Press Release

Press Release

RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service urges everyone to be cautious with fire over the holiday weekend. The lack of rainfall in most areas has increased the probability of wildfires, especially within the eastern portion of the state. The U.S. Drought Monitor lists 21 counties in southeast North Carolina as abnormally dry.

RALEIGH — With summer right around the corner, residents and visitors in North Carolina will be taking to the skies in record numbers with their personal drones.

RALEIGH — A statewide ‘Click it or Ticket’ campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of being an unbelted occupant in a vehicle, got underway at the North Carolina State Highway Patrol training track in Raleigh Monday. 

RALEIGH — Summer is peak rabies season and State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is encouraging North Carolina livestock owners to consider having their animals vaccinated against the disease.

HATTERAS — Starting Monday, people traveling between Hatteras and Ocracoke Village will have a new travel option. In addition to the car ferries that already serve the popular route, visitors will have the Ocracoke Express passenger-only ferry as an option.

ROCKINGHAM — Rockingham is full of skilled makers, bakers and producers, and the Rockingham Tractor Supply store is bringing these talented individuals and businesses together for a community-wide, family-friendly event. On Saturday, May 18, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the store will host its annual Market Day event featuring local vendors and their homemade and homegrown goods.

ROCKINGHAM — Additional signs telling drivers to slow down as they exit onto U.S. 220 South in Richmond County are going up this week.

SMITHFIELD — A nationwide campaign to raise awareness of the ‘Move Over Law’ is underway to coincide with national Peace Officers Memorial Day. Peace Officers Memorial Day pays tribute to local, state, and federal law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty. Many of them have been killed alongside state roads due a violation of the "Move Over Law."

NEW YORK — With partnership funding from CSX, the First Responders Children’s Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to ensuring that the children of first responders receive the resources necessary to help them thrive, is proud to announce that additional scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year are now available for eligible candidates nationwide. 

RALEIGH — A new joint report from the NC Rural Center and Thread Capital shows that a decade after the Great Recession, North Carolina's small businesses are still struggling to recover and catch up with their urban counterparts in the state.

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