One thing I have learned is that good friends have other good friends. This is a series of stories about “friends of my friends”. The post below is the story for September 21, 2015.
My goal in 2015 is to learn or get re-acquainted with 365 people and doing a daily post on the “the friend of a friend” is helping me get closer to my goal.
The church I attend has a family that I love to see because of their children’s energy and enthusiasm. In fact they stopped by our house last Thursday as we hosted a neighborhood “meet and greet” event for a Lumberton Mayoral Candidate named Don Metzger.
Picture below includes Don’s grandchildren (l-r) Connor, Molly, and Lauren Metzger with Don Metzger.
The father and husband of this special family is Danny Britt. Danny is from Tar Heel, NC and is a leader and friend that I admire. He is someone I respect because he has a number of core values that I believe to be important. He is hard-working, loyal, active in our community and church, and has been willing to serve our country.
Danny is very involved politically and I was glad he came out to support Don Metzger on Thursday. He stays active with the Republican Party and knows a large number of elected officials.
Danny shown with NC Governor Pat McCrory from June 2015 when the Governor was in Whiteville, NC.
While still in high school Danny enlisted in the North Carolina National Guard as a private. After graduating from high school he attended Appalachian State University where he walked on and played football graduating Magna Cum Laude in Boone, North Carolina with a B.S. in Political Science and concentration in pre-legal studies.
After his graduation from App State in 2000, Danny immediately enrolled in law school in Oklahoma. Following law school in 2003 Danny joined a firm in Elizabethtown North Carolina working for a few years before taking a job with the Robeson County District Attorney’s office. Danny served as a Superior Court prosecutor and prosecuted numerous serious cases in the criminal courts of Robeson County as an Assistant District Attorney including solo prosecution on first degree murder cases.
It was during this time as a prosecutor that he served his country as a military prosecutor in the Judge Advocate General Corps serving in Iraq under the command of the 25th Infantry Division.
When he got back after his tour in Iraq he opened up the Britt Law Practice which is located on North Court Square adjacent to the Robeson County Courthouse in Lumberton, NC. Danny practice specializes in criminal, family, and military law.
Danny has two small children Carter and Annsley that are worshiped by our church congreation, their Walnut Street neighbors, and their many friends.
Danny has been married to Jill Cassady Britt since 2007.
The Friend-DANNY BRITT
The Friend of the Friend-JILL CASSADY BRITT
The Iowa Farm Girl
Communities to be vibrant need diversity. Diversity is not just ethnicity or race. It is also age gender, and one other aspect that often gets overlooked locally is geographical diversity. Having people in your community from somewhere else can enrich everything. Jill Cassady Britt brings that to Lumberton, NC
Jill grew up on farm in Martensdale, Iowa which is a long way from Lumberton, NC. In fact it is about 1200 miles. She attended Iowa State University and also worked on her master’s degree in teacher education at UNC Pembroke.
I love the fact Jill is from the Midwest and has a different perspective on some things but shares common bonds with us in many other areas.
Jill has two very young and precocious children and that can be taxing on a mom. As hard as it might be when she looks at her two adorable children it makes the effort worth it.
Jill has to get her two children ready for school, for church, herself to work, take care of her house, and get the kids to after school activities, and still find time to exercise. She has to juggled all of that in a single day. I am not sure how but I do know that she does get it all done. I am glad that our community and neighborhood has the diversity of a Iowa farm girl as a mom, wife, and friend in our neighborhood. We all are better off for it.