Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory joined employees, executives and elected officials this morning to celebrate the groundbreaking of bioMérieux’s new 25,500 square-foot facility in Durham. This addition to the company's existing Durham facility will help create more than 44 new jobs and allow bioMérieux to better meet the increasing global demand for...
July 9, 2014 • Jobs and the Economy
July 8, 2014 • Personnel
Raleigh, N.C. – The Office of Governor Pat McCrory announced the following appointments today:
North Carolina State Building Commission
- Michael Benson (Pitt County) – Benson is the president of Pitt Electric Inc.
The commission develops procedures to direct and guide the state’s capital facilities development and...
July 7, 2014 • Legislation
Raleigh, NC – Governor Pat McCrory signed a bill this afternoon that authorizes approximately $376 million of improvements that will directly benefit students at six University of North Carolina (UNC) institutions. Funds to pay for these projects will come from various fees, receipts, grants and fund raising income and not from tuition or taxpayer monies appropriated by the...
July 7, 2014 • Public SafetyRaleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory has issued a state disaster declaration for the Town of Woodfin to help the community recover from a severe storm that struck April 29, 2014. The declaration makes state funds available to help cover the costs of removing debris, providing emergency protective...
July 4, 2014 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure
Raleigh, N.C. – The State Emergency Response Team continues to respond to resource requests and is transitioning into recovery operations from Hurricane Arthur, which has exited North Carolina waters and continues to make its way north. According to the National Hurricane Center, Arthur is the earliest hurricane to hit North Carolina since records began in 1851. The previous...
July 3, 2014 • Public Safety, • Transportation and Infrastructure
Raleigh, N.C. – The State Emergency Response Team is responding to Hurricane Arthur as it passes near and on the North Carolina coast and Outer Banks tonight as a Category 2 hurricane.
“The track of Hurricane Arthur has moved closer to our coast, which brings heightened concerns for flooding and storm surge in our sounds and rivers,” Governor...
July 3, 2014 • Legislation
Raleigh, NC – A rare treatment that includes cannabidiol oil from hemp plants to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, which is particularly prevalent in children, will now be available in clinical trials in North Carolina thanks to legislation signed into law today by Governor Pat McCrory.
“For some children, this...
July 3, 2014 • Public Safety
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory joined Department of Transportation Secretary Tony Tata and Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Commissioner Greg Baker today to give an update on Hurricane Arthur preparations. Hurricane Arthur has strengthened into a category one hurricane and is expected to reach North Carolina shores Thursday afternoon.
“With our coastal...
July 2, 2014 • Healthcare
Raleigh, N.C. – Governor Pat McCrory released the following statement after the overwhelmingly bipartisan passage of a Medicaid reform bill (HB 1181) by the North Carolina House of Representatives.
“We commend the House for taking an important step toward historic Medicaid reform that will create a more predictable budget for taxpayers, reduces waste and rewards...
July 2, 2014 • Ethics and Accountability, • Legislation
Governor Pat McCrory issued the following statement commemorating the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act:
“The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did more than ban discrimination and segregation on the basis of race, religion, national origin and gender. It began a process that allowed people to get to know one another on a personal level that simply wasn’t possible before the civil...