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McCrory, McFarlane release statements on bombings

Posted April 16, 2013

— North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane released statements Tuesday about the Boston Marathon bombings. Nearly 400 runners from North Carolina were registered to participate in the marathon.

McCrory said he is continuing to monitor developments in the case.

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families,” he said. “I especially want to share my concern for the North Carolina residents that were injured in the blasts. It is times like these that our country must come together to show support for the victims and prove our resilience to senseless acts of violence.”

McFarlane issued the following statement:

“On behalf of the residents of the City of Raleigh I extend profound sympathy to the victims and the loved ones of those killed or injured in the senseless explosions that replaced the finish line of the Boston Marathon from a place of celebration and accomplishment into a scene of horror. For 116 years Americans have joined with runners across the globe in this spring ritual that has grown into one of the world’s most renowned races.

“As in all times such as these, we must join together for strength and share our love for our fellow man. We must not allow hatred and cowardice to find a place in our hearts. Our prayers and our love are with all who have been touched by this tragedy.”

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  • indrdw Apr 17, 2013

    I thought Beverly Perdue was going overboard on her interviews and travels but it must be normal. Our new governor is doing the same and getting an early start at it. I am surprised he hasn't had to deal with the bad coverage of the attempt to establish a state religion nor the divorce bill some want to see. We are surely the laughing stock of the US. Maybe the deal about the state religion was just a diversion from the Racial Justice Act subject at the time. Either way, makes you wonder.