CHAPEL HILL – Newly-appointed State House Representative Graig Meyer will take his oath of office Thursday, and State Senator Valerie Foushee, the last to hold the position, will swear him in.

Meyer takes Foushee’s place representing House District 50, which covers most of rural Orange and Northern Durham counties. He was appointed by a committee of Democratic Party officials in October.

Foushee herself went through a similar process when she was appointed in September to fill the N.C Senate District 23 seat left vacant by the resignation of Ellie Kinnaird.

Meyer’s swearing-in ceremony will take place Thursday at 6:30 at the historic courthouse in Hillsborough. WCHL’s Rachel Nash will be there to speak with Meyer. You can tune into the Friday Morning News for a full recap.