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Historical State Half-Staff Notices:

START: 7/23/2014
END: 7/23/2014
NC state flags ordered to half staff in honor of Jim Fulghum
North Carolina Governor McCrory has ordered all North Carolina state flags lowered to half staff from sunrise until sunset on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, in honor of North Carolina Representative Jim Fulghum. Fulghum was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012 and died on Saturday, July 19, 2014.
START: 6/12/2014
END: 6/12/2014
NC state flags to be lowered to half staff in Memorial for Senator Harris Blake
North Carolina Governor McCrory has ordered North Carolina state flags at all state facilities lowered to half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Thursday, June 12, 2014 in memory of the life and legacy of Senator Harris Blake.
START: 4/2/2014
END: 4/2/2014
Flags to Half-Staff in North Carolina in Honor of Alexander E. Thalmann

North Carolina Governor McCrory has ordered all North Carolina State flags lowered to half-staff immediately, Wednesday, April 02, 2014, until sunset on Friday, April 4, 2014 in honor of New Bern Police Officer Alexander E. Thalmann who died in the line of duty.

START: 3/26/2013
END: 3/27/2013
Flags to Half Staff in North Carolina in Honor of Senator Robert D. Warren

North Carolina Governor McCrory has ordered all North Carolina state flags to be flown at half staff Tuesday, March 26, 2013 until sunset on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 in honor of Senator Robert D. Warren, Sr. who passed away on Friday, March 22, 2013. In 1979, he was elected to the NC Senate and served from 1980 – 1988.

START: 1/14/2013
END: 1/14/2013
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Jean Preston

January 14, 2013 - North Carolina Governor McCrory has directed all North Carolina State flags on state facilities to be flown at half staff on Monday, January 14, 2013 in honor of Senator Jean Preston who passed away.

START: 1/9/2013
END: 1/9/2013
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of John Ingram

January 9, 2013  - North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory ordered all North Carolina state flags to be flown at half-staff today in honor of former N.C. Insurance Commissioner John Ingram who passed away Sunday. Flags will be flown at half-staff beginning immediately until sunset January 9, 2013

START: 10/22/2012
END: 10/22/2012
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Don East

October 22, 2012 North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered all North Carolina state flags on state facilities lowered to half staff immediately, Monday, October 22, 2012 until sunset on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 in honor of Senator Don East of Surry County, who passed away this morning. He represented his District 30 for seven terms in the N.C. Senate. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 10/12/2012
END: 10/12/2012
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of William Friday

October 12, 2012 - North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered state flags to be flown at half staff immediately, Friday, October 12, 2012 in honor of former University of North Carolina System President William Friday, who died this morning at the age of 92. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 9/26/2012
END: 9/26/2012
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of W. Scott Hunter

September 26, 2012 - North Carolina Governor Perdue has stated that North Carolina State flags be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 at the State Capitol, State Highway Patrol offices, and state facilities in Wake County in honor of State Capitol Police Chief W. Scott Hunter who died on Friday, September 21, 2012 following a long illness. All individuals who wish to take part in this tribute by lowering the state flag may do so.

START: 9/12/2012
END: 9/12/2012
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Gene DeMuth

September 12, 2012 - North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered that North Carolina State flags be lowered to half mast from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at the State Capitol, State Highway Patrol offices, and State facilities in Nash County in tribute to Trooper B. Gene DeMuth of Rocky Mount who died in the line of duty on Saturday, September 1, 2012. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 9/7/2012
END: 9/7/2012
US and NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Charlie Rose

September 7, 2012 - North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered all United States flags and North Carolina state flags lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Friday, September 7, 2012 on the State Capitol and at state facilitates in Cumberland County in honor of former U.S. Congressman Charlie Rose who died on September 4, 2012.

START: 7/18/2012
END: 7/18/2012
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of William Wainwright

June 18, 2012 - North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered all North Carolina state flags on state facilities to be flown at half-mast, Wednesday, June 18, 2012 in honor of Representative William Wainwright who passed away on Tuesday night. Wainwright represented his county for 11 terms in the N.C. House of Representatives.

START: 7/3/2012
END: 7/3/2012
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of North Carolina National Guard members who died in the line of duty

July 3, 2012 - North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered all North Carolina State flags to be lowered to half-mast on all state facilitates on Tuesday, July 3, 2012 in tribute to the North Carolina National Guard members who died in the line of duty Sunday night when their plane crashed en route to South Dakota to assist in battling wildfires. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 4/11/2012
END: 4/11/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in North Carolina in Honor of Former State Senator Bob Shaw

North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered all North Carolina flags at state facilities in Guilford County to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 in honor of former State Senator Bob Shaw who passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the age of 87.

START: 3/26/2012
END: 3/26/2012
US Flags to Half Staff in North Carolina in Honor of State Senator Jim Forrester

North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered all North Carolina flags on state facilities to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, March 26, 2012 in honor of State Senator Jim Forrester who passed away on October 31, 2011. Interment is scheduled for 9:00am Monday at Arlington National Cemetery.

START: 12/14/2011
END: 12/14/2011
NC Flags to Half Staff in Honor of Cary Allred

North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered flags on state facilities in Alamance County to be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, December 14, 2011 in tribute to former Representative Cary Allred of Burlington.

START: 8/4/2011
END: 8/4/2011
US Flags to Hafl Staff in North Carolina in Honor of Officers

North Carolina Governor Perdue has ordered North Carolina flags at state facilities in Forsyth and Green counties to be lowered to half-staff on Thursday, August 4, 2011 in honor of the life and service of the following police officers: Officer Russell M. Willingham Jr. who died in the line of duty on Saturday, Saturday, July 30, 2011 in a single vehicle crash while responding to assist another officer and Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy David Jennings Dawson III who died on Monday, August 1, 2011 in a motor vehicle accident while responding to assist another officer. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 6/10/2011
END: 6/10/2011
US Flags at Half-Staff in Honor of Warren Lewis

North Carolina Governor Perdue has asked that flags at state facilities in Nash and Lenoir Counties be lowered to half-staff immediately, June 10, 2011 until sunset on Saturday, June 11, 2011 to honor Nash County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Warren “Sneak” Lewis who died Thursday in Kinston in the line of duty. All individuals are encouraged to join in this tribute.

START: 4/19/2011
END: 4/21/2011
Victims of Tornadoes

Gov. Bev Perdue has ordered that all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities be flown at half-staff starting Tuesday morning.

The order is "in tribute to victims of the deadly tornadoes that swept through the state on Saturday and the countless responders who have saved lives and prevented additional injury," her office said.

Flags will be lowered from Tuesday morning through dusk Thursday, returning to full staff on Good Friday.

Perdue is encouraging businesses and residents to lower their flags, too.

"All employees of the Department of Administration join Governor Perdue in remembering those who perished in these violent storms and countless others who suffered injuries or property damage," a statement said. "We stand with other state agencies to provide assistance to local and federal responders, who are doing all they can to help our citizens in this difficult time."