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.