LOUISBURG, N.C.—A Louisburg College alumnus recently received one of North Carolina’s highest honors. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine was presented to the Honorable James F. Ammons, Jr., ’75, a Cumberland County Chief Superior Court judge. “Every one of you here is guilty of conspiracy,” a surprised Ammons told cronies after receiving the award in the Ammons courtroom on behalf of Governor Pat McCrory.
Since its creation in 1963, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine has been presented to honor persons who have a proven record of service or other special achievement in the State of North Carolina, and to others as a gesture of friendship and good will. Past recipients include Maya Angelou, William “Bill” Friday, Andy Griffith, Oprah Winfrey and Billy Graham, as well as Louisburg College friends and benefactors E. Carroll Joyner and Roddy Jones.
About Louisburg College
Related by faith to The United Methodist Church, Louisburg College is the oldest two-year residential college in the nation, and the only one in North Carolina. With a student body of 700 students, over 90 percent of Louisburg graduates continue their education at four-year schools. Learn more at www.louisburg.edu.