Rep. Dixon leads the NC House in prayer on day one of the legislative session

New and returning members of the North Carolina House of Representatives stood and bowed their heads in prayer ahead of the first legislative session of 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.
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New and returning members of the North Carolina House of Representatives stood and bowed their heads in prayer ahead of the first legislative session of 2019 on Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019.

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