DIGNITARIES HONOR DICK BARNES
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Many state leaders gathered in Raleigh on August 14th to salute
Dick Barnes of Davie County for his lifetime of service to North
Carolina. Governor Beverly Perdue presented the "Order Of The Long
Leaf Pine" to him.
Shown at the presentation ceremony from left to
right are Judge Cressie Thigpen, Judge Cheri Beasley, Judge Linda
McGee, Chief Justice Sarah Parker, Secretary of State Elaine
Marshall, School Superintendent June Atkinson, State Auditor Beth
Wood, Dick Barnes, Carol Barnes, Governor Perdue, Preston Burns,
Judge Martha Geer, and Peg O'Connell.
Dick Barnes has served as a State Senator and a State
Representative. He has managed many successful statewide election
campaigns. In 2012 he is managing the campaigns of Beth Wood, Wayne
Goodwin, Judge Linda McGee, Judge Wanda Bryant, and Judge Cressie
Dick is also a well known entertainer. He wrote and recorded
"Booze It & Lose It" which promoted safe driving. He wrote and
recorded "North Carolina -The Place To Be" which was the Number One
hit song in 13 different countries! It was nominated for "Song Of
The Year" by the European Country Music Association.
The Order of the Long
Leaf Pine is one of the highest civilian honors a governor can give.
Other musicans who have
recieved this honor include: Country singers, Charlie Daniels, Randy
Travis, George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, and Ronnie Milsap.
Bluegrass players: Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson. Gospel Singer and
Preacher, Shirley Caesar-Williams (three times). Songwriter Arthur
Smith. Calypso Singer, Harry Balafonte. Pop Singer, Engelbert
Humperdinck. Classical Violinist Itzhak Perlman.