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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Phoebe Zerwick: Telling Stories, Doing Good

The summer before she entered graduate school at Columbia University, Phoebe Zerwick wrote police briefs in Westchester County, New York. Westchester is just 30 minutes north of Zerwick’s hometown, New York City — but writing articles was a foreign experience. Upon returning to the newsroom one day after combing through …

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 …