RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Gov. Pat McCrory's high school drama teacher now has a lead role in the North Carolina Commission of Indian Affairs.
Ruth Revels of Guilford County was sworn in Friday to chair the commission, which is designed to boost social and economic assistance for state tribal members and to promote recognition of tribal cultures.
Revels is a Lumbee tribe member and commission member since 2003. The commission includes 21 members from each of the eight state-recognized tribes and four urban American Indian associations. The governor appoints the chairman, subject to the panel's approval.
McCrory attended the commission's meeting start and recalled his role in a play his senior year at Ragsdale High School in Jamestown, where Revels taught. She also appeared in one of McCrory's campaign ads last year.