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Friday, September 15, 2023

Lowering U.S. and NC Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former NC Senator Lauch Faircloth Beginning immediately until sunset, September 16

Sep 15, 2023

Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to half-staff immediately until sunset Saturday, September 16 in honor of former North Carolina Senator Lauch Faircloth who passed away at age 95 on Thursday, September 14. A native of Salemburg, North Carolina, Faircloth served as a member of the state Highway Commission, then Secretary of Commerce before serving in the U.S. Senate from 1993 to 1999.

Funeral services for Faircloth are not yet known.  

Statement from Governor Cooper
"We’re grateful for Senator Faircloth’s many years of dedicated service to the people of North Carolina and send deepest condolences to his family and friends."

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Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.

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