All Press Releases

Wake County man arrested on false pretense charges

December 20, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Tony Olandy Burt, 49, of 1118 Parker St., Raleigh. Burt was charged with one count of common law uttering (passing a check) and one count of obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

Governor Cooper Commutes Sentences and Issues Pardons of Forgiveness

December 20, 2022

Governor Cooper today commuted the sentences of six people in North Carolina prisons and granted pardons of forgiveness to four others.

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

December 20, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper visited Yadkin and Surry counties to highlight water infrastructure grant funding.

Governor Cooper Announces State Boards and Commissions Appointments

December 20, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced North Carolina boards and commissions appointments today.

Department of Agriculture Audit Officer Earns Award of Excellence

December 20, 2022

The North Carolina Council of Internal Auditing has selected Derek Allred, Chief Audit Officer for the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as the 2022 Internal Audit Award of Excellence recipient.

Replacement Benefits Available for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients With Losses Related to Power Outage in Moore County

December 20, 2022

Moore County residents who receive Food and Nutrition Services and lost food due to power outages from vandalism to an electrical substation on Dec. 3, 2022, will receive replacement benefits, thanks to two waivers approved by the United States Department of Agriculture.

State Board Orders New Election in Dobson, Certifies Runoff in Nash and Edgecombe Counties

December 19, 2022

The State Board of Elections on Monday ordered a new election for the Town of Dobson Board of Commissioners in Surry County, and determined that hearings should be held for the possible removal of two Surry County Board of Elections members.

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

December 19, 2022

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 for low- and moderate-income North Carolinians.

Labor Commissioner Visits North Carolina's First "Net-Zero Energy" Domestic Violence Shelter

December 16, 2022

On Friday, Dec. 9, Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson visited the construction site of North Carolina’s first “net-zero energy” domestic violence shelter. Amy’s Closet, Lincoln County’s non-profit for domestic violence protection funding, has been raising money for almost 10 years to be able to build this building. 

North Carolina Launches Music Friendly Communities Pilot Program

December 15, 2022

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is partnering with Hometown Strong and consultancy firm Sound Diplomacy to develop the North Carolina Music Friendly Communities program. Three North Carolina cities have been chosen to participate during the pilot program’s first year – Durham, Shelby and Elizabeth City. 

State Parks Director Dwayne Patterson Announces Retirement

December 15, 2022

North Carolina’s state parks director Dwayne Patterson is retiring from the state agency he has led for the last five years. Patterson will depart early next year. He is the first African American to serve as director of the North Carolina Division of Parks and Recreation.

North Carolina Launches Music Friendly Communities Pilot Program

December 15, 2022

The N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources is partnering with Hometown Strong and consultancy firm Sound Diplomacy to develop the North Carolina Music Friendly Communities program. Three North Carolina cities were chosen to participate during the pilot program’s first year — Durham, Shelby and Elizabeth City.

Governor Cooper Announces Judicial Appointment

December 15, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced that he will appoint Allison Riggs to serve as a North Carolina Court of Appeals judge.