Davie author earns state historians’ award

Published 2:37 pm Tuesday, December 19, 2023

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A Davie writer earned an award of excellence for about the historick Shallow Ford.

The N.C. Society of Historians (NCSH) conducted its 81st Annual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11. Founded in 1941, NCSH has recognized excellence in preserving and perpetuating North Carolina history every year since its inception, except for one in which the US was involved in World War II.

“Historic Shallow Ford in Yadkin Valley,” written by Marcia D. Phillips and published by Arcadia Press in 2022, earned the Award of Excellence for its qualities of being well written and beautiful, according Maxine McCall, president of the NCSH. This honor is awarded for valuable contributions toward the preservation and perpetuation of North Carolina history.

The book can be purchased at the Davie County Public Library where the author is often available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.