Press Releases

Winter Weather Preparedness Week is Dec. 3 - 9 and Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging North Carolinians to plan and prepare now, before potentially dangerous winter weather arrives.

The North Carolina Department of Public Safety recognized 10 remarkable employees Nov. 28 during the department’s annual Badge of Excellence Ceremony.

The State Highway Patrol will be on the roadways this holiday season looking to stop dangerous driving before potentially life changing collisions take place. The SHP joins roadway users across North Carolina in hopes of a safe and happy time for giving thanks with family and friends.

Today, Governor Roy Cooper expanded the State of Emergency declared on Nov. 8 in response to the ongoing wildfires in Western North Carolina and the continued drought conditions and elevated fire risk throughout the state.

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 35 new troopers November 17, 2023, at a graduation ceremony held for the 160th and 161st Basic Highway Patrol Schools.

From Nov. 13-17, 2023, the NC State Highway Patrol will join forces with first responders throughout the nation in recognition of Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW).

El día de hoy, en respuesta a los incendios ocurriendo en la región oeste de Carolina del Norte y debido a las continuas sequías a lo largo del estado, el gobernador Roy Cooper declaró Estado de Emergencia. 
 

Today, Governor Roy Cooper declared a State of Emergency in response to the ongoing wildfires in Western North Carolina and the continued drought conditions throughout the state.

A new pilot program serving Pitt, Craven, Pamlico and Carteret counties will focus on assisting young adults to successfully return to the community after involvement with the juvenile justice system.

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency has awarded $43.2 million from the Affordable Housing Development Fund to four municipal governments and one tribal government to increase community resilience.

A bartender has been criminally charged following a single-vehicle collision in Macon County.

On Wednesday, October 18, 2023, Governor Roy Cooper signed a Type I state disaster declaration for public assistance for the Village of Cedar Rock in Caldwell County that suffered damages from a rain event on July 15.

The N.C. Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) is supporting Haywood County in the launch of their Affordable Housing Development Fund (AHDF) program and invites qualified public, private and nonprofit organizations to apply for financing for multifamily or single-family housing rehabilitation and new construction projects in Haywood County.