Press Release

Press Release

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration recently appointed Bob Etheridge as the new state executive director for the USDA North Carolina Farm Service Agency. Etheridge joined the North Carolina FSA team on Oct. 11, 2021.

GREENSBORO — The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of North Carolina announces its partnership with the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division as it launches the department’s new Combatting Redlining Initiative.

RALEIGH — COVID-19 vaccine booster shots are now available for more North Carolinians. The Food and Drug Administration has authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 booster shots to help strengthen and extend protections against COVID-19 infections. 

RALEIGH — The frequency of vehicle crashes involving animals decreased last year across North Carolina, according to figures kept by the N.C. Department of Transportation.

RALEIGH — Legal Aid of North Carolina has launched the StopTheCycleNC campaign to raise awareness of the key role legal representation plays in ending the cycle of abuse for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking, as well as seniors who have experienced financial exploitation.

RALEIGH — The N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program joined Western North Carolina partners, including Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller, Asheville Mayor Esther Manheimer, and local restaurant owners at Rabbit Rabbit in Asheville on Thursday, Oct. 21, to formally kick off the "Booze It & Lose It" Halloween Statewide Enforcement Campaign.

Thursday, 21 October 2021 14:14

Walk-away offender sought in Scotland County

LAURINBURG — Prison emergency response teams and local law enforcement are searching for offender Richard Alexander Mundy, #0296162, who left a work detail today in Scotland County.

Thursday, 21 October 2021 12:20

NCDOT launches the 2022 Aviation Art Contest

RALEIGH — The N.C. Department of Transportation is encouraging children and teenagers to show off their artistic work by taking part in the 2022 Aviation Art Contest. 

RALEIGH— The N.C. Department of Transportation’s crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 11 million pounds of litter from roadsides, exceeding the state’s record for litter collection set in 2019.

RALEIGH — As COVID-19 cases surged this summer fueled by the Delta variant, hospitalizations and deaths among residents in North Carolina long-term care facilities were significantly lower than during the winter surge, as shown in data from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. The decrease in cases and severe illness can be attributed to vaccination for residents and staff of long-term care facilities and to the work done by long-term care providers to implement measures to protect staff and residents from COVID-19.

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