RALEIGH – The following are highlights from this week at the N.C. Department of Transportation. The stories below are also featured in
NCDOT Now, the department's weekly newscast.
DMV Employee Honored for 50 Years
Also celebrating a big milestone this year is Driver License Examiner Johnny Jackson Southard. As of Jan. 25, Southard has worked for the
Division of Motor Vehicles in Western North Carolina for 50 years. He is the longest current tenured employee in the DMV.
Commissioner Torre Jessup and other DMV officials honored Southard with a surprise visit and a letter of congratulations from Gov. Roy Cooper earlier this week.
Today, Southard works at the office in Clyde and he says he intends to continue doing so.
Watch for Me NC Applications
A reminder for North Carolina communities that the application deadline for participating in the 2021
Watch for Me NC Program is near. The nationally recognized program focuses on reducing bicycle and pedestrian injuries and deaths through public education and community partnerships with local law enforcement.
Communities selected to participate will receive free law enforcement training, technical assistance and safety tools. Applications are due by Feb. 1 and can be