McIntyre receives prestigious "Order of the Long Leaf Pine"
LUMBERTON, NC (WECT) - Retiring Seventh District Congressman Mike McIntyre was inducted into The Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian honor bestowed in the state of North Carolina.
McIntyre received a certificate and pin marking the induction from Ricky Leinwand, a member of town council in Elizabethtown, at a celebration at the Southeastern Agricultural Center in McIntyre's hometown of Lumberton.
According to a news release, the award was given in recognition of McIntyre's long-time devotion and service to the people of North Carolina.
First elected in 1996 to replace Charlie Rose as the representative from the state's Seventh Congressional District, McIntyre is serving his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives. McIntyre announced in January that he had decided not to run for re-election to a tenth term.
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