from Office of the Governor
Gov. Bev Perdue today ordered U.S. and North Carolina state flags to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Friday on the State Capitol and at state facilities in Cumberland County in honor of former U.S. Congressman Charlie Rose, who died today of Parkinson’s disease. Details are pending but the funeral will be held on Friday.
For 24 years, Rose served in Washington, D.C., to represent constituents of his district, which included his hometown of Fayetteville and much of North Carolina’s southeast. Rose, 73, made extraordinary contributions to the State of North Carolina, particularly in protecting the interests of the state’s tobacco growers.