Police hold suspects on the road in Greensboro, N.C. after gunfire erupted at a "Death to the Klan" march in this Nov. 3, 1979, file photo. 
(AP Photo/Greensboro Daily News, File)

Winston Cavin: 1979 Nazi-Klan Shootings

The Durham native and former News & Observer night editor, a UNC grad who decided early to be a reporter, talks about the “the high-wire act of journalism” on the night cops beat, and his love for the unpredictability of what lay ahead each day in the newsroom, a colorful place in the 1970s. But Cavin, who by 1979 progressed to city hall reporter at the Greensboro Daily News, where he worked from 1976-82, had the most unpredictable and important assignment of his career on Nov. 3, 1979.

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Nick Meglin: A Mad Perspective

As the “funny kid from Brooklyn,” Nick Meglin assumed humor and art would always be part of his life. Although he intended to become a book illustrator, Meglin found himself instead in the offices of Mad Magazine, where he was part of the editorial staff for almost 50 years. One …

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Edith Batson: Folksy, Not Fancy

Telling stories. Reporting. Explaining ideas. That is what Edith Batson, 87, of Burgaw, North Carolina, does for readers of the Pender-Topsail Post …