Durham Mayor Bill Bell named to ‘The Order of the Long Leaf Pine’

City of Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane presented City of Durham Mayor Bill Bell with the Order of the Long Leaf Pine Award during the 15th Anniversary & Legislative Awards Dinner of the N.C. Metropolitan Mayors Coalition on December 1, 2016. The award is among the most prestigious awards conferred by the governor for exemplary service to the state.

DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – City of Durham Mayor Bill Bell joined the ranks of Andy Griffith, Bill Friday, Reverend Billy Graham, and Michael Jordan Thursday night.

Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane presented Bell with being named to The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, one of the highest honors the governor can give.

Those named to the Order are recognized for their exemplary service and outstanding contribution to North Carolina.

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