All Press Releases

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

January 3, 2023

Today, Governor Cooper and staff from the Governor’s Office met with officials from Duke Energy, including Lynn Good, President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Energy, Julie Janson, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Energy Carolinas, Kendal Bowman, North Carolina State President of Duke Energy, and Kevin McLaughlin, Vice President Government Affairs and External Relations of Duke Energy, to ask questions about the causes of power outages over the Christmas holiday, December 24, 25, and 26, and understand utility leaders’ plans to avoid similar outages and improve communications with customers and the public in the future.

Alligator River Bridge Replacement Receives Federal Grant

January 3, 2023

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.

Campaign Contribution Limit Increased to $6,400 Per Election

January 3, 2023

Effective January 1, 2023, the contribution limit for North Carolina candidates and political committees increased by $800 per election, from $5,600 to $6,400.

Commissioner Causey and SHIIP remind seniors to review, make changes to Medicare Advantage coverage by March 31

December 30, 2022

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, remind Medicare beneficiaries about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period in North Carolina.

Governor Cooper Appoints District Court Judge

December 30, 2022

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.

Ahead of the New Year, Commissioner Causey urges extra caution to prevent home fires

December 30, 2022

As the calendar turns to 2023, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is urging residents to be extra cautious during end of year celebrations to decrease the risk of home fires. Recent colder temperatures across North Carolina, combined with extra risks from space heaters, holiday cooking and celebratory fireworks can increase the potential for home fires this time of year exponentially.

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

December 28, 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 infrastructure, child care and broadband across the state.

Governor Cooper Statement on Continuing Power Outages

December 24, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued the following statement:

Public Comment on Proposed 1.0 Percent Alternate Assessment Participation Extension Waiver

December 22, 2022

Notice is hereby given that the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) will submit a request for waiver of section 34 C.F.R §200.6(c)(2) as it requires State Education Agencies to adhere to a 1.0 percent cap for the total number of students assessed Statewide in a subject area using an alternate assessment. Specifically, the state anticipates that it will exceed the cap under paragraph (c)(2) with respect to any subject for which assessments are administered under §200.2(a)(1) in any school year, and is requesting, pursuant to 34 C.F.R §200.6(c)(4), that the Secretary waive the cap for the relevant subject for one year.

State’s Broadband Division Seeks Risk Management Services Vendor

December 21, 2022

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity recently posted a request for proposals to identify one or more vendors to provide risk management services for its implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide.

State’s Broadband Division Seeks Risk Management Services Vendor

December 21, 2022

NCDIT's Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a request for proposals to identify one or more vendors to provide risk management services for its implementation of Governor Roy Cooper’s plan to close the digital divide.

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

December 20, 2022

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 plan, waive transportation regulations to help the transport of fuel and critical supplies, help first responders and protect consumers from price gouging.

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC Gets Holiday Help from NCCash.com

December 20, 2022

Treasurer Folwell Returns Missing Money as Need Among Friends, Neighbors Climbs