“The Old Man” unlocks the key to Lexington

The Old Man” unlocks the key to Lexington
The Lexington native and reality star is honored with the Key to City

The Star of “Pawn Stars” on HISTORY, Richard B. “The Old Man” Harrison, is being honored in his hometown of Lexington, NC with the Key to the City given to him by Lexington’s Mayor, Newell Clark. The ceremony will take place Tuesday, May 29 inside City Hall at 8:30 a.m. where Mr. Harrison will receive the key and proclamation.

“The Old Man” will travel back to his roots of Lexington, NC with his wife Joanne, to accept the honor from the city where his life and career started. The 20 year veteran of the U.S. Navy has never forgotten where he came from and has always acknowledged the city of Lexington for all it has done for him and his family.

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