Gov. Mike Easley is testifying.
On the way into the hearing room, Easley told reporters anything he would say would be from the witness chair.
"No comments. I'll make them in here," Easley said.
He was sworn at 9:33 a.m. and reminded board members that he appointed some of them.
"I do appreciate the board serving," Easley said. "Since I had the privilege of appointing some of you, I wanted to say I appreciate your service."