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History was made in Raleigh on Saturday. Beverly Perdue took the oath of office, and is now our state's first female governor. Perdue was the last of ten Council of State members to be sworn in at Saturday's inauguration ceremony in front of the Archives and History Building in Raleigh. The New Bern democrat has served the last eight years as Lieutenant Governor and takes over for Mike Easley. Chief Justice Sarah Parker, the first woman to serve in her post, administered the oath to Perdue while husband Bob Eaves watched among thousands in attendance. The traditional inaugural parade and open house at the Executive Mansion followed the ceremony.

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