Hunt, Wright win LRCOG awards

Hoke County Attorney Grady Hunt and Raeford-Hoke County Economic Development Director Will Wright received awards this month from the Lumber River Council of Governments (LRCOG) for their efforts serving with the organization.

Hunt received the Rural Planning Organization Transportation Advisory Committee Member of the Year award. Hunt has served as Hoke County local government legal counsel since 2012.

He has served on the state Board of Transportation since 2017. He attended Pembroke State University, and the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Wright received the Dr. Stanly Richardson Award for Workforce Development Board Member of the Year. Born and raised in Hoke County, Wright is the owner of W.J. Wright Realty Co. He graduated from Hoke High School and Wake Forest University, where he earned a degree in Business and Accountancy.

He has been Hoke County’s economic development director since 2018. He is an Elder at Bethel Presbyterian Church.

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