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03/28/12 — Retired Cherry Hospital engineer receives honor for long career

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Retired Cherry Hospital engineer receives honor for long career

By Phyllis Moore
Published in News on March 28, 2012 1:46 PM

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Don Edwards, right, retired facility maintenance director at Cherry Hospital, was recently named recipient of the Frank B. Turner Award, given to a state government career employee for dedicated public service. The award is presented annually by the state construction office of the N.C. Department of Administration. Also pictured is Roger Leeson, chairman of the award selection committee.

Don Edwards spent 54 years at Cherry Hospital -- growing up on the grounds where his father, Don Sr., was farm superintendent for 37 years, and then his own 30-year career there as campus engineer. His appreciation for the history...

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