Hats Off! to Lenard D. Moore of Wake County who was appointed to the North Carolina Awards Committee by governor Pat McCrory. The purpose of the committee is to advise the Secretary of Cultural Resources on forming and administering programs of North Carolina Awards and on selection of committees to select annual recipients. Moore is Assistant Professor of English at Mount Olive College and a poet, essayist, writer, and playwright. He was a 2014 recipient of the North Carolina Award for Literature.