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Gov. Cooper Signs Bill into Law

Yesterday, Gov. Cooper signed the following bill into law:  House Bill 92: An Act to Authorize the Division of Motor Vehicles to Produce an Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, a Federally Recognized Tribe, Special Registration Plate and to Provide an Exemption from Licensure for Teaching Cherokee Language and Culture Classes. …

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Governor Cooper Announces $1.5 Million in Grant Awards to Combat Opioid Crisis in Communities

Governor Cooper today announced $1.5 million in grant awards to 12 community partners to implement projects that combat the opioid crisis by advancing the goals of the NC Opioid Action Plan. The one-time, state-funded grants of up to $150,000 from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services enable …

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Governor Cooper Honors the U.S. Army’s 243rd Birthday

Gov. Cooper today proclaimed June 14 to be the birthday of the U.S. Army in North Carolina, 243 years after the Second Continental Congress established the Army. Since the War for Independence, the U.S. Armed Forces have continued the tradition of securing our freedoms. Home to the country’s largest Army …

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Cooper Joins Governors to Oppose Legislation Demanding Ransom In Order To Be Exempt From Offshore Drilling

Governor Cooper today joined a coalition of Atlantic Coast governors from Connecticut, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Virginia to urge Congress to oppose the Enhancing State Management of Federal Lands and Waters Act. In a joint letter, the governors called on congressional leaders to reject the proposal to charge the …

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Cooper Office Statement on the GOP Budget

Today, Ford Porter, spokesman for Governor Roy Cooper, shared the following comment after the legislature voted to override the Governor’s veto and pass a special interest budget that prohibited public input and amendment from other representatives: “The broken Republican legislature has protected special interests and income tax breaks for corporations …

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Governor Cooper Announces Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper announced he will be making 32 executive nominations and appointments to 14 different boards, councils, and commissions including the North Carolina Board of Transportation, the NCWorks Commission and the Environmental Management Commission. “These nominees and appointees will do important work for the people of North Carolina …

Governor Cooper Vetoes GOP Special Interest Budget for Failing Public Education
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Governor Cooper Vetoes GOP Special Interest Budget for Failing Public Education

Today, Governor Cooper was joined by teachers and other public school personnel to speak about his veto of the budget crafted in secret and passed last week by legislative Republicans. “The Republican legislature’s budget keeps income tax breaks for corporations and families making over $200,000 a year instead of investing …

North Carolina to Win Federal Grant to Improve I-95, U.S. 70 in Eastern North Carolina
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North Carolina to Win Federal Grant to Improve I-95, U.S. 70 in Eastern North Carolina

North Carolina anticipates receiving $147 million in federal funds to improve Interstate 95 and U.S. 70 in eastern North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The North Carolina Department of Transportation applied for an Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to help North Carolina make needed roadway improvements along Interstate …

Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims June as LGBT Pride Month
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Governor Roy Cooper Proclaims June as LGBT Pride Month

In honor of LGBT + identifying communities, Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed June as NC LGBT Pride Month. “I am proud to recognize the LGBT community and honor the many contributions LGBT North Carolinians have made to our state,” said Governor Cooper. “Recognizing Pride Month helps us reflect on the …

Teams Assessing Damage in Western North Carolina
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Teams Assessing Damage in Western North Carolina

State and federal emergency management experts are in western North Carolina to begin surveying destruction caused by last week’s torrential rains and mudslides to determine what help individuals and communities may need to recover, Governor Roy Cooper said Tuesday. The damage assessments underway this week will help determine if any …

As Rains Subside, Cleanup Begins Across Western North Carolina
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As Rains Subside, Cleanup Begins Across Western North Carolina

Cleanup and damage assessments are beginning in North Carolina’s western counties, but hazards remain due to high water levels and saturated ground. County officials in impacted areas are conducting initial damage assessments this weekend in their communities and will be joined by state and federal damage assessment teams next week …

Cooper Office Comments on Budget
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Cooper Office Comments on Budget

Today, Ford Porter, spokesman for Governor Roy Cooper, shared the following comment after the legislature passed a budget without any amendments being allowed from members. The Governor will be reviewing the budget in the coming days. “We can do so much more to raise teacher pay, improve school safety and …

Governor Cooper to Visit Affected Western Counties Today
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Governor Cooper to Visit Affected Western Counties Today

While rains from Alberto are tapering off across western North Carolina, emergency officials are keeping a close watch on river and lake levels as the threat of flooding, landslides and mudslides remains significant.  Initial reports indicate a landslide yesterday evening near Boone may have claimed two lives.  Rescue teams recovered …

Governor to Declare State of Emergency for Western Counties as Mudslides Close Roads, Prompt Evacuations in Several Communities
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Governor to Declare State of Emergency for Western Counties as Mudslides Close Roads, Prompt Evacuations in Several Communities

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 11:45 AM Governor Roy Cooper will declare a State of Emergency for western North Carolina after heavy rains overnight prompted mudslides in multiple communities, closed portions of I-40 east of Asheville and triggered evacuations of Old Fort and a community near Lake Tahoma in McDowell County.

