NC Legislature Holds Rare Session In 1840 Capitol
RALEIGH, N.C. — The North Carolina General Assembly is returning to its roots by meeting in the building where it worked for more than 120 years.
The House and Senate plan to hold their Monday evening session in the 1840 Capitol building. They moved a block away to the Legislative Building in 1963.
Legislators were expected Monday to approve a resolution highlighting the 10-year anniversary of the re-energized effort to recover North Carolina's copy of the Bill of Rights, one of 14 made in 1789. A Union soldier took it from the State Capitol during the Civil War.
It was returned to North Carolina in 2005.
Earlier Monday, the copy will be on display at the State Capitol for a few hours.