All Press Releases

Governor Cooper Signs 19 Bills into Law

July 8, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bills into law:

Media Statement on State Budget

July 8, 2022

Labor Commissioner Josh Dobson released the following statement regarding the state budget bill:

“I commend the entire North Carolina General Assembly, along with House and Senate leadership, for their tireless efforts during the short session to present a proposed budget that works to help our great state and all North Carolinians.

Governor Cooper Announces Two Judicial Appointments

July 8, 2022

Governor Roy Cooper announced two judicial appointments to District Courts today.

Governor Cooper Announces State Boards and Commissions Appointments

July 8, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced appointments to North Carolina boards and commissions.

Governor Cooper Signs 11 Bills into Law

July 7, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed the following bills into law:

NCDHHS Announces Limited Vaccines Available in NC at Several Local Health Departments for People Exposed to Monkeypox

July 7, 2022

The federal government has allocated North Carolina 444 doses of Jynneos, a vaccine that can prevent illness or lead to less severe symptoms if given within two weeks after someone is exposed to monkeypox. Those doses have been allocated to seven local health departments to ensure access across the state. As additional doses become available, more locations will be added.

State Board Meeting: July 14, 2022

July 7, 2022
Notice of Meeting

The State Board of Elections will hold a remote meeting beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2022. Meeting materials will be posted on a rolling basis on the State Board’s meeting website. Members of the public and the media may listen to proceedings as follows:

Early Voting Begins for July 26 Elections; Postage Set to Increase for Absentee Ballots

July 7, 2022

The in-person early voting period opened today, July 7, for the July 26 municipal general elections, runoffs, and, in Graham and Wake counties, second primaries for sheriff.

Governor Cooper Signs Executive Order to Help Protect Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care In North Carolina

July 6, 2022

Today, Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order that takes several steps to defend access to reproductive health services in North Carolina.

Tropical Storm Colin Forms Off Carolinas Coast

July 2, 2022

Tropical Storm Colin formed quickly along the South Carolina coast overnight.

NCDHHS Invests More in At-Home COVID-19 Testing Strategy, Reinforces Surge Capacity

June 30, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is doubling down on at-home testing — establishing Community Access Points in all counties to provide free and easy COVID-19 tests for home use. Starting July 1, people will be able to find home tests at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/FindTests. 

NCDHHS Invests More in At-Home COVID-19 Testing Strategy, Reinforces Surge Capacity

June 30, 2022

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is doubling down on at-home testing — establishing Community Access Points in all counties to provide free and easy COVID-19 tests for home use. Starting July 1, people will be able to find home tests at covid19.ncdhhs.gov/FindTests. 

NCDOR Publishes Notice on Changes to Late Payment Penalty

June 30, 2022

The NCDOR has published a notice about recent changes to how the penalty for failure to pay a tax when due is calculated.