Jim Holshouser http://wunc.org en Friends, Family Remember Holshouser http://wunc.org/post/friends-family-remember-holshouser <p>Political luminaries, friends, and family gathered today to remember and honor Former Governor Jim Holshouser, who passed away earlier this week after an extended illness.</p><p>Guests at today’s funeral included current Governor Pat McCrory and former Governors Jim Hunt, Mike Easley and Beverly Perdue. Fri, 21 Jun 2013 19:30:17 +0000 Dave DeWitt, Jessica Jones & Catherine Brand 17688 at http://wunc.org Friends, Family Remember Holshouser Jim Holshouser & North Carolina's Changing Politics http://wunc.org/post/jim-holshouser-north-carolinas-changing-politics <p></p><p>Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser was laid to rest today. He died this week at age 78 in a state very different from the one he governed 4 decades ago.</p><p>His Republican Party has changed a lot too.&nbsp; <a href="http://coble.house.gov/">Congressman Howard Coble</a> served in Holshouser's cabinet.&nbsp; "I think he was concerned in enlarging our tent," Coble told host Frank Stasio on The State of Things. "We have some folks in our party who would like to build a barrier around the tent and permit only those who agree identically with every issue, and that's not practical." Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:53:55 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson & Frank Stasio 17667 at http://wunc.org Jim Holshouser & North Carolina's Changing Politics Former Governor Jim Holshouser Dies At 78 http://wunc.org/post/former-governor-jim-holshouser-dies-78 <p>One of North Carolina’s few Republican governors of the twentieth century, Jim Holshouser, died yesterday after suffering from a long illness.</p><p>He was known for a wide range of progressive accomplishments, from establishing statewide enrollment for kindergarteners to setting up health clinics in under-served rural areas.</p><p>The former governor was known as a centrist who worked well with both Democrats and Republicans.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 17436 at http://wunc.org Former Governor Jim Holshouser Dies At 78 Former NC Governor Holshouser Dies http://wunc.org/post/former-nc-governor-holshouser-dies <p>Former North Carolina Governor Jim Holshouser has died.&nbsp; Holshouser's family says he died this morning at a hospital in Pinehurst. &nbsp;A native of Boone, he was North Carolina's first Republican governor in the 20th century, serving from 1973 to 1977.&nbsp; Holshouser received an undergraduate degree from Davidson College and a law degree from UNC Chapel Hill.&nbsp;</p><p>While in office, Holshouser created a UNC Board of Governors and supported the expansion of public school kindergartens. He also established rural health clinics and added to the state parks system.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 17:29:38 +0000 Laura Candler 17404 at http://wunc.org Former NC Governor Holshouser Dies