Penny, Davis Receive Honors; Raper Sworn In

Penny, Davis receive honors; Raper sworn in

Two local leaders have been honored for their service with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine.
Nash County board Chairman Robbie Davis received his award Monday and retired Rocky Mount City Manager Charles Penny received his award during a retirement ceremony Friday. The Long Leaf Pine is the highest honor the state issues for exemplary community service. Past recipients include Randy Travis, Michael Jordan and Maya Angelou.
Former Lt. Gov. Jim Gardner presented Davis with the honor, which was approved in December by outgoing Gov. Pat McCrory. Davis said he held off reception of the Pine because he wanted …

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