By Katie Crumpler

The Johnston County Community Foundation awarded the annual Frances Finch Hobart for Voluntary Community Service to Dr. Norwood Williams. The award was established in 2006 to recognize and honor the tireless efforts of Frances Finch Hobart and the countless hours of community service she has given through the years. The intent of this award is to recognize an individual from Johnston County who demonstrates "vision, vitality, determination, selflessness, generosity and a full caring heart to his or her community."

Recipients are encouraged to name an organization that they feel deserves to receive a $750 grant from the Frances Finch Hobart endowment fund. Williams selected to support Serve the Need in Johnston County, Inc. This organization promotes volunteerism and connects community need with community resources.

Photograph on the home page: L-R Royal Williams, executive director of Serve the Need in Johnston County; Dr. Norwood Williams, this year's Hobart award winner; and Francis Hobart, the honor's namesake.

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