Governor Bev Perdue has ordered that all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today. The order is in recognition of Patriot Day, which President Obama is expected to declare as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. WHQR’s Rachel Lewis Hilburn reports on how the Governor is asking the public’s help in honoring military families and veterans.
This afternoon Governor Bev Perdue visited EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington to announce she’s including $1 million in her upcoming budget proposal to meet the state’s growing film industry needs. WHQR’s Sara Wood reports the proposed funds will be used to develop 10 new workforce training programs at one community college in Winston-Salem, and here in Wilmington at Cape Fear Community College.
Governor Bev Perdue joined a meeting of principals and school counselors in Wilmington Thursday to, as WHQR’s Michelle Bliss reports, discuss the county’s new strategies for lowering the dropout rate and helping kids flip that tassel.