Press Release

Press Release

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today released a funding opportunity that will award a total of $5.8 million to at least nine organizations statewide to increase access to high-quality opioid use disorder treatment for people in the criminal justice system.

STATESVILLE —The Farm Credit Associations of NC are excited to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2021 Innovative Young Farmer of the Year Award given by the Tobacco Farm Life Museum and sponsored by the Farm Credit Associations of North Carolina.

RALEIGH – North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine for her work in creating a strategic alignment to bring about critical improvements in health.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Tuesday) released a draft of its Olmstead Plan designed to assist people with disabilities to reside in and experience the full benefit of inclusive communities. The plan is open for public comment through Oct. 27, 2021. NCDHHS encourages all interested individuals and organizations to provide comment on this draft plan. NCDHHS will publish the final, two-year plan in December and begin implementing activities outlined in the plan in calendar years 2022 and 2023. 

ELON — To address the ever-growing popularity of commercial and recreational drone use, Elon University’s School of Communications in partnership with the N.C. Department of Transportation and others will be hosting Elon Drone Day on Nov. 8.

WASHINGTON — The American Oath Initiative, a 501(c)4 dedicated to recruiting, training, and supporting veterans who are willing to step forward to seek political office as a means to honoring their Oath to “Defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” officially launched its efforts (Thursday) in advance of the 2022 elections.

ROCKINGHAM — On Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, Sheriff Mark Gulledge presented Lt. Clyde Smith with his Advanced Law Enforcement certificate and lapel pin. Lt. Smith earned this certificate from the North Carolina Sheriff’s Training and Standards Commission. This certificate is awarded as the highest achievable award presented to North Carolina law enforcement officers. The award consists of three different categories combined: years of service; college education; and law enforcement training. Lt. Smith has been in law enforcement since 2002 and currently serves in the Civil Division. 

ROCKY MOUNT — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles’ License and Theft Bureau held graduation ceremonies Wednesday for its 27th Basic Inspector Class at DMV Headquarters in Rocky Mount. 

RALEIGH — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission established the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in 2008 to promote trout fishing as a heritage tourism activity on trout waters that run through 17 mountain communities in western North Carolina.

RALEIGH — Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr are co-sponsoring the most significant wildlife conservation bill in nearly half a century, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act. The bipartisan bill currently has 28 Senate co-sponsors and will devote $1.4 billion annually to locally-led efforts — including over $20 million to North Carolina — to help prevent extinctions and help at-risk wildlife species.

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