Roy Cooper News Archive

‘A life of purpose’

For more than two centuries, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has prepared the state’s lawyers, business leaders, journalists, teachers, politicians and doctors. But the University experience, Gov. Roy Cooper said, does more than just prepare students for the workforce. Cooper was the keynote speaker at this year’s University Day celebration.

Roy Cooper delivers uplifting message for University Day

Gov. Roy Cooper delivered the University Day keynote address Thursday. He spoke about remaining positive in a time when it is easy to be discouraged and about the importance of public education. Cooper's speech was part of the celebration of UNC's 224th birthday — a day which marks the laying of the cornerstone of Old East, the oldest building on campus.

Roy Cooper gives UNC permission to remove Silent Sam

Gov. Roy Cooper wrote a letter to UNC-System President Margaret Spellings giving the University permission to remove Silent Sam if leaders "believe there is a real risk to public safety." Cooper's letter was in response to a letter from Spellings, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, Board of Governors Chairperson Lou Bissette, N.C. Department of Public Safety Secretary Eric Hooks and UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees Chair Haywood Cochrane.

Flags at UNC to be lowered Saturday in honor of chancellor who died

Flags at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus will be lowered to half-staff Saturday as a tribute to the late chancellor, Paul Hardin, who died July 1. Gov. Roy Cooper issued the order Thursday. All United States and North Carolina flags on the campus will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday.

Gov. Roy Cooper evokes Woody Durham in declaring June Aphasia Awareness Month

Gov. Roy Cooper was among the thousands in this state who came of age to the familiar soundtrack of Woody Durham’s voice on the radio. Durham, the longtime play-by-play voice of UNC football and men’s basketball games, visited the governor’s mansion on Wednesday while Cooper signed a proclamation designating June Aphasia Awareness month in North Carolina.

Four Corners: Visiting Raleigh

Between the Carolina team visiting Governor Roy Cooper and the North Carolina General Assembly this week, UNC-related NBA Draft news and updates on former Tar Heels in the professional ranks, it's been a busy couple of weeks for UNC Basketball. Theo Pinson withdrew his name from the NBA Draft process Wednesday morning, announcing his return to the Tar Heels.

UNC celebrates National Championship at Governor's Mansion

Gov. Roy Cooper welcomed the North Carolina men's basketball team to the Governor's Mansion on Wednesday to celebrate the Tar Heels' sixth national title. On April 3, UNC beat Gonzaga 71-65 to win the National Championship. Williams presented the governor, also an alumnus of UNC, with an autographed basketball..

Tar Heels to be honored by governor Roy Cooper, N.C. legislature

The UNC men's basketball team is coming to Raleigh to get lauded by the General Assembly and Gov. Roy Cooper for its national championship last month. The House and Senate scheduled a joint session Wednesday morning to honor players, coach Roy Williams and staff. The team was expected to visit Cooper - a UNC alumnus - at the Executive Mansion before the session.

North Carolina Governors Who Went to UNC

When Roy Cooper was sworn in as Governor of North Carolina on January 1st, he became the 32nd North Carolina Governor to have attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Here’s the full list.

UNC double alum Roy Cooper sworn in as 75th North Carolina governor

Roy Cooper was sworn in shortly after midnight Sunday as North Carolina's 75th governor, taking the reins of a deeply divided state and facing an openly hostile legislature as he tries to accomplish an agenda calling for improved schools and a stronger economy for middle-class families.

Phil Ford Slams HB2, Endorses Roy Cooper for NC Governor

UNC basketball legend Phil Ford slammed the controversial North Carolina law known as HB2 and endorsed Roy Cooper for North Carolina governor in an email to Cooper’s supporters Friday afternoon. Ford wrote that he was disappointed in the loss of NCAA and ACC events as a result of HB2.

Video: Roy Williams Ice Bucket Challenge

Roy Williams and his staff took N.C. attorney general Roy Cooper up on his challenge to raise awareness for ALS research. Williams in turn challenged his team and football coach Larry Fedora to take the challenge prior to the football opener on Aug. 30.

Rashad Vaughn to Trim List Soon

Rashad Vaughn is close to trimming his list to seven or eight schools, he told Monday night. “I haven’t sat down with my family yet but I’m looking to cut it down in the near future, probably like eight or seven,” the 6-foot-5 2014 guard from Robbinsdale Cooper (MN) said by phone. Vaughn recently met with North Carolina coach Roy Williams. “The meeting went well,” Vaughn said. “He is looking for another wing player and they need my shooting and scoring ability.”

Roy Williams to Watch Rashad Vaughn Friday

Rashad Vaughn, the No. 12 player in the Rivals150 for the Class of 2014, will get an audience Friday with North Carolina which could lead to an offer. “Coach Roy Williams and Hubert Davis are going to be at our game this Friday,” Robbinsdale Cooper assistant coach Pete Kaffey told after the 6-foot-5 shooting guard went for 28 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday’s win.

UNC senior walk-ons will start

North Carolina senior walk-ons Patrick Crouch, David Dupont and Stewart Cooper will join scholarship seniors Tyler Zeller and Justin Watts in the starting lineup for Wednesday's final home game, against Maryland, coach Roy Williams said on his radio show Monday night.

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