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SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Welcome back, Gov. Pat McCrory.

The 1978 graduate of Catawba College is returning to his alma mater on Saturday to deliver the Salisbury school's commencement address.

The Republican governor will give the address at the school auditorium and community center. Catawba is awarding degrees to 191 students graduating from the school's traditional day program.

McCrory was on the Catawba board from 2005 until his election as governor in November. He also visited the campus during the fall campaign, appearing with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

McCrory spoke Friday at the Campbell University law school graduation in Raleigh.

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