Press Releases

The Governor’s Crime Commission today adopted a resolution in support of Medicaid expansion that will help lift the burden of mental healthcare and substance abuse treatment from law enforcement and first responders.

Stanly County will host a Public Open House on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 11a.m. – 1p.m., at the Stanly County Commons Building in the Gene McIntyre Meeting Room located at 1000 North First Street, Albemarle, NC.

Media Advisory: Governor’s Crime Commission will host its next quarterly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at 1201 Front St, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Union County will host a Public Open House on Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 5p.m. – 8p.m., at the Union County Government Center located at 500 North Main Street in Monroe, NC

The Governor’s Orders authorize state-funded disaster assistance in the form of public assistance grants to eligible local governments for debris clearance and emergency protective measures. These disaster declarations expire sixty days after issuance.

“We are continuing to monitor Idalia’s course and its potential impacts on our state and it’s critical to make sure we are fully prepared,” said Governor Cooper. “It is important for North Carolinians to gather emergency kits and prepare for the storm before it’s too late. We also want to make sure our farmers are able to protect their crops.” 

A partnership between the state and the N.C. Housing Coalition has resulted in 47 first-time homebuyers becoming homeowners in 11 counties of the state through the Homeownership Assistance Program.

The North Carolina Private Protective Services Board (PPSB) has selected Tamara Rabenold to lead the Private Protective Services Board as chairperson. Rabenold is the first woman to serve in this position since the Board was created 50 years ago.

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 22 new troopers today at a graduation ceremony held for the 159th Basic Highway Patrol School. The ceremony celebrates 29 weeks of extensive training to prepare the graduates for a meaningful career in law enforcement.