State Supreme Court justices delivered the oaths of office Saturday to the members of the North Carolina Council of State on the south side of the old Capitol building in downtown Raleigh. The council is now led by Governor Pat McCrory, the first Republican governor in 20 years.
The AFL-CIO protests any cuts to Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security. So it’s organizing candlelight vigils across North Carolina. Monday evening at 5 p.m. in Greensboro, Raleigh and Asheville, representatives from the union and supporters will gather outside of U.S. Congressman Mel Watts’ office. He represents our state’s 12th district and has said these key programs are needed.