North Carolina
Department of Administration

Pat McCrory, Governor
Bill Daughtridge, Jr., Secretary


June 17, 2013




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 U.S. and N.C. state flags beginning immediately on June 17th in honor of
                        Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr. 


In honor of the life and service of Governor James E. Holshouser, Jr., Governor Pat McCrory ordered all U.S. and North Carolina state flags to be immediately lowered to half-staff until the day of his interment 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.”


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.