Press Release

Press Release

RALEIGH — The N.C Department of Transportation has received a $47.5 million federal grant to purchase the S-Line rail corridor between Raleigh and Ridgeway in Warren County.

ROCKINGHAM — This week the Aberdeen Carolina & Western Railway Company announced that they were the successful beneficiaries of a $13 million Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements grant.

RALEIGH — The State Board of Elections on Tuesday announced changes to the absentee voting process to make it easier for a voter to fix problems with their absentee ballot.

Tuesday, 22 September 2020 13:00

Driver lauds seat belt use for saving her life

RALEIGH — While state officials are concerned that Mecklenburg County’s seat belt use rate dipped by almost 8% last year, the majority of the region’s residents are still buckling up.

Monday, 21 September 2020 18:47

N.C. DMV surpasses 2 million REAL IDs issued

RALEIGH — The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles reached a milestone with the issuance of its 2 millionth REAL ID license or ID enhancement late last week, more than a year before the REAL ID Act will go into effect.

RALEIGH — All North Carolina households — about 4.7 million in all — will soon receive the Judicial Voter Guide 2020.

WASHINGTON — President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional $14 billion for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Signup for the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program will begin Sept. 21 and run through Dec. 11, 2020. 

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has received five years of funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to partner with Federally Qualified Health Centers to increase colorectal cancer screenings, particularly among underserved communities in North Carolina.

RALEIGH — The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (Tuesday) announced its selection of an additional vendor, Optum Serve, to continue surging COVID-19 testing capacity in the state. These new community testing sites build on North Carolina’s ongoing work to increase access to testing and slow viral spread in key locations, including the previously-announced surge of additional testing capacity in seven counties.

RALEIGH — Grade A dairy fluid milk producers in North Carolina who suffered losses because of COVID-19 disruptions in the milk supply chain can soon apply for assistance through the COVID-19 Dairy Aid Program 2020. A total of $2 million will be available, with limits on the amount paid to producers.

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