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No more match.com for NC's 'Elevator Queen'

Posted August 1
Updated August 2

— North Carolina Commissioner of Labor Cherie Berry: The Council of State's most eligible member.

In fact, with Secretary of State Elaine Marshall's marriage late last month, Berry is the only single member on the council, which is the collective designation for North Carolina's statewide elected officials.

Known to some as the "Elevator Queen" because her picture appears on elevator inspection forms, Berry asked for a show of hands to confirm her status Tuesday as the council's meeting wrapped and folks offered Marshall their congratulations. Then Berry revealed an unsuccessful stint on match.com, an internet dating site.

"All they wanted to do was cuddle and walk on the beach," Berry said. "If that's all I wanted to do, I'd get a dog and a metal detector."

The line killed. Obviously.

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  • Clarence Hill Aug 2, 1:18 p.m.
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    It sounds as if the "Queen Lady" just put "Plan B" into operation. Good luck. Blessings,

  • Ed Livesay Aug 1, 10:04 p.m.
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    Many commenters are apparently not familiar with the human need for occasional "fun"... defined as humorous, non-business and something that most folks appreciate.

  • Brenda Love Aug 1, 4:16 p.m.
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    I'm all for some light-hearted news banter, but why in the world is this the TOP STORY????

  • Richard Eskridge Aug 1, 3:21 p.m.
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    What's the big deal? She just wanted someone that went up and down.

  • Rod Runner Aug 1, 3:20 p.m.
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    Her private business that she talked about in a public meeting of the NC Council of State? She brought it up at the meeting by asking everyone to raise their hand if they were married.

  • Andrew Stephenson Aug 1, 2:47 p.m.
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    ffs, WRAL is a local news station. They don't have to have some nefarious agenda.

  • Robert Swiger Sr. Aug 1, 2:38 p.m.
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    Why is this news. This is her private business. WRAL trying to discredit a fine lady.

  • John Smith Aug 1, 2:36 p.m.
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    love it! Tip my hat to you, sir.

  • Matt Page Aug 1, 1:19 p.m.
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    But if your spirits are down she could totally lift you up

  • John Smith Aug 1, 1:05 p.m.
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    Maybe they don't want to be let down.