All Press Releases

Rocky Mount woman accused of insurance fraud, altering car title

August 1, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kemeya Myesha Pittman, 37, of 1200 Stoneridge Lane, Rocky Mount. Pittman was charged with insurance fraud, attempting to obtain property by false pretense and altering a motor vehicle title, all felonies.

State Awards $30M in Grants to Expand Internet Access in 11 N.C. Counties

August 1, 2022

More than 13,000 households and 582 businesses across North Carolina are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $30.8 million in grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

State Awards $30M in Grants to Expand Internet Access in 11 N.C. Counties

August 1, 2022

More than 13,000 households and 582 businesses across North Carolina are set to receive access to high-speed internet thanks to more than $30.8 million in NCDIT-awarded GREAT grants, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. This is in addition to the $23.4 million in GREAT grants NCDIT awarded on July 18.

State Board Recognizes Green Party as NC Political Party

August 1, 2022

The State Board of Elections on Monday voted 4-0 to recognize the North Carolina Green Party as an official political party in the state.

Governor’s School Supply Drive Kicks Off to Support Students, Teachers and Public Schools Across State

August 1, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced the beginning of the Governor’s School Supply Drive and encouraged people to donate school supplies for public school students and teachers across the state.

Winterville woman charged with seven counts of Insurance Fraud

July 29, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Shaquon Lashawn Burrus, 30, of 2375 Vineyard Drive, Winterville. Burrus was charged with seven counts of insurance fraud and seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense, all felonies.

State Board Meeting: August 16, 2022 (Revised)

July 29, 2022

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

Governor Cooper Announces Electric-Powered Boat Manufacturer Will Create 170 Jobs in McDowell County

July 28, 2022

Forza X1, Inc., the builder of an innovative line of electric-powered boats, will invest $10.5 million to establish a new manufacturing plant in McDowell County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. 

State Board Releases Number of Provisional Ballots Cast in July 26 Election

July 28, 2022

Under state law, election officials must release the number of provisional ballots cast in each county by noon two days after each election. The State Board surveyed the county boards of elections with July 26 elections to provide the count of provisional ballots cast during this election.

See the following PDF for these numbers:

Rep. McNeill Receives Inaugural ‘Order of the Keeper of the Public Purse’ Award

July 28, 2022

Treasurer Folwell and TSERS Board of Trustees Acknowledge His Contributions to the Retirement Systems

Haynes Named Superintendent of Bob's Creek State Natural Area in McDowell County

July 28, 2022

Matt Haynes is the new park superintendent at Bob's Creek State Natural Area in McDowell County, according to the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation. He is the first superintendent of the natural area, which was authorized in 2017.

Governor Cooper Announces Judicial Appointment

July 28, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper appointed Rhonda Young as District Court Judge to Judicial District 10D, serving part of Wake County.

State Announces Record $789.4M for Drinking Water and Wastewater Project Funding Statewide

July 27, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced today that communities statewide will receive a record $789.4 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help pay for 385 projects statewide, including 140 construction projects.

Governor Cooper Announces Peter Ledford to Serve as North Carolina Clean Energy Director

July 27, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that Peter Holderness Ledford will serve as North Carolina Clean Energy Director.