Betty Ray McCain, one of the most influential women in Tar Heel politics and one of the true few wits, was honored Tuesday in Raleigh.
McCain was honored at a reception at the North Carolina Museum of History and then was interviewed in the auditorium by broadcaster Tom Campbell for future broadcast.
The Wilson County resident is a long-time ally and neighbor of former Gov. Jim Hunt, having served as state Democratic Party chairman and as cultural resources secretary.
About 100 people attended the event including Reps. Nathan Baskerville, Jean Farmer-Butterfield, Susan Fisher, Rosa Gill, Ken Goodman, Yvonne Holley, Pat Hurley, Jonathan Jordan, Susan Martin, Joe Tolson, Rena Turner, Chris Whitmire, Chad Barefoot, Bill Cook and Joel D.M. Ford.