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February 4, 2014 

Best Lawyers in America

Two lawyers with N.C. law firm Smith Debnam, John W. Narron, of Wendell, and Thurston Debnam, of Zebulon, have been named “Best Lawyers in America.” Narron is the head of Smith Debnam’s litigation practice and served on the firm’s executive committee. He has been a partner with Smith since 1987. Debnam is one of the founding partners of Smith Debnam, and is the section head of the business law practice group.

UNC Pembroke honors announced

Carmen Aguilar Johnson, of Zebulon, has been named to the UNC Pembroke Chancellors List for the Fall 2013 semester. Named to the honors list were Michael Dorian Baker, of Zebulon; Kaitlyn T. Regi, Rebekah Webb Warrick, and Jordan Tayler Wright, all of Knightdale; and Samantha Jean Faggiana, of Wendell. Students are eligible for the Chancellor’s List if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.7 while passing at least 12 semester hours of course work; none of the 12 hours may be Pass/Fail. Students are eligible for the Honors List if they achieve a minimum semester quality point average of 3.2 while passing at least 12 semester hours of course work.

App State honors

Appalachian State University has released its list of students who have earned Chancellor’s and Dean’s List honors, and students who have earned their degrees for the 2013 Fall semester.

Knightdale Chancellor’s List: Sophie Kathleen May, Elizabeth Dale Oestreich, and Seth Karlton Wheeler.

Wendell Chancellor’s List: Bekah Dawn Morton and Jonathan Stout.

Zebulon Chancellor’s List: Laura Nicole Mallard.

Knightdale Dean’s List: Lindsay Nicole Cardamone, Nicholas Carmen Ferrell, Christian D. Gardner, Emily Elizabeth Goodall, Hailey Katherine Goodall, Rabeetah Hasnain, Gracyn Noelle Johnson, Lauren Michelle Moseley, Emily Oakley, Brooke Proctor, and Melissa Erin Wall.

Wednell Dean’s List: Amy Kathleen Burnett, Austin Lee Olive, and Phillip Jerome Shuler.

Zebulon Dean’s List: Charlie David Hawkins III, Evan Robert Montgomery, Henry Robert Neal, and Dylan Joseph Sabia.

Knightdale graduation: Sophie Kathleen May graduated Summu Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Sustainable Development.

Wendell graduation: Mandy Lea Stevenson earned Master of Arts in Educational Media.

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