State offers guidance for restaurants as Phase 2 announcement expected

Gov. Roy Cooper expected to announce that Phase 2 of state's reopening plan begins Friday.
By Katrina Louis | May 20, 2020

NC public schools closed for rest of school year, Cooper says

Gov. Roy Cooper extended N.C. school closings and unveiled a $1.4 billion Covid-19 relief package proposal.
By Katrina Louis | April 24, 2020

Gov. Cooper issues NC stay-at-home order

The executive order goes into effect on Monday at 5 p.m. until April 29. Mecklenburg County's stay-at-home order remains.
By Katrina Louis | March 27, 2020

Gov. Cooper extends school closures through May 15

Governor Roy Cooper says he's not ready to give up on school year, but statewide closures are necessary to prevent spread of coronavirus.
By Katrina Louis | March 23, 2020

Cheri Beasley will make history as first black woman to lead North Carolina Supreme Court

Noting that her appointment came during Black History Month, Beasley quoted Martin Luther King Jr. and said she hopes to serve as an inspiration to young girls.
By Glenn Burkins | February 12, 2019

Gov. Cooper rescinds LaWana Mayfield appointment; LGBTQ group ‘extremely disappointed’

A national organization advocating to increase the number of LGBTQ people in public office called Mayfield “a tireless fighter for the underserved communities.”
By Glenn Burkins | February 7, 2019

Gov. Roy Cooper vetoes voter ID bill, GOP predicts override

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a Senate bill that would require all voters to show some sort of photo […]
By Qcitymetro Staff | December 16, 2018

Gov. Roy Cooper wants Confederate monuments removed from state grounds

The Democratic governor said monuments honoring the slave-holding Confederacy are best displayed in museums and history books.
By Glenn Burkins | August 16, 2017

In governor’s race, McCrory wants a recount

Trailing by more than 6,000 votes, Gov. Pat McCrory's campaign has questioned the validity of the posted results, alleging voter fraud.
By Daniel Trotta, Reuters | November 23, 2016

Pat McCrory unwilling to concede in tight race

Roy Cooper, the state's attorney general, declared victory after unofficial election results showed him leading McCrory by fewer than 5,000 votes.
By By Colleen Jenkins, Reuters | November 10, 2016