All Press Releases

Commissioner Causey to present grant checks to emergency responders during two days of eastern N.C. visits

May 9, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present 12 grant checks to emergency response units in eight counties and present an Order of the Guardian Award during a two-day trip to the eastern part of the state on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 10-11.

NCDHHS Releases Blueprint on Building and Maintaining a Strong Public Health Workforce

May 9, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today published Governmental Public Health: Workforce and Infrastructure Improvement in Action, a review of the public health workforce and infrastructure across North Carolina. The paper provides an overview of select programs and opportunities within the NCDHHS Division of Public Health that aim to strengthen the public health infrastructure and support workforce development while reducing disparities and advancing equity.

State’s Broadband Infrastructure Office Receives More Than 300 Grant Applications to Expand Internet Access

May 9, 2022

The Broadband Infrastructure Office has received 305 applications from 38 high-speed internet providers for the current round of Growing Rural Economies with Access to Technology grants to expand the state’s broadband infrastructure.

OSH Advisory Council Meeting - Updated

May 9, 2022

Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson will convene a meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Advisory Council on Thursday, May 12. The meeting—slated to begin at 10 a.m.—will be held in-person and virtually from the NCDOL Lake Boone Trail Office in Raleigh.

North Carolina Historic Preservation Office Begins Comprehensive Architectural Survey of Valdese

May 6, 2022

The North Carolina Historic Preservation Office (HPO) will conduct a comprehensive architectural survey of historic buildings, structures, and sites within the Valdese town limits. The survey will be conducted by Audrey Thomas, Architectural Survey Specialist in the Western Office of the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources in Asheville.

Wake Elementary School Teacher Wins Milken Educator Award

May 6, 2022

During her 12 years of teaching elementary school, Victoria Lightfoot has been singled out as teacher of the year in two different Wake County schools and as a semi-finalist for district’s top honor. Yet none of those accolades could have prepared her for the surprise at this morning’s assembly at Millbrook Magnet Elementary School, where she was handed a check for $25,000 after being named a national Milken Educator Award winner.

Governor Cooper Announces 105 New Jobs as Manufacturer Selects Robeson County

May 5, 2022

Atlantic Building Components & Services, Inc., a manufacturer of wood trusses and building components for the construction industry, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Robeson County, creating 105 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. 

FOOTAGE AVAILABLE: Governor Cooper Visits Barber Shop in Asheville to Highlight Phase Two of Business Recovery Grants, Encourages Eligible Businesses to Apply

May 5, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) Secretary Ronald Penny visited Legends Barber and Beauty Shop in Asheville to highlight the opening of Phase Two of the Business Recovery Grant program and encourage all eligible businesses to apply for support

State of North Carolina Supports State-Employee Military Spouses Impacted by Redeployment

May 5, 2022

In recognition of Friday’s national observance of Military Spouse Appreciation Day, the new NC Military Spouse Transition Network will support State of North Carolina employees seeking similar jobs elsewhere due to their spouse’s redeployment, a

State Archives to host a virtual program on the Regulator Movement in North Carolina.

May 5, 2022

Historians will discuss exciting new research about the Regulator Movement in North Carolina during an upcoming program presented by the State Archives. The virtual roundtable, “The Regulator Movement and New Research,” will be held Tuesday, May 24, 12 – 1 p.m.

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order Offering Bonus Leave for Cabinet Agency State Employees Who Receive First COVID Booster Shot

May 4, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order that encourages eligible state employees to get their COVID-19 booster shot and rewards them with a day of vacation leave.

North Carolina's Top Paramedic Team for 2022 is Mecklenburg EMS

May 4, 2022

The Mecklenburg Emergency Medical Services team of Michael Dudkowski and John Stroup, III claimed top honors at the 30th Annual Paramedic Competition held this week in Greensboro, defending their title after winning the event in 2019.

Governor Offers Reward for Information on Anson County Murder and Attempted Murder

May 4, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the 2020 murder of Mr. Maliki Byrd, age 16, and the attempted murder of Mr. Chrishaun Hough, age 15 at the time of the incident.

State Fire Marshal Causey to honor firefighters, present grants during Thursday visit to Guilford, Randolph counties

May 3, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey on Thursday, May 5, will honor 11 High Point firefighters who performed lifesaving rescues earlier this year.

In addition, Commissioner Causey, who is also the State Fire Marshal, will present awards to a couple who have served the Southeast Volunteer Fire Department since 1988.