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Eastern Carolina's Own:
Now First Female Governor

History was made today in Raleigh as the first woman to govern the Tar Heel State took the inaugural oath and our state’s top job.

Eastern Carolina’s own, Beverly Perdue was sworn in as the 73rd Governor of North Carolina.

Jack Parker says he has been there from the beginning. “We’re from Beverly’s district and we’ve supported her from the House through the Senate, Lieutenant Governor. Just very excited for her to take this position.”

The day began with F-15s and ended with an inaugural parade down Fayetteville Street, featuring many entries from the Governor’s home in Craven County. Including the folks from historic Tryon Palace and all three High School bands. All part of her past which she says will help her lead us into the future.

“No child will be allowed to drop out of school. We all benefit when learning is seamless from the high chair to the rocking chair in this time of crisis,” Purdue said Saturday.

While great history was made today Purdue can’t rest long. Legislators meet January 28th, but she goes back to work on Monday in Raleigh.


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