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Brashear named Boy Scouts Distinguished Citizen

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 5, 2006 2:11 AM

Harold Brashear of Goldsboro will receive Torhunta Boy Scout District's 2006 Distinguished Citizen Award this spring.

The Boy Scouts chose Brashear to receive the award during the district's annual banquet at 6:30 p.m. March 28 in the Goldsboro Country Club.

The 2005 award went to Lee Borden.

Harold Brashear was born in an Air Force hospital in Ankara, Turkey, and moved to Seymour Johnson Air Force Base when he was in the third grade.

He graduated from Goldsboro High School in 1969, where he played on the basketball team. In 1973, he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

After graduation, he became a certified public accountant and has worked in public accounting in Goldsboro since then. He has been a principal in the firm Nunn, Brashear and Co. since 1982.

He and his wife, Jody, have been married 31 years. They have a son, Lee, who is a graduate of the business school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and lives in New York City, and a daughter, Christine, who is a recent interior architecture graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The Brashears are active members at St. Paul United Methodist Church, where his service includes past administrative board chairman and current lay leader.

Brashear is on the board of directors for Wayne Health Corp., Wayne Memorial Hospital, Wayne County Community Foundation and the North Carolina CPA Foundation.

His previous community service includes board member and chairman for the Goldsboro Family Y, board member and treasurer for the Mental Heath Association of Wayne County, board member for the Community Arts Council and a member of the advisory committee for the Business and Industry Center at Wayne Community College.

Other community organizations with which he has served include the United Way, Wayne Charitable Partnership and the Wayne County Chamber of Commerce.

His previous professional service includes board member, treasurer and president for the N.C. Association of CPAs and a member of the governing council for the American Institute of CPAs.

In 1993, he received the Governor's Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service.

The Distinguished Citizen Award banquet is the scouts' biggest fund-raiser, and each year the Tuscarora Council's three districts present the award to one person. Tickets are available for donations of $200 and up. Proceeds go to the Tuscarora Council.

The Neusiok DCA banquet will be held March 21 in the First Baptist Church in Smithfield, and the Coharie DCA banquet will be held on April 20 in the Mad Boar Restaurant near Wallace. The Neusiok DCA recipient will be Hank Daniels, and the Coharie DCA recipient will be Grover Ezzell.