Press Releases

Department of Public Safety Secretary Eddie M. Buffaloe Jr. has named Laura Howard as DPS general counsel. Howard will begin her new position on Jan. 24. As general counsel, she will lead the DPS legal team.

The N.C. Division of Prisons has completed the administration of COVID-19 booster shots to all offenders who consented to the inoculation and were eligible as of Friday, Jan. 13, 2022.

Bertie Correctional Institution offender Jeffrey A. Jacobs (#0684801) has died after an apparent suicide.

As a powerful winter storm moves through the state today, Governor Roy Cooper and state officials urged people to stay home and stay safe, and to exercise caution if your power goes out.

Governor Cooper and state officials are urging North Carolina residents to complete their preparations today for the incoming winter storm, which will cause substantial impacts across the state beginning in the mountains tonight.

The N.C. Division of Prisons is ensuring that all offenders who are eligible to receive a COVID-19 booster shot – and who have consented to be vaccinated – are inoculated as soon as possible over the next several days.

Officials with the Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice have promoted Moses Barrow to Judicial District Manager for Division 2, District 12, effective Jan. 3, 2022.

Two additional North Carolina prisons facilities have demonstrated high standards of security, safety and concern for offenders’ welfare that are necessary to earn accreditation from the American Correctional Association.

A store clerk and underage driver have been charged following a single-vehicle collision that left one passenger dead.

A strong storm system moving across North Carolina is bringing high winds, flooding, downed trees, power outages and snow in some areas. Governor Roy Cooper is urging North Carolinians to exercise caution during this severe weather today.

A Greene Correctional offender with pre-existing medical conditions, who tested positive for COVID-19, has died at a hospital.

Bertie Correctional Institution offender Dontavian Bartee (#1554435) has died after an apparent suicide.

Following an ALE investigation, two businesses, two employees and five underage teens have been charged after an alcohol-related collision left the driver seriously injured.

Tabor Correctional Institution offender Malek Moore (#1201849) has died after an apparent suicide.

After years in operation, an adult live entertainment business in Selma has agreed to permanently close its doors.