The North Carolina Chamber Lists Senator Meredith as Jobs Champion

The North Carolina Chamber has rated me as a “Jobs Champion” for my votes last year on legislation the Chamber favors. The Chamber advocates on behalf of business and industry in North Carolina. It listed me as a “Jobs Champions” for my votes for bills that the Chamber considered to be pro-job growth and against […]

Public Schools Impacted by Pipeline to Receive $58 Million Fund

This month my colleagues and I sent legislation to Governor Cooper requiring the $58 million fund he negotiated with energy companies building the Atlantic Coast Pipeline – announced the same day his Department of Environmental Quality approved a key permit for its operations – be distributed to school systems in eastern North Carolina along the […]

Presidential Budget Military Construction Program Increases to $315 Million for North Carolina (Fourth Highest in the Nation)

The President’s Budget for FY2019 includes $315.776 million in Department of Defense major military construction at installations in North Carolina.  This budget would fund projects at the following bases, in the amounts indicated: Fort Bragg:                     $42.366 million MCAS Cherry Point:     $240.830 million MCAS New River:          $32.580 million In addition to this major construction, North Carolina […]

New station in Fayetteville, N.C., joins Piedmont’s network of 11 publicly available refueling stations

Piedmont Natural Gas announced the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) refueling station in Fayetteville, a sign of growing demand as more companies choose clean, affordable natural gas to fuel their fleets of cars and trucks. This is the second new CNG refueling location the company has announced in a year’s time. Replacing […]

Running for Reelection in 2018

I am proud and excited to announce that as of early this past Monday morning, I have officially filed to run for reelection for North Carolina Senate District 19. I hope to continue to work on behalf of the citizens of my district as I have for the last four terms here in Raleigh. I […]

Senate Passes GenX Funding Bill

This past month, I helped pass a bill that directs the state to tap into a network of scientific resources with the UNC system for investigating water quality and implications of the GenX contamination of the Cape Fear River, discovered this past summer. I helped introduce this measure, which highlights, among other things, the availability […]

Senator Meredith Announces Cumberland County Schools Could Receive Over $15 Million Dollars in Additional Funding Under New Bill

This past month, I announced that Cumberland County Schools could receive over $15 million dollars in additional state funding under a bill he helped craft that shifts nearly $58 million received by Gov. Roy Cooper away from what some are referring to as the governor’s personal ‘slush fund’ and instead toward local school districts directly […]

Plan to Phase In Smaller K-3 Class Sizes, Fund Special Subject Area Teachers, End Pre-K Waiting List

This past month, we unveiled an aggressive effort to improve student outcomes in the early grades by phasing in smaller class sizes and lower student-to-teacher ratios in kindergarten through third grade classrooms, providing millions of additional state dollars to fund special subject area teachers and eliminating the state’s Pre-K waiting list. The co-chairs of the […]

Local Teachers Receive Bonuses in our District

This past summer, I was instrumental in creating and awarding bonuses to educators who went above and beyond to ensure that students exceeded expectations in their end of year testing. The General Assembly approved a bonus for 3rd grade teachers who scored in the top 23% in growth in the state and/or locally for Reading. […]

2018 North Carolina Women Military Vets Summit and Expo

Please attend  the 2018 NC Women MilVets Summit & Expo May 02, 2018 at the McKimmon Center at NCSU in Raleigh, NC. The N.C. Department of Military & Veterans Affairs and the NC Veterans Business Association, working with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other partners, will conduct a special event designed to Empower, Educate […]

North Carolina Announces 140 New Jobs in Cumberland County

DHL Supply Chain, a leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, plans to bring 140 jobs to Cumberland County in partnership with Campbell Soup Company, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. Together, the companies plan to invest more than $40 million in this project. DHL Supply Chain is partnering with Campbell to […]