Presidential Inauguration en NC's James Taylor Sings at Inauguration <p></p><p>At the ceremonial inauguration of President Barack Obama on Monday, January 21, James Taylor took to the stage to strum and sing an acoustic rendition of “America the Beautiful.” His performance was greeted by cheers from the crowd and a hug &nbsp;from President Obama. Other musical guests at the inauguration included Kelly Clarkson and Beyoncé. &nbsp;In 2011, President Obama awarded James Taylor the National Medal of Arts in a ceremony at the White House. &nbsp;Taylor grew up in Chapel Hill. Tue, 22 Jan 2013 15:58:10 +0000 Laura Candler 8525 at North Carolina Buses Leave For Obama Inauguration <p>The Raleigh-based Martin Luther King Committee has chartered six buses heading to Washington D-C for President Obama’s Inauguration.</p><p>The buses will pull out in the morning – leaving from Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte.</p><p>Phyllis Coley, the founder of Spectacular Magazine, helped organize the trip.&nbsp; She will ride the Durham bus.</p><p>Phyllis Coley:&nbsp; "I’m going for the second time, because again, the same way I felt the first time, I don’t think that I will see another African American president sworn-in in my life-time."</p> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 21:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 9038 at