Anthony Hamilton receives Mecklenburg County’s highest honor

Hamilton is the latest recipient of the county’s Order of the Hornet award.

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Anthony Hamilton, Order of the Hornet recipient

Charlotte native Anthony Hamilton can add Order of the Hornet to his long list of accolades.

City leaders presented the Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer with Mecklenburg County’s highest award during Tuesday’s Board of County Commissioners’ meeting.

The Order of the Hornet, established in 1972, is given to honorees “who have displayed valor or high order of service uniquely and specifically to the citizens of Mecklenburg County.”

Besides his impact on the entertainment industry, County Commissioner Trevor Fuller noted Hamilton’s humanitarian work with local nonprofits like Men’s Shelter of Charlotte, the Salvation Army Center of Hope, Second Harvest Food Bank and A Child’s Place.

“It’s important to reach back and give someone else a helping hand,” Hamilton said. “I was born and raised in this great city, and if I can step in to help provide a better way of life for others, we will all succeed.”

Hamilton most recently received the Masked Honoree Award during the 2019 Mayor’s Ball benefiting the United Negro College Fund. He’s also an ambassador for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and a spokesman for the Court Appointed Special Advocates.


Katrina Louis is managing editor of qcitymetro.com who can always find something to do in Charlotte. She’s an offline hustler (and has the shirt to prove it) but when online, find her on Instagram and Twitter.

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