All Press Releases

State Board to Randomly Select Precincts for Post-Election Accuracy Checks

July 26, 2022

The State Board of Elections on Wednesday, July 27, will randomly select precincts, early voting sites, and absentee-by-mail ballots to be counted by hand in each of the counties conducting elections on July 26.

North Carolinians Serving Felony Sentences, Who Are Not in Jail or Prison, May Register to Vote Starting July 27

July 26, 2022

Starting July 27, 2022, an individual serving a felony sentence who is not in jail or prison may register to vote and vote. An individual must also have resided in North Carolina for at least 30 days prior to the election, be a U.S. citizen, and be at least 18 years old by the next general election.

OSBM Awards First NC Evaluation Fund Grant

July 26, 2022

OSBM administers the NC Evaluation Fund grants to help state agencies conduct research to inform policy and program decisions. One month remains for agencies to apply.

NCDHHS Again Expands Eligibility for Monkeypox Vaccination, Encourages Steps to Reduce Spread

July 25, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Humans Services has expanded the list of higher-risk people who are eligible to receive the monkeypox vaccine to help prevent spread in the state.

10 Tips for Election Day Voters for the July 26 Elections

July 25, 2022

Voters in more than a dozen North Carolina counties will go to the polls on Tuesday, July 26, for municipal general elections, runoffs, and, in Graham and Wake counties, second primaries for sheriff.

The following contests will be decided on July 26:

Pharmaceutical Company to Invest $55 Million in Transylvania County Expansion

July 25, 2022

Pisgah Laboratories, Inc., a pharmaceutical manufacturer, will add 57 new jobs in Transylvania County, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.

Treasurer Folwell Applauds Asheville Addiction Treatment Clinic

July 25, 2022

Presents Unclaimed Property Check to Real Recovery Clinical Services

VolunteerNC Announces $11.5 Million in AmeriCorps Grants to 21 North Carolina Organizations

July 25, 2022

VolunteerNC, an agency within the Office of the Governor, today announced that North Carolina has received $11.5 million in funding from AmeriCorps to support nearly 700 AmeriCorps members to serve with 21 organizations across the state.

Governor Cooper Issues Executive Order to Improve Resilience of State Buildings Against Flooding

July 25, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper issued Executive Order No. 266 to improve the resilience of state buildings against flooding.

Summer P-EBT Begins as Program Reaches Milestone of $2 Billion in Help Buying Food for NC Families

July 25, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has begun issuing Pandemic-EBT benefits for summer 2022. Between July 20 and 30, the families of approximately 948,000 children in the state will each receive a one-time payment of $391 to purchase healthy meals during summer break.

State Board Opens Public Comment Period on 2 Proposed Temporary Rules

July 22, 2022

The State Board of Elections invites the public to comment on two proposed temporary administrative rules related to tasks and duties of precinct officials at polling places and the appointment process and conduct of election observers.

Treasurer Folwell Says East Laurinburg Action Could be Applied Elsewhere

July 21, 2022

Local Government Commission Dealing With Rising Number of Municipalities in Fiscal Straits

NCDOR Clarifies Position on Sharing Tax Information

July 21, 2022

The NCDOR clarifies its philosophy and practices on sharing tax information in response to an article in Law360.

Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Authorized and Recommended for Adults 18 and Older

July 21, 2022

The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine can be used as an additional vaccine option for adults ages 18 years and older.

NCDHHS Secretary, State Health Director Address Local Health Directors, Discuss COVID-19 and Monkeypox

July 21, 2022

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody H. Kinsley and State Health Director and Chief Medical Officer Elizabeth Cuervo Tilson, M.D., MPH, today spoke with North Carolina’s county and local health directors.