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Seven Receive State's Highest Civilian Honor

Posted November 20, 2002 7:18 a.m. EST

— Seven North Carolinians were honored for excellence Tuesday evening in Raleigh.

The state's highest civilian honor, the North Carolina Award, is given each year to people who have distinguished themselves in the fields of science, fine arts, literature and public service.

Four of this year's award winners are from the Triangle: Julius Chambers, former chancellor of North Carolina Central University, for his work in civil rights; H.G. Jones, of Chapel Hill, for for public service; Dr. William Anlyan, of Durham, for science and Martha Nell Hardy, of Chapel Hill, for fine arts.

Other recipeients include educator Edwin Graves Wilson, potter Cynthia Bringle and novelist Romulus Linney.