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Offender Captured after Walking Away from Prison Job

Sunday, August 30, 2020

A minimum custody offender was captured today at a hotel in High Point, three days after he walked off his prison job assignment.

Wake Correctional Center offender Michael Lee Willis-Rockett (#1297881) was taken into custody around 9 a.m. by Department of Public Safety officials.

SBA grants Governor’s request for earthquake disaster declaration

Friday, August 28, 2020

The U.S. Small Business Administration today granted Gov. Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for homeowners and small businesses that suffered damage from a 5.1 magnitude earthquake centered near Sparta in Alleghany County on Aug. 9.

Offender Sought After Walking Away from Prison Job Assignment

Thursday, August 27, 2020

State correctional and local law enforcement officers are seeking Wake Correctional Center minimum custody offender Michael Lee Willis-Rockett (#1297881), who was reported missing from his prison job assignment this morning.

Huneycutt Named Warden at Avery-Mitchell Correctional

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice has named Ronnie “Lane” Huneycutt as warden at the Avery-Mitchell Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine. Huneycutt, 50, had been the associate warden at Caldwell Correctional Center in Lenoir since 2015.

Governor Cooper Requests SBA Disaster Aid for Bertie and Neighboring Counties

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Gov. Roy Cooper today signed and submitted a request to the U.S. Small Business Administration to grant a disaster declaration for Bertie and surrounding counties to provide low-interest disaster loans to residents and businesses who suffered losses from a tornado that struck as Hurricane Isaias passed through the state on Aug. 4. 

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