The North Carolina General Assembly is heading back to work with a new group of 170 legislators for the next two years.
The legislature scheduled its one-day organizational session to begin Wednesday morning.
Republicans who remain in charge of the House and Senate are expected to elect their favorites to run the chambers — Phil Berger of Eden as Senate leader and Tim Moore of Kings Mountain as House speaker. Lawmakers will go home until Jan. 28, when they'll begin in earnest to file bills and debate legislation.
Winter weather threatened to tamper with the ceremonial swearings-in of members. About 20 are being seated for the first time. The threat of freezing rain and sleet already led the state NAACP to postpone a march to the Legislative Building's rotunda.