Common Cause Honors CBC Chief Executive

Common Cause Honors CBC Chief Executive

Capitol Broadcasting Company President & CEO Jim Goodmon received the Plott Hound Courage Award from Common Cause North Carolina at the 2000 Democracy Awards dinner on Friday, December 8th. The annual event took place at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, beginning at 6:00pm.


Jim Goodmon
CBC President & CEO

Six awards were presented during the evening. Goodmon’s award recognized his diligent and groundbreaking offering of free airtime to political candidates by CBC’s various broadcasting entities. The award is named for the North Carolina state dog, the Plott Hound. This NC breed of hound is known for being incredibly smart, skillful and stubborn; when it catches or “trees” its prey, it won’t quit.

Other award winners included state Rep. Wayne Goodwin of Rockingham, Charlotte Observer columnist Jack Betts, former U.S. Sen. Robert Morgan, Tom

Coulson of Marshall and Assistant director of the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation Joe Kilpatrick.

Common Cause is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizen’s lobbying organization that promotes open, honest and accountable government. The group is supported by the dues and contributions of its over 250,000 members nationwide.

Officially adopted as the State Dog of North Carolina on August 12, 1989, the Plott Hound breed originated in the mountains of North Carolina around 1750 and is the only breed known to have originated in this state. The Plott Hound is a legendary hunting dog known as a courageous fighter and tenacious tracker. The breed is also a gentle and extremely loyal companion to the hunters of North Carolina.

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