Granville County’s David Smith was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine earlier this week. The award is one of the most prestigious in North Carolina and comes from the Governor.
Smith, presently chairman of the Granville County Commissioners, is a former Sheriff of Granville County.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine society’s web page (https://longleafpinesociety.org/) indicates North Carolina Governors have presented the award since 1963 “for persons who have made significant contributions to the state and their communities through their exemplary service and exceptional accomplishments.”
On the web site granvillecounty.org (https://www.granvillecounty.org/2020/12/16/smith-awarded-order-of-the-long-leaf-pine/) you can see additional details. For 48 or more years, Smith has served Granville County.