Historian award nominations being accepted

The North Carolina Society of Historians is conducting its annual competition to bring special honors to state, regional and local historians and genealogists who excel in the collection and preservation of Tar Heel history. Awards will be presented at the society’s annual program in October to winning authors, publishers or creators of history books, historical fiction, DVDs, journals, newsletters, magazine and newspaper articles and museums.

Except in the Historian of the Year category, nominees need not be residents of North Carolina. Deadline for nominations is June 30. A detailed list of categories may be viewed on the NCSH website, ncsocietyofhistorians.org.

There are no nomination fees, and a nominee need not to be a member of the North Carolina Society of Historians. Each nomination must be submitted on an official form which may be downloaded from the website. Forms also may be secured online at ncsh@earthlink.net or through U.S. mail by sending a request to Elizabeth Sherrill, President, NCSH, Inc. P.O. Box 93, Sherrill’s Ford, NC 28673-0093.

At its 2016 annual awards meeting, NCSH will celebrate its 75th anniversary. The gathering will be a Yadkin Valley event — in historic Wilkesboro, home of the organization’s vice president, Larry Griffin.

Judy Wolfe, a Jonesville town commissioner and 2015 NC Historian of the Year, was recently named to the society’s board of directors. Other members of the board include Griffin, Brenda H. Sherrill of Morganton, Neva Coker of Mount Mourne, Samantha Keller of Conover, Charles Mathis of Jonesville, Maxine McCall of Drexel, Neal Wilfong of Cleveland, Miriam Wilfong of Cleveland, Sarah Cheek of Davidson, Gail Hooper of Troutman and Jennifer Shepherd of Williamston. Claire Halsey of Laurel Springs is webmaster. Elizabeth Bray Sherrill of Sherrill’s Ford is in her 19th year as president.

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