Governor Urges North Carolinians to Remain Vigilant as More Heavy Rains from Alberto Hit State
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Governor Urges North Carolinians to Remain Vigilant as More Heavy Rains from Alberto Hit State

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 2:45 PM Though Subtropical Depression Alberto is weakening, the threat of additional rain means North Carolinians need to remain vigilant and watch for area flooding in low-lying areas and landslides in th

Alberto Brings Heavy Rains to North Carolina, Causes Two Deaths in Polk County
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Alberto Brings Heavy Rains to North Carolina, Causes Two Deaths in Polk County

Monday, May 28, 2018 10:55 AM As Subtropical Storm Alberto continues to bring heavy rains, flooding and the potential for landslides to North Carolina, Governor Roy Cooper urged residents to take seriously the storm, which has claimed two lives in the state.

Governor Cooper Comments on Republicans’ Political Water Safety Bills
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Governor Cooper Comments on Republicans’ Political Water Safety Bills

Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:18 PM Governor Cooper on HB 972 and SB 724, legislative Republicans’ insufficient proposal to address emerging contaminants in North Carolina’s air and water: “This legislation makes it harder to keep our air and water clean and it sends funding to the wrong place, providing little …

Gov. Cooper Nominates Special Superior Court Judges
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Gov. Cooper Nominates Special Superior Court Judges

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:45 PM Governor Roy Cooper today nominated three people to serve the state as Special Superior Court judges.

200 New Jobs Coming to Durham County as AveXis Joins North Carolina’s Growing Gene Therapy Cluster
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200 New Jobs Coming to Durham County as AveXis Joins North Carolina’s Growing Gene Therapy Cluster

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 1:03 PM AveXis, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company developing treatments for rare and life-threatening neurological diseases, will locate a new manufacturing center in Durham County creating 200 jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today.  The company is expected to invest approximately $55 million in the facility …

Gov. Cooper Establishes Advisory Committee on Performance Management
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Gov. Cooper Establishes Advisory Committee on Performance Management

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 11:17 AM Governor Roy Cooper has issued Executive Order No.43, establishing the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Performance Management. Composed of 10 department heads, senior officials, legislators, and performance experts appointed by Gov. Cooper, the committee will examine state agency efforts to  improve efficiency and effectiveness as well as …

Gov. Cooper Appoints New Judges in Districts Across the State
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Gov. Cooper Appoints New Judges in Districts Across the State

Friday, May 18, 2018 4:55 PM Governor Roy Cooper today announced six new judicial appointments across the state.

Gov. Cooper Appoints New Superior Court Judge for Wake County
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Gov. Cooper Appoints New Superior Court Judge for Wake County

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 12:18 PM Governor Roy Cooper has appointed Judge Keith Gregory to preside in Wake County Superior Court. 

Governor Cooper Reports More than 5,700 Treated in First Year of Federal Opioid Grant
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Governor Cooper Reports More than 5,700 Treated in First Year of Federal Opioid Grant

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:16 PM Across North Carolina, 5,717 individuals–nearly four times the first-year goal–have benefited since May 2017 from a federal grant aimed at helping battle an opioid crisis that is killing nearly f

Flood Studies Identify Ways to Better Protect Communities Hit Hard by Hurricane Matthew
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Flood Studies Identify Ways to Better Protect Communities Hit Hard by Hurricane Matthew

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 12:10 PM State officials today announced the completion of three studies to help prevent flood damage to communities along the Lumber, Neuse and Tar River basins that were hit har

Governor Cooper's Remarks as Prepared: NCAE March for Students & Rally for Respect
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Governor Cooper’s Remarks as Prepared: NCAE March for Students & Rally for Respect

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 6:40 PM Today, Governor Roy Cooper delivered remarks at the North Carolina Association of Educators March for Students & Rally for Respect on Bicentennial Plaza in downtown Raleigh. See below for his remarks as prepared.

Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for Tornado Survivors in Guilford and Rockingham Counties
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Disaster Food and Nutrition Services Benefits Approved for Tornado Survivors in Guilford and Rockingham Counties

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 3:29 PM Governor Roy Cooper’s request for temporary food and nutrition benefits for Guilford and Rockingham county residents affected by the April 15 tornado has been approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That clears the way for tornado survivors in those counties to apply for …

Governor Proclaims May 13-19 Hurricane Preparedness Week
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Governor Proclaims May 13-19 Hurricane Preparedness Week

Friday, May 11, 2018 4:40 PM To encourage North Carolinians to prepare for the upcoming hurricane season, Governor Roy Cooper today proclaimed May 13-19 as Hurricane Preparedness Week.

