News & Observer Publisher Orage Quarles III Retires

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Orage Quarles III announced his retirement as publisher of The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C. He was president and publisher of the paper for  16 years as president and publisher.

He began his career with Gannett and later joined McClatchy in 1993 and came to The N&O in 2000 after stints as publishers in South Carolina and then at The Modesto (Calif.) Bee.

His career has spanned more than four decades and he was named Publisher of the Year by Editor & Publisher in 2002 and was chairman of the Newspaper Association of America from 2001 to 2002. He is on the board of the Freedom Forum, which oversees the Newseum in Washington, D.C., and is a former board member of The Associated Press.

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