Wayne County GOP marks new era in General Assembly
By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on January 27, 2011 1:46 PM
State Sen. Louis Pate, R-Wayne, watches as his 4-year-old grandson Wesley Hill sits in his chair on the floor of the North Carolina Senate. Pate, who defeated incumbent Democrat Don Davis of Snow Hill in November to return to the Legislature after eight years in the House, was surrounded by five of his nine grandchildren as he took his oath of office Wednesday when the 2011-12 biennium session opened.
RALEIGH -- As the members of Wayne County's delegation to the state General Assembly helped kick off the 2011-12 biennium session, most of them shared in the air of celebration in Raleigh as Republicans took control of both chambers...
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