6 men to receive NC's highest civilian honor

6 men to receive NC's highest civilian honor

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DURHAM, N.C. -

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - The state's highest civilian honor will be presented to six North Carolinians for their outstanding service in science, fine arts, literature and public service.

The North Carolina Awards are scheduled to be presented Thursday in Durham, with the science award going to Dr. Myron S. Cohen of Chapel Hill for his HIV/AIDS research. The fine arts award goes to John Cram of Asheville and the literature award to John M.H. Hart Jr. of Keswick, Va. Three men will receive public service awards: Dr. John Harding Lucas of Durham, Philip J. Kirk Jr. of Raleigh and Walt Wolfram of Cary.

Gov. Pat McCrory will present the awards at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Convention Center in Durham. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources administers the awards.

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