Inaugural events

January 12, 2013 

Gov. Pat McCrory will be sworn in yet again Saturday.

The state’s first Republican governor since Jim Martin left office in 1993 was sworn in during a small mostly private ceremony on Jan. 5.

On Saturday, he’ll take the oath again, this time on the South Lawn of the state Capitol, facing Fayetteville Street, as part of the inaugural activities.

The activities – music, parade and speeches – are all open to the public.

If you go

Arrive early. Park in designated state lots on Peace, Salisbury, Lane and Dawson streets or city decks.

The schedule

10:30 a.m.: The N.C. National Guard 440th Army Band

10:42 a.m.: Mount Zion Wesleyan Church of Thomasville choir perform.

11:08 a.m.: Council of State sworn in.

11:19 a.m.: McCrory sworn in, followed by his speech.

11:40 a.m.: Benediction by Bishop George E. Battle Jr.

12:30 p.m.: Parade begins.

2:30 p.m.: Open House at the N.C. Executive Mansion, 200 N. Blount St.

Watching from home

WTVD, WRAL, NBC-17 and UNC-TV will provide live television coverage of the ceremony and speech, starting at 11 a.m. Most stations also will stream the ceremony on their website.

News 14 Carolina, which is available only to Time Warner Cable customers, begins its coverage at 10 a.m. and will air special inauguration editions of “Capital Tonight” at 7 and 11 p.m. Its programming will be available On Demand for later viewing.

WRAL will stream the inaugural parade online starting at 12:30.

WTVD will air an exclusive special on the Inaugural Ball from 7 to 8 p.m.

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