Flags Lowered At NC Buildings Following Tornadoes

U.S. and North Carolina flags will be placed at half-staff for the remainder of the work week at state government and university buildings after last weekend's deadly tornadoes in the state.

Gov. Beverly Perdue directed officials to lower the flags starting Tuesday morning through sunset Thursday. Good Friday is a state holiday.

State Administration Department Secretary Moses Carey says the flag-lowering is a tribute to the 21 people who died in the storms and emergency responders who've prevented additional deaths and injuries.


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  • by Girly Location: Cove City on Apr 19, 2011 at 04:40 AM
    To lunar366 what do you mean by defile the honor? We live in the state of North Carolina and this was a devistation for alot of us. I was in the path of one of these tornados and thank the good Lord we survived with no damage. Some of the victoms weren't that lucky. I think it is a perfect way to let our state know that someone does care and giving thanks to the ones that lost their lives. You never know unless you've been through something so scary and devestating. Just sayin....
  • by Anonymous on Apr 19, 2011 at 01:41 AM
    There are so many tragic stories about people getting killed either in war or natural disasters around the world and you have a story about horses being killed due to bad weather. I love animals too but....... Why are you running that story?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 18, 2011 at 08:50 PM
    Don't post this What kind of poll question is this tonight? You can't answer that question with a yes or no answer.
  • by lunar366 Location: Charlotte on Apr 18, 2011 at 04:48 PM
    I can't believe they are going to defile the honor of half mast this way.
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