Cooper, Cabinet visit eastern North Carolina for events


NEW BERN, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper and his administration’s top lieutenants are visiting Down East to talk about Hurricane Florence recovery, the economy and other topics.

Cooper, members of his Cabinet and staff scheduled a public meeting Tuesday at Tryon Palace Education Center in New Bern to discuss issues of importance to the region. New Bern was among the hardest-hit communities from last September’s flooding and high winds.

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The governor also planned to visit a soup kitchen and a damaged home getting repaired through a Florence recovery program.

Cabinet secretaries also were visiting sites in Craven, Lenoir, Jones, Pitt, Pamlico and Greene counties.

Cooper and his Cabinet held a similar road trip last April to Asheville and surrounding mountain communities.