Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory took the oath of office on Saturday, becoming the 74th governor of North Carolina. McCrory is the first Republican governor in 20 years since Jim Martin. The GOP now controls both the executive and legislative branches for the first time since 1870 (after taking control of bothe the House and Senate in Raleigh in 2010). A public inauguration is planned for this weekend.
Lt governor-elect Dan Forest is taking the oath of office on Monday in the Old Senate Chambers of the State Capitol Building in Raleigh. The event will be private except for limited coverage by reporters. His primary duty will be presiding over the North Carolina Senate. The General Assembly reconvenes Wednesday. http://www.wral.com/forest-to-be-sworn-in-as-nc-lieutenant-governor/11948385/
Volunteers Needed: Wake Forest Baptist Health is holding a volunteer orientation session Tuesday evening starting at 5:30pm. Volunteers are needed in such areas as Brenner’s Children’s Hospital, the coronary care unit, gift shop, cancer center and transportation. More information: www.wakehealth.edu/volunteer
Voice your opinion: The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Board of Education will hold another public forum Tuesday night (Jan 08) as they continue the search for a new school superintendent. The meeting starts at 6pm in the auditorium at Carver
High School in Winston-Salem. Don Martin is retiring in June. Details http://wsfcs.k12.nc.us/site/default.aspx?PageID=1
Get the chips and salsa ready: BCS National Championship football game. Notre Dame and Alabama square off tonight at 8:30pm on ESPN.
So,what to do with all of those Christmas cards? Don’t throw them away. St Jude’s Ranch for Children will ‘recycle’ your used greeting ‘cards’. The organization also is in need of used Birthday and Thank You cards, as well. More details: www.stjudesranch.org/shop/recycled-card-program/
VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150
QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”
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