|Governor of North Carolina|
|Member of||Council of State|
|Residence||North Carolina Executive Mansion|
|Seat||Raleigh, North Carolina|
|Term length||Four years, renewable once|
|Inaugural holder||Richard Caswell|
|Formation||November 12, 1776|
|Deputy||Lieutenant Governor of North Carolina|
|Salary||US$141,265 per year|
The Governor of North Carolina is the head of state and head of government of the U.S. state of North Carolina. The governor directs the executive branch of the government and is the commander-in-chief of the military forces of the state. The current governor, Roy Cooper took office on January 1, 2017, and had a public swearing-in ceremony on January 7, 2017. 
References[change | change source]
- "CSG Releases 2013 Governor Salaries". The Council of State Governments. June 25, 2013. Archived from the original on October 22, 2014. Retrieved November 23, 2014.
- Press, Associated. "Gov.-elect Cooper to be sworn in just after midnight Jan. 1". Winston-Salem Journal. Retrieved 2016-12-30.