In honor of the life and service of Watauga County native and former Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr., Governor Pat McCrory has ordered all U.S. and North Carolina state flags to be immediately lowered to half-staff until the day of his internment which is yet to be announced. Governor Holshouser was elected in 1972 as North Carolina’s 68th governor and the youngest North Carolina governor ever elected.
“Compassion was the foundation of Governor Holshouser’s life,” said Governor Pat McCrory. “He was a champion of education. He made health care available in counties that didn’t have doctors. And he provided historic professional opportunities to women and minorities. North Carolina is a better place because of his leadership and heart.”
*Updated Thursday June 20*
On Monday, Governor Pat McCrory ordered all U.S. and N.C. flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of Governor Holshouser from the day of his death until his internment. The flag order will expire at sunset on Friday, June 21st.