Harrisburg Mayor Steve Sciascia received the Order of the Long Leaf Pine this week from Gov. Pat McCrory.
The mayor was recognized Wednesday for raising awareness about the issue of underage drinking.
He received the state’s highest civilian award at the initial meeting of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Task Force in Raleigh. McCrory created the task force.
Sciascia served eight years on the Town Council before being sworn in as mayor in December.