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Gene Roberts never got too big for his britches

Gene Roberts never got too big for his britches

by Jock Lauterer Director Carolina Community Media Project Everyone needs a hero. Gene Roberts is mine. Arguably the most decorated living Tar Heel journalist, the 75-year-old Roberts started small before becoming a national figure. But even when he reached the top, he never turned into what my mama used to call “Mr. Big Britches,” — never forgetting or denigrating his… Read more →

According to the next governor…

According to the next governor…

by Jock Lauterer Director Carolina Community Media Project Here at the annual summer convention of the North Carolina Press Association in Asheville, the assembled members of the Fourth Estate are hearing this morning from gubernatorial candidates Pat McCrory and Bev Perdue. As Tabor-Loris Tribune editor Deuce Niven said, “One of ’em will be the next governor!” Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat… Read more →