Governor announces North Carolina Heritage Awards recipients
Governor McCrory has announced the latest winners of the state’s Heritage Awards. George Olsen has more.
The awards will honor eight North Carolinians who have made outstanding contributions to the state’s cultural heritage. Among the recipients is Maceo Parker of Kinston. Parker is best known for his years working with James Brown and has also recorded multiple jazz albums. Houston, James and Jamie Lewis of Carteret County will also be recognized. Their family has built boats in the Harkers Island tradition since 1954. And banjo player Marc Pruett of the bluegrass band Balsam Range will also be an Award recipient. Balsam Range was last year’s International Bluegrass Music Association Entertainer of the Year. The Heritage Awards will be presented during a Raleigh ceremony in May of 2016. I’m George Olsen.