- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A University of South Carolina history professor is among those being honored for work in historic preservation.

Robert Weyeneth (WY’-ah-neth) is receiving the 2015 Governor’s Award in Historic Preservation during a ceremony Friday at the Statehouse. Weyeneth teaches public history, historic preservation and American social and environmental history.

York Mayor Edward Lee is also receiving an award reserved for elected officials. In part, Lee is being honored for his work forming a coalition to address preservation of the York County Courthouse.

These awards and others are being presented by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster. Sponsored by the Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation, the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and the Office of the Governor, the awards recognize significant achievement and lifelong dedication in support of historic preservation.

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