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Nominations needed for N.C. Award

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on February 9, 2007 1:46 PM

RALEIGH -- Nominations for the 2006 North Carolina Award, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the state, are now being accepted. Created by the General Assembly in 1961, the award recognizes significant contributions of individuals in the fields of fine arts, literature, public service, and science over time.

Award nominations may include biographies, resumes and letters of support, and may be submitted by anyone. They should be sent to the North Carolina Awards Committee, 4601 Mail Service Center, and Raleigh, N.C. 27699-4601. Nominations are open until April 15.

The North Carolina Awards Committee will review the nominations and select the recipients this summer. The recipients, representing the best of North Carolina, will be honored during ceremonies in Raleigh in the fall.

Award recipients in 2006 were William T. Williams of New York for literature, Michael Fleming of Greensboro for literature, Emily Herring Wilson of Winston-Salem for literature, Dr. Thomas K. Hearn of Winston-Salem for public service; former Gov. James Holshouser of Southern Pines for public service; Roy Parker Jr. of Fayetteville for public service, and Charles Sanders of Durham for Science.

The award program is administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, a state agency dedicated to the promotion and protection of North Carolina's arts, history and culture. Now podcasting 24/7 with information about the Department of Cultural Resources, all available at www.ncculture.com. For information, call Jennifer McCrory at 919-807-7256 or email Jennifer.mccrory@ncmail.net