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Six North Carolinian's Receive State's Highest Civilian Honor

Posted November 26, 2000 6:00 a.m. EST

— Six North Carolinians known for making a difference received the state's highest civilian honor Monday night.

Governor Jim Hunt presented the coveted North Carolina Award to legendary state treasurer Harlan Boyles, cultural activist Henry Bowers, artist Tucker Cooke, N.C. Central math educator William Fletcher, state historian and author William Powell, andCapitol Broadcasting Companypresident and CEO Jim Goodmon were honored for their leadership and generosity.

"These are people whose leadership and work in science and art and other fields is truly distinguished. It isn't just good. It isn't just excellent. It is among the very best," says Hunt.

Each year a committee picks the award winners based on their contributions to fine arts, science, and public service.