Gov. Bev Perdue isn't wasting time preparing for her exit. Her office sent a memo to her two potential successors -- Democrat Walter Dalton and Republican Pat McCrory -- this week saying she is beginning to prepare for the transition of power.
The governor directed her cabinet agencies to prepare a memo that outlines the agency structure, staff, budgets, programs and serves and boards and commissions. The deadline: Nov. 7 -- the day after the election.
"My goal is to assist the governor-elect in a smooth and orderly transition to better serve the people of North Carolina," she wrote.