McCrory raises awareness for domestic violence

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) – Governor Pat McCrory and First Lady Ann McCrory light the Executive Mansion in Raleigh, and the Governor’s Western Residence in Asheville purple Friday night to recognize Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

The governor proclaimed October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month in North Carolina to recognize the significant impact domestic violence has on North Carolinians.

In 2014, domestic violence programs in the state helped more than 55 thousand victims, 42% of which were children.

Last year alone, a total of 119 men, women, and children lost their lives to domestic violence-related homicides.

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