This week’s Hometown Hero, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, is Bruce Ballentine! Ballentine is a civil engineer who has spent the last few years managing development of Weaver’s Grove in Orange County as a volunteer, and recently recieved the highest volunteer honor in the state of North Carolina: the Governor’s Medallion for Lifetime Achievement!

Listen to this week’s Hometown Hero segment below, and check in next week for another recognition of someone who is making a difference in our community!

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