From the Governor’s office, on the death of former Gov. Bob Scott this morning:

‘North Carolina has lost one of our greatest governors today, and many of us have lost a friend,” said Governor Perdue. ‘Governor Scott devoted his life to public service – from leading our state as our chief executive, to serving as president of North Carolina’s community college system – he always believed that North Carolina could be a better place, with wider doors of opportunity for all our people, and he worked to make it so. Governor Scott will be missed, but his vision for North Carolina will live on.”

Perdue ordered all North Carolina state flags flown at half-staff through sunset Tuesday in honor of Scott’s memory.