Latest Roy A. Cooper News

Cooper, Forest among latest to file for top NC positions

Dec. 5, 2019 4:15 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has filed for reelection, and Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest is officially on board to try to unseat him next year. Cooper and Forest are among the latest to file for statewide, federal and regional offices. Candidate filing began Monday at...

Ex-North Carolina Sen. Rand leaves lottery commission

Dec. 3, 2019 6:09 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The chairman of the North Carolina lottery commission has resigned from the panel in a move that appears health-related. Tony Rand submitted his resignation to Gov. Roy Cooper the day before Tuesday’s commission meeting. Cooper named current member Courtney Crowder the next...

Court: N Carolina lawmakers can decide block-grant spending

Dec. 3, 2019 5:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina appeals court has agreed the General Assembly can decide how federal block grant money is spent, even when the governor wants to use it differently. A three-judge Court of Appeals panel upheld unanimously on Tuesday a trial-court decision favoring Republican...

Candidate filing opens for 2020 elections in North Carolina

Dec. 2, 2019 6:58 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A rush of candidates filed Monday to join long and crowded ballots for North Carolina’s 2020 elections, seeking to win hundreds of statewide and local positions. The State Board of Elections and county election boards in all 100 counties began taking candidate paperwork and...

Lab company bringing nearly 750 jobs to North Carolina

Nov. 27, 2019 12:42 PM EST

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s governor has announced that a clinical trial lab services provider will add 749 jobs at a new facility over the next few years. Gov. Roy Cooper issued a statement Wednesday that Q Squared Solutions LLC will invest $73 million in the Durham-based facility...

Reps. Black, Conrad won’t seek North Carolina House seats

Nov. 26, 2019 6:03 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A pair of North Carolina House members — one Republican and one Democrat — have announced they will not seek re-election next year. Democratic Rep. Mary Ann Black of Durham County made her decision public on Tuesday, a day after GOP Rep. Debra Conrad of Forsyth County...

Stalemate still on as N Carolina legislature ends this year

Nov. 26, 2019 11:41 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper and his Republican rivals fought to a draw as the North Carolina legislature adjourned its longest annual session in nearly 20 years this month, still with no conventional state budget in place and many favored GOP items blocked. It may take the November 2020...

Homeland Security, ICE leaders focus on detainer refusals

Nov. 25, 2019 9:41 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Trump administration’s leaders on immigration enforcement said Monday that several North Carolina sheriffs care more about politics than public safety by refusing to cooperate with federal agents looking for immigrants believed to be in the U.S. unlawfully. Acting Department...

Investigators question NC governor’s pipeline fund actions

Nov. 20, 2019 8:04 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper appears to have “improperly used the authority and influence of his office” to pressure natural gas pipeline builders to agree to a $57.8 million mitigation fund under his control, private investigators reported Wednesday. The...

The Latest: NC governor says facts on his side over pipeline

Nov. 20, 2019 1:46 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a report by private investigators examining a mitigation fund linked to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper says the “facts are on our side” when it comes to the legality of creating a special $58 million...