[ASSIGNMENT/CALENDAR EDITORS: The North Carolina Awards will be presented tonight at 8 p.m. at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh. Media representatives please contact Fay Mitchell at Cultural Resources' Information and Marketing Services Office, (919) 807-7389, by 5 p.m. to attend, and for special requests. Photo availability for the recipients will be at the Museum of History from 7:15-7:45 p.m.]
RALEIGH – The North Carolina Awards, the state’s highest civilian honor, will be presented at the North Carolina Museum of History, on Thursday, Oct. 7, at 8 p.m. Tickets are required for the public, and limited availability remains. Call Fay Mitchell at (919) 807-7389 for information or advance authorization to attend for media coverage. The awards recognize outstanding achievements by North Carolinians in the fields of fine arts, science, literature and public service. This year’s ceremony is the 47th annual public presentation of the prestigious award.
WHO: Gov. Bev Perdue, N.C. Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Linda Carlisle,
2010 North Carolina Award recipients: F. Ivy Carroll – Science; Carole Boston Weatherford – Literature; Margaret S. “Tog” Newman – Public Service; R. Michael Leonard – Public Service; Donald Sultan – Fine Arts
WHAT: North Carolina Award presentations, the state’s highest civilian honor
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 7, 8 p.m.
WHERE: N.C. Museum of History, 5 Edenton Street, Raleigh
The North Carolina Award Program is administered by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities, and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available 24/7 at www.ncculture.com.