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Awards and Recognitions: Lightered Knot

In an effort to recognize outstanding dedication and contributions by a member of our organization, in 2011, President Michelle Babson initiated the "Famed Lightered Knot Award".

Definition: Resined heartwood pine that has become almost petrified or fossilized -- thereby rot resistant. Because of this, it has been used by surveyors as a corner designation, most often in swampy areas where rot would be accelerated. It is extremely supportive under stress and its fibers are interwoven to create sturdiness between the trunk and branches symbolizing:

  • Steadfastness
  • Hardiness
  • Strength
  • Dependability

The recipient gets the honor of displaying the interesting award in his or her office until the next conference. The award is given at the sole discretion of the President.

Year Recipient Employer
2023 Michelle Babson New Hanover County
2022 Alan Lumpkin Wayne County
2021 Tony Garris Beaufort County
2020 Stephanie Parkins Haywood County
2019 John Bridgers NC Secretary of State
2018 Patricia Pike Onslow County
2017 Lucy Cardwell Currituck County
2016 Greg Belk Cabarrus County
2015 Wendy Williams Alleghany County
2014 Rich Elkins Pitt County
2013 Robin Etheridge Dare County
2012 Pam Carver Henderson County
2011 Lenora Melton Person County
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