Yoder has served on the local board 12 years but was defeated in the Republican Primary in May. Jeff Peal will take his seat after being elected earlier this month.
The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. The Order of the Long Leaf Pine is presented to individuals who have a proven record of extraordinary service to the state. Contributions to their communities, extra effort in their careers, and many years of service to their organizations are some of the guidelines by which recipients are selected for this award. The honor is most often presented when a person retires.
Yoder will be in the studio Thursday on a special edition of “Ask Harbinson and Brzykcy” The show will begin at 5pm.