Charles Von Cannon recognized as a Mayor's Hero.

John Thompson • Jan 17, 2018 at 7:36 PM

ELIZABETHTON — Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey saluted one of his most loyal allies on the County Commission on Tuesday night with the designation as one of the Mayor’s Heroes.

Humphrey recognized Charles Von Cannon’s many years of service to his county and to his country during a brief ceremony prior to the opening of the January session of the County Commission.

Among the numerous accomplishments recognized were Von Cannon’s service in the Navy; his successful career as an educator at both the high school and collegiate level; his success as a businessman, which extends to the present day with his operation of a business incubator operation in the old Bemberg Rayon plant; and his efforts at both the county level and the state level as an industrial recruiter.

Von Cannon has been active in many areas of the county government since he became a commissioner, including the Carter County Landfill Committee, where he has been a strong advocate of expanding the county’s recycling program.

In addition to recognizing Von Cannon as one of the Mayor’s Heroes, Humphrey also recognized five other Carter Countians. Those were:

• Carter Isaacs.

• Wade Rumley.

• Harry Stout.

• Heather and Darrel Turbyfill.


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