Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all U.S. and state flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff immediately in honor and remembrance of George H. W. Bush.
"President George H.W. Bush was a true statesman dedicated to serving the country he loved and leading the charge for a more compassionate and united world," said Governor Cooper. "We are grateful for his commitment to patriotism and public service. May his legacy inspire all of us to work toward a kinder and gentler nation, and may our thoughts and prayers bring comfort to his family."