Press Releases

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.

The State Emergency Response Commission will meet Friday, January 19, 2024. Some members of the commission will attend in person at the State Emergency Operations Center and others will participate via video conference.

Alexander County – Alexander County will host a Public Open House on Monday, February 5th, 2024, from 2:00 pm – 4:00 p.m., at the Alexander County Administration Building, 621 Liledoun Rd, Taylorsville, NC 28681.

Iredell County will host a Public Open House on Monday, February 5th, 2024, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 p.m., at the N.C. Cooperative Extension - Iredell County Agricultural Center 444 Bristol Dr, Statesville, NC.

North Carolina State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) to meet Tuesday
WHAT:  A meeting of the State Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC), a subcommittee of the State Emergency Response Committee. This will be a hybrid meeting both in person and virtual.

Governor Roy Cooper and Emergency Management Officials are urging North Carolinians to be safe and cautious as severe weather enters the state.

North Carolina Emergency Management wants the public to be aware of Duke Energy’s plans to test the sirens at four nuclear plants that have areas within North Carolina that may hear the tests.

Governor Roy Cooper signed an Executive Order today declaring a State of Emergency ahead of severe weather expected across the state. The Order waives truck weight, size and hours of service restrictions so that vehicles carrying essential supplies such as food, medicine or fuel or transporting livestock and crops can get their jobs done quickly.

Governor Roy Cooper and North Carolina Emergency Management (NCEM) will once again be monitoring Santa’s progress as he approaches North Carolina. The Governor has instructed NCEM to prepare the state for Santa’s arrival so that he can safely complete his mission of delivering presents to children across North Carolina.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency for Duplin and Sampson counties in response to the effects of heavy rain and flooding on the agricultural sector in those counties.

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency has awarded $17.7 million from the Infrastructure Recovery Program to local governments to repair and restore critical infrastructure in communities across the state.

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

Twenty-five members represent multidisciplinary violence prevention leaders from across the state.