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Scotty McCreery recognized for charitable service to NC

Posted March 29

Country singer and Garner native Scotty McCreery was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from the State of North Carolina Tuesday night at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.
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— Country singer and Garner native Scotty McCreery was presented with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award from the State of North Carolina Tuesday night at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

McCreery received the award in honor of his charitable service to the state.

Past recipients include Maya Angelou, President Gerald Ford, Dale Earnhardt, Oprah Winfrey, Coretta Scott King, and Mia Hamm, among others.

“Everyone knows how proud I am of being from North Carolina and that I’m always glad to help out when my state needs me,” he said. “It’s a great feeling to know that my state is proud of me and has recognized me with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award."

“I want to thank Scotty for being such a great ambassador for our state – both on and off stage,” said former Gov. Pat McCrory, who recommended McCreery for the honor before his term ended.

“While most people know about his musical talents, Scotty also has a strong commitment to service through his many philanthropic efforts. Scotty truly represents the best of North Carolina.”

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  • Brian Tucker Mar 29, 6:05 p.m.
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    This is wonderful .... Congrats Scotty !