Governor Cooper Announces New Appointments to State Boards and Commissions
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Governor Cooper Announces New Appointments to State Boards and Commissions

Thursday, May 10, 2018 4:43 PM Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced three new appointments to state boards and commissions.

Governor Cooper Presents Second Budget Offering Common Ground Solutions for NC
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Governor Cooper Presents Second Budget Offering Common Ground Solutions for NC

Thursday, May 10, 2018 2:29 PM Governor Cooper today presented his Common Ground Solutions 2018-2019 recommended budget adjustments. The Governor’s plan prioritizes safer and stronger public schools, provides more workforce training for high-paying jobs, and protects the health of families across North Carolina – all without raising taxes.

Gov. Cooper Honors Military Appreciation Month in North Carolina
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Gov. Cooper Honors Military Appreciation Month in North Carolina

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 4:19 PM Today, Governor Roy Cooper welcomed military personnel to the Executive Mansion to honor Military Appreciation Month. Governor Cooper was joined by Secretary Larry Hall of the North Carolina Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and First Lady Kristin Cooper.

Gov. Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado
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Gov. Cooper Announces Aid for Guilford and Rockingham Residents Affected by Tornado

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 1:54 PM Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a federal disaster declaration to help tornado victims in Guilford and Rockingham counties was approved today by President Donald Trump. The declaration means people recovering from the April 15 storm will be able to apply for low-interest federal loans or …

Record Visitor Spending in North Carolina Highlights Tourism Week
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Record Visitor Spending in North Carolina Highlights Tourism Week

Monday, May 7, 2018 5:32 PM North Carolina tourism generated record visitor spending in 2017 with a total of $23.9 billion, a 4.2 percent increase from 2016, according to new data released today.

Manufacturer Selects Guilford County for New Facility, Creating 201 New Jobs
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Manufacturer Selects Guilford County for New Facility, Creating 201 New Jobs

Monday, May 7, 2018 4:50 PM Amada North America, Inc., a manufacturer of precision sheet metal fabricating equipment, will develop a new product line in Guilford County creating 201 new jobs over the next five years, Governor

Gov. Cooper Proclaims May 7 – 11, 2018 National Teacher Appreciation Week
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Gov. Cooper Proclaims May 7 – 11, 2018 National Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 7, 2018 4:18 PM Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed May 7-11, 2018 as National Te

Governor Offers Rewards in Two Halifax County Murder Cases
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Governor Offers Rewards in Two Halifax County Murder Cases

Friday, May 4, 2018 5:02 PM Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that the State is offering rewards of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the murder of Jonathan Martice Andino, age 23, in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina and …

Gov. Cooper Proclaims April 29 ‒ May 5 Small Business Week in North Carolina
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Gov. Cooper Proclaims April 29 ‒ May 5 Small Business Week in North Carolina

Monday, Apr 30, 2018 4:50 PM To honor the firms that employ nearly half of the state’s private-sector workforce, Gov. Roy Cooper has proclaimed April 29 ‒ May 5, 2018 as Small Business Week in North Carolina.

Governor Cooper Appoints New Members to State Boards and Commissions
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Governor Cooper Appoints New Members to State Boards and Commissions

Thursday, May 3, 2018 1:02 PM Governor Roy Cooper today announced 21 new appointments to various North Carolina boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Industrial Commission, the Early Childhood Advisory Council, and the Juvenile Justice Planning Committee.

Governor Cooper Details Plan to Help More North Carolinians Get Job Training and Skills to Succeed
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Governor Cooper Details Plan to Help More North Carolinians Get Job Training and Skills to Succeed

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 3:18 PM Ahead of the release of his short session budget, Governor Roy Cooper today shared recommendations to create the NC Job Ready Fund to train and grow North Carolina’s workforce to fill the jobs of today and tomorrow. In February, Gov. Cooper laid out his …

Governor Cooper Names New Appointees to State Boards and Commissions
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Governor Cooper Names New Appointees to State Boards and Commissions

Monday, Apr 30, 2018 4:53 PM Governor Roy Cooper today announced 13 new appointments to various North Carolina boards and commissions, including the North Carolina Board of Education, the North Carolina Industrial Commission,

Governor Cooper Requests Federal Disaster Declaration
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Governor Cooper Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

Thursday, Apr 26, 2018 12:29 PM Yesterday, Governor Roy Cooper sent a letter to President Donald Trump requesting a federal disaster declaration for Guilford and Rockingham counties to help recover from the tornado that left a path of damage through the two counties on April 15. If granted, the federal …