ARHS recognizes Highsmith

Published 8:58 am Wednesday, July 5, 2017

ELIZABETH CITY – The Albemarle Regional Health System’s Board of Health has recognized Bertie County native Don Highsmith for his 25 years of service and dedication to the local community.

Don Highsmith (left) is shown receiving his service award from ARHS Director Battle Betts.

Highsmith serves as the Environmental Health Program Coordinator for the Bertie County Health Department, which is one of seven counties in the regional system.

He is a 1991 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel and remains a diehard Tar Heels fan.

Currently, he also serves as a deacon, as well as the Sunday School Director, at Ross Baptist Church, and has done so for over 20 years.

During sport seasons, Highsmith spends a great deal of time couching his niece and nephew in baseball, basketball, and soccer. He takes pride in his role as an uncle to both Sawyer and Summer Mizelle.

Highsmith was born to Donnie and Dorothy Highsmith of Colerain.

Over the last 25 years, Highsmith has been faithfully dedicated to his work as Bertie County’s Environmental Health Specialist, and is staple member of this community.