Press Releases

The Letter of Interest deadline for the Affordable Housing Development Fund-Haywood County is 5 p.m. Friday, March 1.

On Friday, February 16, ALE special agents charged several individuals with multiple felonies and misdemeanors after a combined investigation with the Greensboro Police Department was concluded.

Seven individuals have been charged following a North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) investigation into an underage fatal vehicle crash.   

Caldwell County will host a Public Open House on Monday, March 11th, 2024, from 4:00 pm – 6:00 p.m., at the Caldwell County Administrative Offices City-County Chambers located at 905 West Avenue NW Lenoir, NC 28645.

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, Governor Roy Cooper signed a Type I state disaster declaration for individual assistance for Catawba County and contiguous counties that suffered damage from an EF-1 tornado on January 9, 2024.

On Wednesday, February 28th residents and business leaders in Unincorporated Avery County, the Town of Crossnore, and Grandfather Village will be able to review and discuss the latest update to their flood hazard and flood risk data.

On Thursday, March 7th residents and business leaders in Unincorporated Catawba County and its municipalities will be able to review and discuss the latest update to their flood hazard and flood risk data.

On Jan. 30, 2024, Governor Roy Cooper requested a disaster declaration from the Small Business Administration (SBA) after severe storms impacted North Carolina on Jan. 9. This prompted the SBA to approve low-interest disaster loans for businesses and residents in Catawba County and the adjacent counties of Alexander, Burke, Caldwell, Iredell, and Lincoln.  Businesses and residents in the declared area impacted by the storms can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the SBA.

As a result of continuous complaints from the community, the Alcohol Law Enforcement Division concluded an investigation into an illegal outlet in Wilmington. On Saturday January 20, 2024, ALE, assisted by the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover County Sheriffs’ Office, executed a search warrant at 1219 S 5th Ave, Wilmington, NC.

On Monday, February 19th the residents and business leaders in Unincorporated Burke County, the City of Morganton, and the Town of Drexel will be able to review and discuss the latest update to their flood hazard and flood risk data.

Gaston County will host a Public Open House on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, from 1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m., at the N.C. Cooperative Extension Citizens Resource Center located at 1303 Dallas Cherryville Hwy, Dallas, NC 28034

Lincoln County will host a Public Open House on Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m., in the Board Room of the County Administration Building located at 353 N. Generals Blvd. Lincolnton, NC 28092

The N.C. Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice last week released its 2023 Year-End Report that summarizes the work of the task force over the last year, as well as accomplishments and resolutions resulting from the original 125 recommendations made in December 2020.