Press Release

Press Release

It’s hot out there and the soaring temperatures can be dangerous. The American Red Cross has steps people can follow to help stay safe when it’s hot outside.

RALEIGH — North Carolina Emergency Management and the United Way of North Carolina’s NC 2-1-1 program work in partnership to help families and individuals find needed assistance and resources within their community during and after a disaster. 

WADESBORO — Paul L. Turner III, of Ansonville, has been appointed to fill the District 1 seat on the Board of Directors for Pee Dee Electric Membership Corporation.

RALEIGH — The American Association of State Troopers has kicked off the 2019 “Best Looking Cruiser Contest,” and the NCSHP is in the running once again. 

SANFORD —“We will surrender, Sir, on condition that no one shall be injured; otherwise we will make the best defense we can …” Temperance Alston’s words to David Fanning ended the fight between opposing militia forces of the Loyalists and the Patriots.

STATESVILLE — Carolina Farm Credit will be continuing to accept grant applications for the Corporate Mission Fund program through July 31, 2019. This year marks the fifth year that grants will be awarded from the earnings of the fund.

RALEIGH — On Wednesday, June 26, members of the State Highway Patrol received notification the organization’s promotion process had been put on hold due to an allegation the testing process had been compromised.

RALEIGH ­­­— The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Plant Industry Division is asking travelers to several northeastern states to take precautions against the spread of the highly destructive spotted lanternfly this summer. 

RALEIGH — The NC FIRST Commission, whose focus is to evaluate the state’s current and future transportation investment needs and strategies, will hold its second public meeting Friday.

RALEIGH — State Veterinarian Doug Meckes is reminding livestock and pet owners to be vigilant in their tick preventative measures during warm weather. Recently, the deaths of five cows in Surry County were linked to acute anemia caused by tick infestations. Samples were sent to the N.C. Division of Public Health, Communicable Disease Branch for identification which confirmed Asian longhorned ticks.

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