Governor Beverly Perdue did some tax free shopping of her own today in her hometown of New Bern.
The governor hit the WalMart on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard with her two grandchildren, Sarah and Jake. The helped the governor "build a backpack" as part of the Community in Schools of North Carolina program.
Perdue was also donating school supplies for teachers and supporting the tax free weekend.
"This is just a way of saying let the state get off your back this weekend and help you save a little money while you do what you do to get school started right, because when school starts we're working on the next generations work force and that's mighty important," said the governor.