Last Wednesday, the North Carolina House of Representatives passed Senate Joint Resolution 865, honoring the late Sen. Bob Carpenter (R-Franklin), who represented Western North Carolina’s Senate District 50 for eight terms. Carpenter passed away at the age of 87 in August 2011. Rep. Roger West (R-Marble) served in the General Assembly with Carpenter for many years.
“Western North Carolina has had no better friend than Sen. Bob Carpenter,” said West. “He was a dedicated public servant, an honorable family man, a patriot, and a dear friend. He is sorely missed.”