UPDATED:Republican Pat McCrory is taking the oath of office Jan. 5, a week earlier than his predecessor and ahead of the traditional inauguration festivities.
But he won't hold a Council of State meeting currently scheduled for Jan. 8, the Office of State Budget and Management announced Thursday. The body of the state's top elected leaders meets monthly and handles administrative financial matters, such as property acquisitions. The council will likely meet for the first time with McCrory at the helm in February.
McCrory will spent that afternoon touring the state holding open houses ahead of the public inauguration festivities.