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Cooper Appoints Guilford County Judge PDF Print E-mail
Local Government
By Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 March 2019 10:36
Governor Roy Cooper appointed Brian Tomlin of Greensboro to serve as District Court Judge for Judicial District 18 in Guilford County.


“Mr. Tomlin brings extensive legal experience to the bench and will serve the people of North Carolina well,” said Gov. Cooper.
Tomlin will fill the seat previously held by the Honorable Lora Cubbage, who now serves as a Superior Court Judge in Guilford County.
Tomlin attended the University of Virginia, received his master’s degree from UNC-Greensboro and his Juris Doctor from the North Carolina Central School of Law.
His previous legal experience includes serving as a deputy county attorney for Guilford County and work in private practice. Tomlin has taught as an adjunct professor at several universities since 1995, including NC A&T University, Elon University and High Point University.
Cureton Named District Judge For Mecklenburg County PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:23

Governor Roy Cooper announced that the Honorable Donald Cureton, Jr. of Charlotte will serve as District Court Judge for Judicial District 26 in Mecklenburg County.

“Judge Cureton has served our state well in the courtroom and community and I look forward to him continuing his service to North Carolina as district court judge,” said Gov. Cooper.

Gov. Cooper has appointed Judge Donald Cureton, Jr. of Charlotte to serve as District Court Judge for Judicial District 26, Mecklenburg County. Cureton will fill the seat previously held by Judge Louis A. Trosch, Jr., who now serves as Superior Court Judge in Mecklenburg County.

Judge Cureton is a graduate of Winston-Salem State University and Howard University School Law School. He is a native of Charlotte.

His previous legal experience includes serving as a district court judge from 2011-2018, assistant public defender, and practicing law in the private sector. Judge Cureton is a member of several organizations that specialize in juvenile protection and family advocacy matters. He also volunteers with local organizations and mentorship programs in Charlotte.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 15:25
Aetna Expanding In High Point With 300 New Jobs PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 14:37

Aetna, a CVS Health business, is growing its presence in North Carolina and will add more than 300 new employees in High Point by the end of 2020. The business will invest approximately $2.5 million to upgrade its facilities and equipment in conjunction with this expansion.

"North Carolina attracts flagship operations from the nation’s leading business and financial service firms for good reason,” said Governor Roy Cooper.  “In addition to our state’s favorable business climate, organizations like Aetna know that North Carolina’s commitment to education and workforce development will provide the hard-working professionals they’ll need to support their business for years to come.”

Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services.  Aetna's customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, and part-time and hourly workers, as well as health plans, health care providers, and governmental units, among others.  The expansion in High Point will grow the business’ presence in North Carolina and add clinical care management and customer service positions, including roles for bswift, Aetna’s benefits administration technology and services business, and Aetna One Advocate, an integrated clinical and service model.

“Our growing investment in the community and economy of High Point reflects the strength of its talent pool as well as the business’ commitment to improving the health care experience for individuals and families across North Carolina,” said Jim Bostian, Aetna Market President for North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas. “Our job growth in High Point is the result of strong customer interest in innovative benefits administration and value-driven, patient-centered care.”

“Companies with an existing presence in our state who choose to expand here provide the best proof of North Carolina’s strength as a business location,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Anthony M. Copeland.  “I’m pleased to see Aetna’s first-hand experience gives them confidence to move forward with this expansion in High Point.”

The North Carolina Department of Commerce and the Economic Development Partnership of N.C. (EDPNC) led the state’s support for the business’ expansion.  No grants from the state’s discretionary incentive programs were used for this recruitment.

Partnering with N.C. Commerce and the EDPNC on this project were the North Carolina Community College System, the City of High Point, the High Point Economic Development Corporation, and the Guilford County Economic Development Alliance.


State Grants Available To Help Local Governments With Hurricane Florence Recovery PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 11:23

The North Carolina Office of Recovery and Resiliency (NCORR) has launched two programs to assist local governments that are struggling financially in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

“Communities are working to clean up and rebuild following Hurricane Florence and some local governments need help to get them through this extraordinary time,” said Governor Roy Cooper. “Grants and loans are available to towns, cities and counties so they can continue to meet the needs of their residents while recovering from storm damage.”

Several communities have already received grants and loans totaling more than $7 million to help with operating costs and recovery expenses, including the following:


*     Pollocksville - $500,000

*     Fair Bluff - $500,000

*     Cape Carteret - $500,000

*     Robbins - $500,000

*     River Bend - $300,000


*     Fair Bluff - $2 million

*     Robbins - $1.6 million

*     Town of Beaufort - $1 million

*     River Bend - $800,000

Grants of up to $1 million are available to eligible local governments to provide short-term assistance with everyday operating expenses, such as general payroll, certain non-disaster-related vendor payments, and debt service. Grant funds can also be used to provide additional capacity for disaster recovery by funding up to two time-limited positions, contracting for disaster recovery services, and purchasing a vehicle.

Eligible local governments can also apply for 0% interest loans of up to $2 million to assist with covering disaster-related expenses while waiting for reimbursement from various federal disaster response, recovery, and resiliency programs. Approved local governments would repay the loan principal amount upon receipt of federal reimbursement.

Both programs are ongoing and use funds from the State Disaster Recovery Act. There is no deadline for applications, but NCORR will stop taking applications once all funds are awarded.



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