FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TUESDAY, FEB. 13, 2007
||Matt Buchanan, manager
WNC Agricultural Center
Longtime WNC Ag Center worker receives NCDA&CS Employee of the Month
Beverly Vines receives the NCDA&CS January Employee of the Month honor from Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler | Download a high res version
RALEIGH - Beverly Ingle Vines of Asheville was honored as the January Employee of the Month for her many years of service to the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services and residents of Western North Carolina. Vines retired Feb. 1 with more than 35 years of state service.
Vines was nominated by several co-workers for her warm personality, friendly smile and helpful demeanor. She began working for the Western N.C. Ag Center before the first building was completed and has had a hand in every event, fair and meeting at the facility since then. In addition to being an assistant to the facility manager, she handled contracts, scheduling, billing and collection, certificates of insurance and permits for all events.
"Miss Beverly has literally been the foundation of the WNC Ag Center since its beginning," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "We will miss her dearly, but are happy to bestow this well-deserved honor upon her."
Vines graduated from Lee Edwards High School and attended Cecil's Business College. She married the late Patrick Vines and had four children, three of whom are living. She is a member of Asheville Gospel Chapel and enjoys gardening, crafts and playing the piano in her spare time.