Beverly Perdue Becomes North Carolina's First Female Governor

Thousands gathered in Raleigh to watch Eastern Carolina's Beverly Perdue become North Carolina's first female governor.

Perdue's inauguration was open to the public. The Council of State was also sworn in.

The inauguration was followed by a parade and open house at the executive mansion.

WITN's Ken Heineck was in Raleigh for the inauguration and will bring you all the activity on WITN News at 6 p.m.

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  • by Alexis Location: NC/NC on Jan 10, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    Eva Clayton is a joke and was a bigger joke today...Bev is just like Mike Easley...look at the people she selected to head up the various state agencies...wonder how much they had to contribute to get their job? Good luck North Carolina..we need to pray for her and us!
  • by WOLFGANG Location: CHOCOWINITY,NC on Jan 10, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    If she hasn't gone through menopause yet with the hot and cold flashes. Watch out because every month she could get very moody. I know I am married. This could get crazy. Maybe she will try to tax the air we all breath. Its free it has to be taxed. That this month what about next month. Next month. I will free the slaves sorry Governor its already been done O.
  • by Phil Location: Greenville on Jan 10, 2009 at 04:16 PM
    Who cares? Find some real news to put up here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Tad Location: Jamesville on Jan 10, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    Sorry S from Washington, same party, same misguided mindset, same crooked politics.
  • by Fred Location: NC on Jan 10, 2009 at 02:11 PM
    So what. It'll be politcs as usual. We the tax payer will be screwed no matter who is in office! Bet the gas tax will be raised before spring.
  • by Buzz Location: same-O on Jan 10, 2009 at 11:49 AM
    Bev was the one that swung the lottery vote during a typical midnight escapade of state lawmakers. I guess she actually thought it would help the education system. why are they still begging money. Why do my kids have to sell candy bars and fruit? Buzz-
  • by Buzz Location: E. of Lil' Wash... on Jan 10, 2009 at 11:40 AM
    I'm waitin' for the warm-N-fuzzy . . .but I aint feelin it. S from little Wash U R jokin right!!!! Buzz-
  • by P Location: Fayetteville on Jan 10, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    Eva Clayton can't pronounce names right. They should have had another choice.
  • by S Location: Washington,NC on Jan 10, 2009 at 09:02 AM
    Hooray!!! Hallelujah!! Easley is finally out and Beverly will restore decency & Integrity to the Governor's Office.l

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