NC Society of Historians recognize local authors, BRCO

Two local writers and Bethel Rural Community Organization’s (BRCO) Historic Preservation Committee were among award winners at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Society of Historians (NCSH) in Wilkesboro on Saturday, Nov. 5.

Historical Book Awards went to Edie Hutchins Burnette for “Mountain Echoes” and to Carroll C. Jones for “Rebel Rousers.” Jones was further recognized when he received the prestigious President’s Award for his historical fiction “Rebel Rousers,” the second novel in his East Fork trilogy.

BRCO received a multimedia award for its DVD “From New College to Springdale.” Doug Chambers, who filmed and edited the video, and Ted Carr, BRCO Historic Preservation Committee member, accepted the award.

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(The Mountaineer, 11/14/2016)