Governor's inauguration moves indoors

— With the threat of snow in the forecast for Saturday, Gov. Roy Cooper will be inaugurated indoors, at Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. The planned inaugural parade has been canceled.

Cooper, who was sworn in as governor in the wee hours of Jan. 1, and the Council of State will be inaugurated in a ceremony scheduled to start at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Inaugural events begin Friday with a prayer service at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Raleigh, then continue with a concert, the transfer of the Great Seal of the State of North Carolina and the inauguration ceremony Saturday.

The governor’s mansion, at 200 N. Blount St., is open to the public at Saturday afternoon from 2 to 4, and Cooper will be on hand to greet supporters and guests.

A special thank you to our friends at WRAL for helping out with this post.

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