Roy Cooper

  • Governor Sep 6, 2019

    Dorian’s Floodwaters Trap People in Attics in North Carolina

    A weakened Hurricane Dorian flooded homes on North Carolina’s Outer Banks on Friday with a fury that took even storm-hardened residents by surprise, forcing people to climb into their attics. Hundreds were feared trapped by high water, and neighbors used boats to rescue one another. Medics and other rescuers rushed to Ocracoke Island — accessible only by boat or air...

  • food Sep 4, 2019

    Hurricane Death Toll Climbs to 20 in Devastated Bahamas

    The devastation wrought by Dorian — and the terror it inflicted during its day-and-a-half mauling of the Bahamas — came into focus Wednesday as the passing of the storm revealed a muddy, debris-strewn landscape of smashed and flooded-out homes on Abaco and Grand Bahama islands. The official death toll from the strongest hurricane on record ever to hit the country...

  • Donald Trump Sep 2, 2019

    WATCH: Images of Hurricane Dorian’s Wreckage in The Bahamas

    The extent of the damage of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas is unclear, but people began sharing videos of the storm’s wreckage on social media.

  • Donald Trump Sep 2, 2019

    Dorian Triggers Massive Flooding in Bahamas; at Least 5 Dead

    Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary. At least five deaths were blamed on the storm. “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy,” Prime Minister Hubert Minnis...

  • Governor Aug 3, 2019

    North Carolina First in South to Ban State Funding for Conversion Therapy

    North Carolina on Friday became the first Southern state to ban the use of state funds for “conversion therapy” for minors, NBC News reported. Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, signed the executive order, which noted that North Carolina is home to approximately 320,000 adults who identify as LGBTQ. The order also noted that suicide rates and ideation are high among...

  • Congress Mar 26, 2019

    High Court Questions Courts’ Role in Partisan Redistricting

    The Supreme Court’s conservative majority sounded wary Tuesday of allowing federal judges to determine when electoral maps are too partisan, despite strong evidence that the political parties drew districts to guarantee congressional election outcomes. The decisions in two cases the justices heard Tuesday, from Maryland and North Carolina, could help shape the makeup of Congress and state legislatures for the...

  • Governor Feb 10, 2019

    Rep. Walter Jones, NC Republican Who Sharply Opposed Iraq War, Dies at 76

    Rep. Walter Jones Jr., a 13-term Republican from eastern North Carolina whose about-face on the Iraq War came to define his congressional service, died Sunday on his 76th birthday, his congressional office confirmed. No cause of death was announced. Jones entered hospice care last month as his health sharply declined after he suffered complications from a broken hip he sustained...

  • Governor Dec 10, 2018

    Snowed-in South Makes the Best of Day Off From Work, School

    Snowed-in Southerners made the best of a day without work or school Monday while officials warned that roads remained treacherous after a wintry storm dropped snow, sleet and freezing rain across five states. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays over the weekend. Hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and Virginia got stuck in snow or...

  • Governor Dec 9, 2018

    Swath of South Faces Wintry Mess: Snow, Sleet, Freezing Rain

    A massive storm brought snow, sleet, and freezing rain across a wide swath of the South on Sunday — causing dangerously icy roads, immobilizing snowfalls and power losses to hundreds of thousands of people. Accidents on snow-covered interstates caused major delays, hundreds of flights were canceled and drivers in North Carolina and Virginia got stuck in snow or lost control...

  • Governor Oct 10, 2018

    Storm-Weary Carolinas Worry Michael Could Hurt Rebuilding

    In the storm-weary Carolinas, Hurricane Michael’s approach is stoking fresh fears among homeowners who still have tarps on their roofs or industrial dehumidifiers drying their floors from destruction left by Hurricane Florence. Thousands of homes in North and South Carolina were damaged when the September hurricane smashed trees into rooftops and pushed floodwater into living rooms. Both states are still...

  • Donald Trump Sep 22, 2018

    When Will It End? Florence’s Floodwaters Rising in Carolinas

    With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to feel like it will never end. At least 43 people have died, included an elderly man whose body...

  • driver Sep 18, 2018

    Toppled Trees, Swift Water, Have Killed Many During Florence

    Florence — which was once a hurricane and now is a tropical depression — is being blamed for at least 32 deaths in the Carolinas and Virginia. Twenty-five were in North Carolina. Officials in those states are still worried about what’s to come, because it’s still raining and rivers are swelling. Several of the people who died in recent days...

  • Donald Trump Sep 16, 2018

    Florence Crawls Westward as Flooding Fears Surge in Carolinas; Wilmington Cut Off

    Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy river water swamping entire neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death toll climbed to 16 and included a mother and her infant. The storm...

  • Associated Press Sep 12, 2018

    Florence Poses a New Threat for Rural, Struggling Towns

    James Howell Jr. lost big two years when Hurricane Matthew swelled the Tar River less than a half mile from his home. Finally persuaded it was too dangerous to stay, he returned to Princeville days later to learn that the two feet of standing water surrounding his home caused the insulation to mold, forcing a rebuild of his living room....

  • New York Sep 12, 2018

    Happening Today: Elizabeth Smart, Florence, Opioids, Nicki Minaj, Nick Carter

    Here’s what to know for Wednesday, Sept. 12.

  • Sep 12, 2018

    Forecast for Wednesday, Sept. 12

    Storm Team 4 meteorologist Chris Cimino has your forecast for Wednesday, Sept. 12.

  • Governor Aug 21, 2018

    Confederate Statue on UNC Campus Toppled by Protestors

    A Confederate statue in the heart of North Carolina’s flagship university was toppled Monday night during a rally by hundreds of protesters who decried the memorial known as “Silent Sam” as a symbol of racist heritage. The crowd gathered across the street from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill plaza for a series of speakers at 7 p.m. before...

  • Los Angeles Aug 17, 2017

    Confederate Monuments Removed or Vandalized Across US

    Confederate monuments are being removed around the country under pressure from those who say they honor a regime that enslaved African-Americans. The pace has increased, however, in the wake of last weekend’s deadly confrontation at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia....
    The city’s Mayor Mike Signer said that he will make a major announcement regarding the Robert E. Lee statue...

  • Donald Trump Aug 16, 2017

    Baltimore Hauls Away 4 Confederate Monuments Overnight

    Several Confederate monuments were removed in Baltimore, Maryland, overnight, as the violence at a rally held by those opposed to the removal of a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, moved leaders across the country to accelerate plans to take down remaining imagery of the Old South. Statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson were removed with a...

  • Governor Apr 18, 2017

    NCAA Returns Events to NC After State Rolls Back LGBT Law

    The NCAA has awarded men’s basketball tournament games in 2020 and 2021 along with several other championship events to North Carolina after the state repealed elements of a law that limited protections for LGBT people and put it at risk of being passed over as a host for future events. The governing body announced decisions Tuesday for events through 2022,...

Contact Us