All Press Releases

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. 

Governor Cooper Hosts Early Hanukkah Celebration at the Executive Mansion

December 14, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper hosted a Hanukkah menorah lighting at the North Carolina Executive Mansion in advance of the holiday to celebrate and show support for North Carolina’s Jewish community.

North Carolina Impacted by Texas Oyster Recall; Illnesses Reported

December 14, 2022

A recall has been issued for any shell and shucked oysters harvested in the southeastern Galveston Bay known as TX1 between Nov. 17 and Dec. 7, 2022. North Carolina restaurants and stores may be impacted by this recall, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced.

Rural Transformation Grants Awarded to Boost Local Economies

December 14, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that 42 local governments in rural areas across the state have been awarded grants from the Rural Transformation Grant Fund, supporting rural economic development projects in North Carolina.

New Bern Public Forum Raises Awareness of the Medical Debt De-Weaponization Act

December 14, 2022

Treasurer Folwell and Community Leaders Discuss How Eastern North Carolina Has Some of the Worst Medical Debt in the Nation, Listen to Community Perspective on Health Care Costs

Healthcare Packaging Company Selects Forsyth County for its First Flexible Packaging Operation in North America

December 14, 2022

Nelipak Corporation (d/b/a Nelipak Healthcare Packaging), a leading global healthcare packaging manufacturer, will initially invest at least $11.8 million to establish a flexible packaging production site in Winston-Salem, announced Governor Roy Cooper.

Tar Heel State's Workplace Injury and Illness Rate Remains at A Historic Low

December 13, 2022

New figures released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor, show the nonfatal workplace injury and illness rate for North Carolina’s private industry remains at a historic low for 2021 with a rate of 2.2 cases per 100 full-time workers. This is significantly lower than the national rate of 2.7.

Biotechnology Company Selects Durham for a $40 Million Investment

December 13, 2022

Catalent, a leading global development and manufacturing partner to the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical and consumer health industries, will create more than 200 new jobs in Durham County over the next five years, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

NCDHHS Offers Behavioral Health Services to Defendants Deemed Incapable to Proceed at Mecklenburg County Detention Center

December 13, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services and the Mecklenburg Sheriff’s Office are partnering together to offer a new service at the Mecklenburg County Detention Center. The program serves defendants with a mental illness for whom the court has determined they are Incapable to Proceed (ITP) to trial.

Governor Cooper Announces 200 New Jobs as Albemarle Corporation Expands in Mecklenburg County

December 13, 2022

Albemarle Corporation (NYSE: ALB), the global specialty chemicals company headquartered in Charlotte, will expand and create at least 200 jobs in Mecklenburg County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. 

State Board Meeting: 10 a.m. December 19, 2022

December 13, 2022

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 10 a.m. on Monday, December 19, 2022.

Pender County Elementary School Teacher Surprised with National Award, $25,000 Prize

December 13, 2022

When Jessica Barnette gathered her kindergarten and first-grade students this morning to walk to Rocky Point Elementary’s multi-purpose room, she thought they were attending a preview of the school’s winter concert. She must have been a bit puzzled by the presence of the district superintendent and several unfamiliar adults. After all, the big event was the following evening.

Telemedicine Program Launched to Increase Access to Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatments

December 13, 2022

People who test positive for COVID-19, particularly those who are uninsured or don’t have a primary care doctor, will have better access to treatments thanks to a time-limited telemedicine program launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with StarMed Healthcare. After a positive test, early treatment is key to avoiding severe illness and hospitalizations, and treatment may even reduce complications from post-COVID conditions, also called long COVID.

Telemedicine Program Launched to Increase Access to Lifesaving COVID-19 Treatments

December 13, 2022

People who test positive for COVID-19, particularly those who are uninsured or don’t have a primary care doctor, will have better access to treatments thanks to a time-limited telemedicine program launched by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in partnership with StarMed Healthcare. After a positive test, early treatment is key to avoiding severe illness and hospitalizations, and treatment may even reduce complications from post-COVID conditions, also called long COVID.

Lenoir County 4-H Receives Windfall From State Treasurer Dale Folwell

December 12, 2022

Missing Money Held by NCCash.com Located and Returned to Owners