Join us for the Zebulon Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Awards Banquet on Thursday, February 23.
Celebrate the year and hear from Mayor Matheny as he announces this years' Citizen of the Year for Zebulon.
We look forward to seeing you there as we recognize our Board members, look back at 2016 in review, and cast a vision for 2017!
About our Emcee :John Clark is co-anchor of the ABC11 Eyewitness News morning newscast, weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m., as well as co-anchor of Eyewitness News at Noon. He also reports periodically for ABC11's evening newscasts and participates in special broadcasts and projects. John joined the Eyewitness News team in 1992.
Prior to his work at ABC11, John anchored and reported news for WKRN-TV in Nashville, Tennessee, WECT-TV in Wilmington, North Carolina, and WFNC-AM in Fayetteville, North Carolina. John started his journalism career in 1981, and he's covered it all: weather emergencies, crime and punishment, political races, consumer issues, human interest stories, even celebrity interviews.
A native of Philadelphia, John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from Penn State University. He and his wife, Val, are the proud parents of adult twins, Jasmine and Matthew. Besides spending time with his family, John enjoys movies and books, and is active in his church.
About our speaker: Capitan Carlton (Buddy) Puryear, USN (retired) will be speaking to us on his experience in the Navy, how those experiences prepared him for 9/11 and have led him to where he is today with his humanitarian work. Captain Puryear's many accomplishments include being the Commanding Officer of the USS SPADEFISH (SSN 663) in Norfolk, VA and his final tour in the U.S. Navy was as the Professor of Naval Science at Duke University, UNC Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State.