Cancer Hospital Basnight

FILE - Caroline Basnight, left, and sister Vicki Basnight, unveil a portrait of their father, former Senate President Pro Tempore Marc Basnight during a ceremony on Sept. 21, 2021, at the General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina Cancer Hospital was formally named Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, for the late state Senate leader who helped approve the state funds to build the facility and later create a special state cancer research fund.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Cancer Hospital was formally named Monday for the late state Senate leader Marc Basnight, who helped approve the state funds to build the facility and later create a special state cancer research fund.

Gov. Roy Cooper, current Senate leader Phil Berger and former UNC system President Erskine Bowles were among those who spoke on the University of North Carolina Health main campus in Chapel Hill as a Basnight plaque was unveiled at the dedication ceremony.


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