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Services for Watauga County Sheriff Office's Sgt. Chris Ward and K-9 Deputy Logan Fox will be held at 3 pm today, May 6 at Appalachian State University Holmes Convocation Center. A private ceremony will also be held for Sgt. Ward on May 7.

Governor Roy Cooper declared May 5 as a Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women to raise awareness of the many American Indian and Alaska Native women who have disappeared from their homes and lost their lives to acts of violence.

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in honor of Fort Bragg Spc. Abigail Jenks who passed away on April 19 during a training exercise.

Services for former US Vice President Walter Frederick Mondale will be held September 2021. All US and NC flags are to return to full mast upon sunrise on April 28, 2021. 

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff in honor of former US Vice President Walter Frederick Mondale who passed away on Monday.

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 honoring the victims of the tragedy in Indianapolis, Indiana who lost their lives on Thursday to a senseless act of violen

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 as a sign of respect for the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday, Apr

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset on Saturday, March 27, 2021 honoring the victims of the tragedy in Boulder, Colorado.  As a show of respect for the individuals who lost their lives

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered immediately to half-staff until sunset on Monday, March 22, 2021 honoring the victims of the tragedy in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area.  In tribute to the eight individuals who lost their l

Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff beginning today, Monday, February 22, 2021 until sunset on February 26, 2021 in remembrance of those who passed away from the coronavirus. To date, more than 500,000 American

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