NC Award Presented To Jim Goodmon
Capitol Broadcasting Company President & CEO Jim Goodmon received the state’s highest civilian honor this week. Goodmon was one of six honored with a North Carolina Award at a ceremony at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley on Monday, November 27. The honorees were also feted at an afternoon reception at the Executive Mansion.
|Governor Jim Hunt presented the 2000 North Carolina Award in Public Service to Goodmon, crediting him with “combining broadcasting, baseball and regional pride to lead the Triangle to a better tomorrow.” Hunt continued speaking of the honorees saying, “These are people whose leadership
and work in science and art and other fields is truly distinguished. It isn’t just good. It isn’t just excellent. It is among the very best.”
The N.C. Award set to applaud Goodmon’s contributions to the Triangle such as promoting regionalism, building the new stadium for the Durham Bulls, heralding innovations in technology, and continuing the legacy of his grandfather’s dream of opera for the masses by merging his National Opera Company with the North Carolina School of the Arts’ program. At the celebration Goodmon was described as “A man with a unique ability to look beyond the limitations of the moment, he consistently seeks better ways to do business and improve his state.”
|Goodmon joins the ranks of those such as Elizabeth Dole, Maya Angelou, Bob Timberlake and Andy Griffith in receiving the N.C. Award. Other winners for 2000 include Public Service recipients Harlan Boyles, Jr. (the state’s treasurer for 24 yrs who will retire in January) and Henry Bowers (longtime arts advocate in Raleigh), Fine Arts recipient Tucker Cooke (painter & multi-media artist in Asheville), Science recipient William Fletcher
The 2000 N.C. Award winners. (Left to right) Jim Goodmon, Tucker Cooke, Henry Bowers, Harlan Boyles, William Fletcher & William Powell.
(retired mathematics professor at N.C. Central University), and Literature recipient William Powell (emeritus professor of history at UNC-CH).
The N.C. Awards were instituted by the General Assembly in 1961 to recognize “notable accomplishments by North Carolina citizens in the fields of scholarship, research, the fine arts and public leadership.”