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NC flags lowered on day of Fulghum service

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

A first-term North Carolina legislator who died last weekend will be formally remembered within state government and at the church he attended for decades.

Gov. Pat McCrory has ordered all state flags be lowered to half-staff Wednesday in honor of Rep. Jim Fulghum, who died at age 70 after a recent cancer diagnosis. A memorial service for Fulghum at Edenton Street United Methodist Church in Raleigh was also scheduled for Wednesday afternoon.

Fulghum was a retired brain surgeon from Raleigh who was elected to the House in 2012. He was the Republican nominee for a Wake County state Senate seat in November before his illness forced him to withdraw.

Fulghum focused on health issues during his short time in the House.

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