All Press Releases

Five NC Schools Earn National Blue Ribbon Recognition

September 16, 2022

Five North Carolina public schools were named National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022 today by U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona. The five schools are among 297 schools nationwide recognized this year for their overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps.

Treasurer Folwell Praises Work of Boys & Girls Clubs in Halifax County

September 15, 2022

Returns Missing Money to Chapter to be Used for Providing Hot Meals

State Board Meeting: September 20, 2022

September 15, 2022

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

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

September 15, 2022

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 line.

SunTree Snack Foods Selects Wayne County for East Coast Operations

September 15, 2022

SunTree Snack Foods will create 94 new jobs in Wayne County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Treasurer Folwell to Be Given the Dan Weber Patient Advocacy Award

September 15, 2022

Honor Bestowed for his Efforts to Protect Patients Through Price Transparency

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

September 15, 2022

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.

Individual Income Tax Returns With Extensions Are Due On Oct. 15

September 15, 2022

Taxpayers who received a valid extension to file 2021 individual income tax returns that were originally due on April 15, 2022, must file those returns by Oct. 15. Since Oct. 15 falls on a Saturday, taxpayers have until Monday, Oct. 17 (i.e., the next succeeding day which is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday), to file their returns and not be subject to the late filing penalty.

OSBM and OSHR to donate school supplies to Vance County Schools

September 15, 2022

State Human Resources Director Barbara Gibson and State Budget Director Charles Perusse will visit Pinkston Street Elementary School in Henderson at 10:30 a.m. on September 16 to donate school supplies for Vance County Schools.

Tyson Phillips Named First Superintendent of Pisgah View State Park

September 14, 2022

Tyson Phillips will be the first superintendent of Pisgah View State Park, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. The park was authorized in 2019, but the lands will remain closed to the public while the park is planned, facilities are constructed and staff is hired. The Division estimates that the lands will open as a state park in 2025.

N.C. African American Heritage Commission Awarded Planning Grant for Inclusive Public Art Project and Call for Artists

September 14, 2022

The North Carolina African American Heritage Commission (NCAAHC) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $5,000 planning grant from the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation (ZSR). The planning grant is one of 20 awarded statewide, which will be used for community engagement and to move toward submitting full proposals for a potential inclusive public art installation.

Materials Manufacturer to Locate $10 Million Facility to Robeson County

September 14, 2022

BIOPHIL Natural Fibers, a manufacturer of organic raw materials, will create 41 new jobs in Robeson County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Governor Cooper Calls on General Assembly to Waive State Income Taxes on Student Loan Forgiveness

September 14, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper called on Republican legislators to waive state income taxes on student loans that have been forgiven. The General Assembly passed legislation to ensure that North Carolinians did not have to pay income tax on Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that were forgiven.