Half Staff Alert | North Carolina | March 24,2022
In honor of Senator Linda Garrou
Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half staff from sunrise to sunset Thursday, March 24, 2022, in honor of former North Carolina Senator Linda Garrou, who passed away on Saturday, March 19. The Forsyth County Democrat served in the Senate for over a dozen years until she declined to seek reelection in 2012. A redistricting plan approved by Republicans, who had taken General Assembly majorities in 2011, put her in the same district with a GOP senator.
For eight years, Senator Linda Garrou was one of the co-chairs of the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, helping make major decisions on where billions in taxpayer money would be spent.
At the time of her retirement announcement in 2012, Senator Linda Garrou said she was proud of her efforts to invest in capital projects in the Winston-Salem area, working for budgets that raised teacher pay and expanding health insurance for more children of working families.
More can be read about Senator Linda Garrou on the US News website.
Individuals, businesses, schools, municipalities, counties and other government subdivisions are also encouraged to fly flags at half-staff for the duration of time indicated.