North Carolina Statutes

Chapter 144 State Flag, Official Governmental Flags, Motto, and Colors

  • § 144-1   State flag
    The flag of North Carolina shall consist of a blue union, containing in the center thereof a white star with the letter "N" in gilt...
  • § 144-2   State motto
    The words "esse quam videri" are hereby adopted as the motto of this State, and as such shall be engraved on the great seal of...
  • § 144-3   Flags to be displayed on public buildings and institutions
    The board of trustees or managers of the several State institutions and public buildings shall provide a North Carolina flag, of such dimensions and material...
  • § 144-4   Flags to be displayed at county courthouses
    The boards of county commissioners of the several counties in this State shall likewise authorize the procuring of a North Carolina flag, to be displayed...
  • § 144-5   Flags to conform to law
    No State flag shall be allowed in or over any building here mentioned unless such flag conforms to the description of the State flag contained...
  • § 144-6   State colors
    Red and blue, of shades as adopted and appearing in the North Carolina State flag and the American flag, shall be, and hereby are, declared...
  • § 144-7   Display of official governmental flags; public restrictions
    (a) A county, city, consolidated city‑county, or unified government shall not prohibit an official governmental flag from being flown or displayed if the official governmental...
  • § 144-8   State salute to the North Carolina flag
    The phrase "I salute the flag of North Carolina and pledge to the Old North State love, loyalty, and faith." is adopted as the official...