GENERAL STATUTES OF NORTH CAROLINA,
THROUGH 1992 SUPPLEMENT
§145-12. State Language.
(a) Purpose. – English is the common language of the people
of the United States of America and the State of North Carolina. This
section is intended to preserve, protect, and strengthen the English language,
and not to supersede any of the rights guaranteed to the people by the
Constitution of the United States or the Constitution of North Carolina.
(b) English as the Official Language of North Carolina.
– English is the official language of the State of North Carolina.
Source: Charles V. Dale and Mark Gurevitz,
Legal Analysis of Proposals to Make English the Official Language of
the United States, Oct. 17, 1995, Washington, D.C.: Congressional