 900,000 North Carolina students rely on the nutritious meals and snacks served during the school year through the breakfast, lunch, and afterschool meals programs provided at their schools. When school is out of session, North Carolina’s Summer Nutrition Programs help fill the gap by providing free meals and snacks to children ages 18 and younger who might otherwise go hungry.

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

February 2, 2023

Today, Governor Roy Cooper released the Deep Decarbonization Pathways Analysis (“Pathways Analysis”) to ensure North Carolina continues to progress towards its climate goals while expanding our clean energy economy that benefits all.

Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson’s Statement on the Parents’ Bill of Rights

February 1, 2023

Yesterday the North Carolina State Senate filed Senate Bill 49, also known as the "Parents' Bill of Rights." This bill is the first step to ensure that North Carolina parents can be in charge of their children’s educational destiny.

North Carolina Awarded Federal Preschool Development Grant to Boost State’s Family Child Care Home Network

February 1, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced a $4 million Preschool Development Grant that will help support children’s health and well-being, improve access to high-quality early care and learning for families across North Carolina, and invest in the state’s early care and learning workforce. NCDHHS will use the federal funding through the end of the year to enhance North Carolina’s Family Child Care Home (FCCH) network. This includes providing access to more professional training, tools to improve classroom curriculum and instruction and more family engagement opportunities for the FCCH workforce. This work will pilot new practices to improve the availability and quality of care for families served by the FCCH network.

NC Teacher Ranks Held Steady Last Year Despite Lingering COVID Disruptions

February 1, 2023

About 440 fewer teachers left North Carolina’s public schools during the 2021-22 school year than the previous year, improving the state’s overall teacher attrition rate, which had edged up slightly during 2020-21, when the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.

State Board Seeks Comments on Draft Campaign Finance Settlement Policy

January 31, 2023

The State Board of Elections is considering adoption of a Campaign Finance Settlement Policy to resolve disputes over campaign finance civil penalties involving unlawful campaign contributions and expenditures.

State Board Seeks Comments on Draft Campaign Finance Settlement Policy

January 31, 2023

The State Board of Elections is considering adoption of a Campaign Finance Settlement Policy to resolve disputes over campaign finance civil penalties involving unlawful campaign contributions and expenditures.

NCDOL Releases Workplace Fatality Count for 2022

January 31, 2023

Struck-by incidents and falls from elevation caused the largest number of non COVID-19 work-related deaths last year in the Tar Heel state, based on preliminary information released today by the N.C. Department of Labor (NCDOL). The department’s Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Division inspected 63 non COVID-19 work-related fatalities that occurred in 2022.

NCDHHS Announces New Online Bed Registry to Decrease Wait Times for Behavioral Health Care

January 31, 2023

Hundreds of people in North Carolina each day are waiting inside hospital emergency departments for behavioral health care. One reason is that a real-time list of operational beds isn’t available, which makes it difficult to connect people in emergency departments to care in more appropriate settings. To address the growing behavioral health crisis, the NC Department of Health and Human Services is today launching a new tool to help hospitals and other providers quickly find an open bed where people can get the behavioral health treatment they deserve.

State Board Seeks Comments on Campaign Finance Settlement Policy

January 31, 2023

The State Board of Elections is considering adoption of a Campaign Finance Settlement Policy to resolve disputes over campaign finance civil penalties involving unlawful campaign contributions and expenditures.

Commissioner Causey negotiates settlement on dwelling rate request

January 31, 2023

The N.C. Department of Insurance has ended its legal dispute with the North Carolina Rate Bureau regarding the bureau's proposed  42.6% dwelling rate increase, averting a potentially costly administrative battle with insurance companies. 

Report: Teacher Effectiveness Tied to Better Student Outcomes in NC Schools During Pandemic

January 30, 2023

North Carolina teachers with higher effectiveness ratings prior to the disruptions of the 2020-21 COVID-19 school year helped mitigate learning loss as students and teachers managed remote instruction, hybrid learning and other responses to the pandemic, a new analysis of student outcomes shows.

NCDHHS Livestream Cafecito and Tele-Town Hall: Navigating Mental Wellness, Aging, Caregiving and the Impacts of COVID-19

January 30, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a Spanish-language Cafecito and tele-town hall on Tuesday, Jan. 31, from 6 to 7 p.m. to discuss Mental Wellness, Aging Adults and the latest COVID-19 Information.

Children in the NC Health Choice Program Moving to NC Medicaid April 1

January 30, 2023

On April 1, 2023, approximately 55,000 children receiving NC Health Choice coverage will move to NC Medicaid and begin receiving additional physical and behavioral health services. This change will help save families money and increase access to care.