RALEIGH, N.C. — Ray Wilkinson, who worked for WRAL-TV and Capitol Broadcasting Company, received one of North Carolina's highest honors -- the Old North State Award for his service to the community.
For 40 years, Wilkinson was the state's leading agricultural reporter. For 50 years, he has led a major restoration effort in Halifax.
Wilkinson is only the 17th recipient of the Old North State Award.
He retired from Capitol Broadcasting in 1995 as vice president of the company's tobacco radio network.