Governor Pat McCrory:
"My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. I especially want to share my concern for the North Carolina residents that were injured in the blasts. It is times like these that our country must come together to show support for the victims and prove our resilience to senseless acts of violence."
Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane
On behalf of the residents of the City of Raleigh I extend profound sympathy to the victims and the loved ones of those killed or injured in the senseless explosions that replaced the finish line of the Boston Marathon from a place of celebration and accomplishment into a scene of horror.
For 116 years Americans have joined with runners across the globe in this spring ritual that has grown into one of the world's most renowned races.
As in all times such as these, we must join together for strength and share our love for our fellow man. We must not allow hatred and cowardice to find a place in our hearts.
Our prayers and our love are with all who have been touched by this tragedy.
Representative David Price (NC District 4):
"Today's events at the finish line of the Boston Marathon are tragic and horrifying. Our first thoughts are with those directly affected, their loved ones and the people of the great city of Boston.
"My office has been in contact with the Department of Homeland Security this afternoon, and I have confidence the agency will coordinate with state, local and federal authorities investigating and responding to this disaster. Our fusion centers are already facilitating such coordination. I also commend the police, National Guardsmen and women, and medical professionals who were on-site, for acting so swiftly in difficult circumstances to save lives. Every resource of the federal government should be brought to bear to find and bring to justice those who are responsible."