North Carolina Editor to Step Down

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(AP) After 47 years in journalism, Michael Rouse, editor of the Goldsboro News-Argus, will retire at the end of March.

Rouse started as a reporter for the News-Argus in North Carolina but left to join The Associated Press in Charlotte in 1961. He returned to Goldsboro 36 years later after working for the AP and for newspapers in Durham and Fayetteville.

Rouse also was involved with the North Carolina Press Association in the 1970s and ’80s, lobbying for openness in government as legislative chairman.

In retirement, Rouse will continue to contribute editorials to the News-Argus.

News-Argus Publisher Hal Tanner Junior said a successor for Rouse will be announced within the next week.

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