by Tammie Gercken/The News Herald
The Rotary Club of Morganton has announced its choice for the 2016 Distinguished Person of the Year.
Morganton native Scott Whisnant is a retired attorney who has a long history of service to the community.
Whisnant graduated from Morganton High School in 1968 and already knew he wanted to practice law.
“It was a childhood hope, and that’s what I geared my undergraduate work for,” Whisnant said.