The General Assembly of North Carolina will convene at 12:00 noon January 28, 2009 in the State Legislative Building in Raleigh. This will be the 149th session of the General Assembly, counting from the first assembly elected under the Constitution of 1776 (the official count of 148 apparently omits one of the sessions listed in John Cheney’s North Carolina Government 1585-1979). The General Assembly has convened at the seat of government in Raleigh since 1794. Before then, it met at various times in New Bern, Halifax, Hillsborough, Fayetteville, Tarborough, and Smithfield.
(history courtesy Cathy Martin, Legislative Librarian)