Press Releases

Safe Travel on Wish List for State Highway Patrol

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

As the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday season approaches, the State Highway Patrol is encouraging motorists to keep safety in mind while traveling to their various destinations. As the number of vehicles increase on the state’s roadways, so does the potential for vehicle collisions.

NCSHP Aviation Unit Locates Missing Surry County Man

Thursday, December 14, 2017

The State Highway Patrol’s aviation unit assisted with the search of a missing Surry County man on Wednesday, December 13.  Local authorities had issued a Silver Alert for Robert Eugene Abeyta, 73, of Pinnacle, NC who had walked away from his residence around 10 a.m. 

Inmate Dies in Apparent Suicide

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Inmate Gerard Altman (#1131252) died Monday at Lumberton Correctional Institution after an apparent suicide. He was found unresponsive in the inmate dormitory at about 3:38 a.m.

North Carolina Faces Season’s First Blast of Winter Weather

Friday, December 8, 2017

State emergency and transportation officials are closely monitoring weather and road conditions, and are ready to respond if needed as North Carolina receives the season’s first blast of winter weather, Governor Roy Cooper said Friday.

State Highway Patrol Graduates 17 New Troopers

Friday, December 8, 2017

The State Highway Patrol proudly welcomed 17 new troopers at a graduation ceremony for the 143rd Basic Highway Patrol School. The celebration ended 15 weeks of extensive academic and physical training.

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