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NC govs gather to recall 1800s chief executive

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -

Gov. Pat McCrory and three living former governors are coming together to support an effort to encourage discussions on economic development named in the memory of a 19th-century North Carolina chief executive.

The organizers of the Governor Morehead Forum for Economic Development say McCrory and former Govs. Jim Hunt, Jim Martin and Beverly Perdue were expected to attend a reception Tuesday night in Greensboro.

The event was slated for Blandwood, the former home of Gov. John Motley Morehead. He was governor in the early 1840s and known for his interest in industrial development, particularly the North Carolina Railroad.

The group Preservation Greensboro is promoting the forums, which will begin next year and focus on topics Morehead cared about - transportation, education, manufacturing and architectural preservation.

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