Former Gov. Jim Hunt is retiring from Womble Carlyle, Sandridge & Rice, the state's largest law firm, at the end of the year.
Hunt, who is 75, intends to remain active and will continue to chair the two institute that he heads, the Institute for Emerging Issues at N.C. State University, and the James B. Hunt Institute for Educational Leadership and Policy at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Hunt is in the process of moving from Womble's Raleigh office in Wells Fargo building in downtown Raleigh out to an office at the Hunt Library at NCSU. Hunt has been with the firm for 12 years, where he largely served as a rain maker.
The four-term governor said he also plans to spend more time with his family on their Wilson County farm.