North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper News

Federal Disaster Declaration for North Carolina Counties Hit by Dorian

President Donald Trump has approved a request from North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper for public assistance for 14 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. The major disaster declaration, approved Friday, allows impacted counties to receive support from FEMA’s public assistance program, …

Policygenius to Open 2nd Headquarters in North Carolina, Create 377 Jobs in State

Online insurance platform Policygenius plans to open a new technical and operations center in Durham County, North Carolina, according to a statement from Governor Roy Cooper. Policygenius’ new location plan calls for the creation of at least 377 jobs over …

North Carolina Gov Asks for More Disaster Aid After Dorian

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking additional federal disaster assistance for counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. Cooper made the request to President Donald Trump’s administration Saturday. Cooper asked for individual assistance for Carteret, Dare, Hyde and New Hanover counties …

North Carolina Gov Requests Hurricane Dorian Disaster Declaration

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper is seeking a federal disaster declaration for 13 counties affected by Hurricane Dorian. Cooper made the request to President Donald Trump’s administration Friday. If approved, money would be available to help with the cost of …

Cooper Nominates State Rep. Goodman to North Carolina Workers’ Comp Panel

A sitting North Carolina legislator has been nominated by Gov. Roy Cooper to serve on the state Industrial Commission. Cooper told legislators at the beginning of the month of his choice of fellow Democratic Rep. Ken Goodman of Richmond County …

North Carolina Gov. Declares Emergency to Deal with Power Outages

Utility crews worked late into Sunday to restore power to western North Carolina residents and businesses that lost electricity due to freezing rain and sleet this weekend. Duke Energy and electric cooperatives reported about 63,000 customers still were without power …

North Carolina Gov’s Pick for Workers’ Comp Panel Rejected, Again

Republican legislators have rejected another candidate from Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper for the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The House voted 34-59 on Thursday against confirming Judge Robby Hassell of Greensboro. Cooper nominated Hassell for a commission seat designated for a …

Refreezing Still Threatens Roads After Southern Snowstorm

Seesawing temperatures across several southern states were gradually melting snow from a wintry storm, but also “transforming slushy roads into treacherous ice,” one governor warned Tuesday. Scores of schools in Virginia and North Carolina were closed for a second day, …

Major Snowstorm Causes Icy Roads, Power Outages Across Much of Southeast

Residents walked instead of driving cars and children enjoyed another day of building snowmen with school canceled Monday after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet or freezing rain across five southern states. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays over …

Winter Storm Leaves Mess Behind in Southeast, More Snow Expected

A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday – causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper strongly …