Press Releases

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will continue a push to battle the opioid crisis by attending Operation Medicine Drop drug take-back events in Craven County on Saturday, April 30.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will make a series of first pitches at minor league baseball games in the next week to promote and bring greater public attention to Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present checks to three emergency response units in Scotland and Robeson counties and present an Order of the Guardian Award during visits scheduled on Friday, April 29.

Commissioner Mike Causey is pleased to announce that the National Association of Insurance Commissioners' (NAIC) Financial Regulation Standards and Accreditation (F) Committee voted to reaccredit the North Carolina Department of Insurance during the NAIC's Spring National Meeting, held in Kansas

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Javore Lavon Blackwell, 32, of 4104 Sunflower Circle, Winston-Salem. Blackwell was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announces two promotions and a new appointment to leadership roles at the N.C. Department of Insurance.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Antonio Deondrea Collins, 32, of 1106 Ardmore Drive, Greensboro. Collins was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Bonnie Fay Keel, 48, of 112 Spindrift Trail, Elizabeth City. Keel was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Robert Edward Page, 69, 5298 Highway 94, Creswell. Page was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Chancellor Novell Faulkner, 33, of 2751 High Rock School Road, Blanch. Faulkner was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office will host Operation Medicine Drop event in Guilford County on Friday, April 22.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Weldon Lamont Pappy-Mial, 27, of 1304 Garner Road, Raleigh. Pappy-Mial was charged with insurance fraud, a felony.

Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is extending his sincere appreciation to the hundreds of volunteers in the Department’s Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) for their help in saving senior citizens millions of dollars in 2021.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will honor the live-saving actions of Wendell firefighters during a visit to Wendell’s Station No. 3 on Monday, April 18.

The commissioner will present a SAVE Awards to the department, which goes to individuals or organizations who go above and beyond the call of duty to save lives.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will highlight declining drug overdose rates during an Operation Medicine Drop event in Stanly County on Thursday, April 14.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey is urging motorists to focus on safety during Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which runs throughout April.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Kenneth Lawson Reynolds, 41, of 315 Scranton Court, Richlands. Reynolds was charged with unlawful burning of personal property, insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, all felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of April Denise Moore, 39, of 2960 N.C. 231, Wendell. Moore was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of Niki Vandiford Hathaway, 52, of 213 Speight Ave., Tarboro. Hathaway was charged with insurance fraud and attempting to obtain property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of John Edward Hight, 57, of 439 Baldy Murphy Road, Louisburg, and Ernest Broughton Tharrington Jr., 44, of 40 Casino Lane, Franklinton.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will present the Century Award to the J.W. Rook & Son insurance agency in Pitt County on Monday, March 28.

Commissioner Causey will present the award at 4 p.m. Monday at the agency’s office at 122 W. Andrews St., Bethel, N.C. 27812.

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In recognition of National Poison Prevention Week, which runs March 20-26, Insurance Commissioner and Safe Kids N.C. Chair Mike Causey encourages North Carolinians to safely dispose of unused or expired medications at one of the Operation Medicine Drop take-back events or permanent drop boxes around the state.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey today announced the arrest of James Jaquan Rutledge, 28, of 135 Aunt Mary Ave., Greensboro. Rutledge was charged with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense, both felonies.

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey will announce a new fire protection rating and honor firefighters during a trip to Moore and Scotland counties on Thursday, March 17.

Commissioner Causey, who also serves as the State Fire Marshal, will announce a new insurance rating for Pinehurst.