Coopers inaugural parade postponed due to inclement weather predictions

Madeline Gray—North State Journal
Governor-elect Roy Cooper and his family wave to supporters during a victory rally at N.C. State on Tuesday

RALEIGH — Gov. Roy Cooper’s inaugural parade has been postponed because snow is expected for the capital city over the weekend. A couple of important announcements on the Inauguration: the Inaugural Parade on Saturday is cancelled due to inclement weather.— Roy Cooper (@RoyCooperNC) January 4, 2017
Cooper’s ceremonial swearing-in will be moved to Memorial Auditorium, also known as the Duke Energy Center for Performing Arts. The inaugural committee reports that all other activities will proceed as scheduled, beginning with a prayer service on Friday at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church on Wilmington Street in Raleigh. Cooper was officially sworn in just after midnight on Jan. 1, 2017. Visit for more information on inaugural weekend.