Nominations being accepted for Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Published 8:56 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Each county selects up to 10 individuals, businesses, groups/teams, and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations.

Nomination forms are available at the Tyrrell County Cooperative Extension Center at 407 Martha St. in Columbia or by email at

Please return the completed forms to Dee Furlough at PO Box 209, Columbia, NC, 27925 no later than Jan. 20, 2017.