Gov. Roy Cooper sworn in to second term as governor

Gov. Roy Cooper takes the oath of office for his second term as North Carolina Governor.

RALEIGH – Gov. Roy Cooper was sworn in for his second term as North Carolina’s Governor. Members of North Carolina’s Council of State also took the oath of office.

The inauguration was held at 10 a.m. at the state capitol. Chief Justice Paul Newby administered the oath of office to the governor, who was joined by his wife, Kristin, on stage. The ceremony was altered from previous years to follow his stringent COVID-19 executive orders.

“I am humbled by the trust that you, the people of North Carolina have placed in me to serve again as your Governor. I have faith in you, and thank you for putting your faith in me,” Gov. Cooper said in his Inaugural Address. “Together, may we continue to be strong, resilient and ready.”