Governor Roy Cooper has ordered all United States and North Carolina flags at state buildings, facilities and grounds to be lowered to half-staff immediately through sunset on Tuesday, October 29, in honor of former US Senator Kay Hagan. Hagan passed away on Monday, October 28. She served in the US Senate, representing North Carolina from 2009 to 2015.
A native of Shelby, North Carolina, Hagan also served as a member of the North Carolina Senate, representing the 32nd district from 1999 - 2003 and the 27th district from 2003 - 2009.
In her honor, Governor Roy Cooper released the following statement.
"Kristin and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend Senator Kay Hagan. I’ve known Kay since our days in the legislature together. Kay was a fierce advocate for North Carolina, and she represented our state with courage and grace her entire career. She made it a mission to inspire young people - especially young girls - to enter public service, and she served as a role model to so many. North Carolina is mourning one of our best today."
As a sign of respect, individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are welcome to fly the flag at half-staff for the same duration of time.