All Press Releases

Commissioner Causey to present Order of the Guardian Award in Pender County

May 10, 2023

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present insurance agent Barbara Darden with the department’s Order of the Guardian Award during a special presentation on Thursday, May 11. 

The Commissioner, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, presents this award to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding service in either the fire or insurance industries. 

State’s Broadband Division Seeks Public Commentary on Draft Request for Proposals

May 9, 2023

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity seeks public review and commentary on its draft request for proposals posted today as part of ongoing efforts to connect more North Carolinians with high-speed internet. The division will use the request for proposals to prequalify internet service providers for state convenience contract awards to participate in multiple broadband expansion programs, beginning immediately with the $400 million Completing Access to Broadband program.

State Board Meeting: May 10, 2023

May 8, 2023

The State Board of Elections will hold an in-person meeting at noon on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the State Board of Elections office, Third Floor, Dobbs Building, 430 N. Salisbury St., Raleigh, N.C.

NCDHHS Livestream Fireside Chat and Tele-Town Hall: Uplifting Maternal Health in North Carolina

May 8, 2023

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services will host a live fireside chat and tele-town hall on Tuesday, May 9, from 6 to 7 p.m., to discuss maternal health in North Carolina and provide guidance and resources to support well-being before, during and after pregnancy.

NCDIT Leaders Recognized Nationally for Broadband and Digital Equity Initiatives

May 5, 2023

The StateScoop 50 Awards honored NCDIT Secretary Jim Weaver and Deputy Secretary Nate Denny for their efforts to increase broadband for North Carolina residents.

NCDIT Leaders Recognized Nationally for Broadband and Digital Equity Initiatives

May 5, 2023

The StateScoop 50 Awards honored two NCDIT leaders for their work to expand access to affordable high-speed internet in North Carolina and to deliver modernized solutions to partners in state and local government.

Blue Cross NC fast tracks bill to create holding company

May 4, 2023

Following a series of meetings with Blue Cross Blue Shield NC CEO Dr. Tunde Sotunde, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey says he still opposes House Bill 346.

Treasurer Folwell Expresses Support for House Bill 201

May 3, 2023

Bill Would Allow Retirement Systems' Flexibility in Recovering Overpayments

North Carolina's Top Paramedic Team for 2023 is Pender EMS

May 3, 2023

The Pender Emergency Medical Services team of McKenzie Shipp and Owen Feest claimed top honors at the 31st Annual Paramedic Competition held this week in Greensboro, earning the title for the first time in the county’s history.

Statement by State Treasurer Dale R. Folwell, CPA, on N.C. Senate Passage of S321 - Medical Debt De-Weaponization Act

May 2, 2023

It could be a significant accomplishment by the General Assembly making a generational difference in the lives of so many families faced with financial ruin due to medical debt.

N.C. Stroke Registry Improves Stroke System of Care

May 1, 2023

The N.C. Health Information Exchange Authority and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services have launched the N.C. Stroke Registry to improve the stroke care continuum in North Carolina.

Operation Fan Heat Relief Distributing Fans to Eligible Recipients May 1–Oct. 31 to Help Adults Stay Safe During Summer

May 1, 2023

As temperatures begin rising, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Aging and Adult Services is partnering with the N.C. Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers to distribute fans to eligible recipients through Operation Fan Heat Relief May 1–Oct. 31to help older adults at risk stay safe this summer.

Treasurer Folwell Announces State Health Plan Saves an Additional $47 Million from Enrollment in Humana Medicare Advantage Plans

April 28, 2023

Nearly 10,000 Members Added to Humana Plans Results in Savings to Help Unfunded Liability