All Press Releases

Governor Offers Reward for Information on Northampton County Murder

July 15, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Erskine Reginald Lawrence, age 50.

NCDHHS Announces New National 9-8-8 Number for People in Mental Health Crisis

July 15, 2022

Starting Saturday, people in mental health crisis can dial 9-8-8 to reach the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and get immediately connected to trained crisis counselors 24/7. The new three-digit number provides a faster, easier way to get the help already available at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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

July 15, 2022

The NCDIT Division of Broadband and Digital Equity posted a draft request for proposals today for public review and comment.

NCDHHS Releases Response Plan for 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak

July 14, 2022

Summarizing months of preparation and response efforts, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is releasing a 2022 Monkeypox Outbreak Response Plan to provide a quick and easily accessible summary of the information and tools North Carolinians need.

Investigation Continues into False Signatures for New Political Party

July 14, 2022

State Board of Elections Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell on Thursday updated the public on the investigation into suspected fraudulent signatures gathered for the Green Party’s bid for new party recognition in North Carolina.

Commissioner Causey names Jackie Obusek as Chief Deputy Commissioner

July 14, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announces that Jackie Obusek has been named Chief Deputy Commissioner of the department, effective Aug 16.

Rocky Mount woman charged with insurance fraud

July 13, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Lakaiyaa Latrice Lyons, 29, of 112 Zinnia Court, Rocky Mount. Lyons was charged with felony insurance fraud.

Federal Judge Orders State Health Plan Board of Trustees to Use Taxpayer Funds to Pay for Sex Transition Operations

July 13, 2022

The State Health Plan Board of Trustees will not enforce the Plan’s benefit exclusion regarding treatment or studies leading to or in connection with sex transition or modifications and related care. The Board’s action was in response to a federal court judge’s order in Kadel v. Folwell.

Council of Internal Auditing Welcomes New Chair, Legislative Appointees

July 13, 2022

Today marks a new milestone for the state’s Council of Internal Auditing as newly-appointed State Controller Nels Roseland took the helm chairing the Council for the first time. Under state statute (G.S.

Treasurer Folwell Praises Deliberate Action Leading to State’s Top Economic Position

July 13, 2022

North Carolina has been designated the top state in the nation for competitiveness with the strongest economy, according to CNBC’s annual rankings.

Martin County man charged with insurance fraud

July 13, 2022

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of James Alton Hoggard Jr., 22, of 1125 Mulberry St., Hassell. Hoggard was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies, along with a misdemeanor charge of making a false report to police.

Grant Expands Robotics Opportunities for More NC Students

July 13, 2022

Nearly 12,000 students across North Carolina will benefit from $1.6 million in grants for robotics programs approved this month by the State Board of Education. In all, 18 school districts and one charter school statewide will share in the funding to support after-school programs aimed at developing student interest and proficiency in science and math through competitive robotics.

CNBC Names North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business in 2022

July 13, 2022

CNBC has named North Carolina as America’s Top State for Business in 2022. This morning, Governor Roy Cooper joined CNBC’s Scott Cohn at the Oceanic at the Crystal Pier in Wrightsville Beach for a live broadcast where the winner was revealed.

NCDHHS Launches Raise NC to Highlight the Value of the State’s Early Care and Learning Network

July 12, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today launched Raise North Carolina, a public education campaign about the value of the state’s early care and learning network to support children’s healthy development as well as families’ participation in the workforce.

Treasurer Folwell Announces Record $105 million in NCCash Claims Paid

July 12, 2022

UPD paid 178,857 claims amounting to more than $105 million during the 2022 fiscal year.