North Carolina
Department of Administration

Pat McCrory, Governor
Bill Daughtridge, Jr., Secretary




To:                   Cabinet Secretaries

                        Council of State Members

                        UNC President Thomas W. Ross

                        Administrative Office of the Courts

                        Office of Administrative Hearings

                        General Assembly

                        North Carolina Community College System

                        Governor’s Mansion

                        Governor’s Office


From:               Secretary Bill Daughtridge, Jr.


Re:                   Lowering of NC state flags on May 10th in honor of NC Senator Calvin Coolidge Murrow



Gov. Pat McCrory ordered all North Carolina state flags to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, May 10th in honor of NC Senator Calvin Coolidge Murrow. Senator Murrow passed away on April 30th and a memorial service will be held in his honor on Saturday, May 11th in Southport, NC.


Senator Murrow represented Guilford County in the NC Senate from 1969 – 1977 and was a member and chairman of the North Carolina State Ports Authority from 1973 – 1976. Senator Murrow served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II where he participated in the liberation of Guam in 1944.


For flag information, please contact DOA Public Information Officer Chris Mears at or 919-807-2340. Please click on the following highlighted links to either join the North Carolina Flag Alert list serve, or view the North Carolina State Government Flag Guide.