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Who will lead The Paper's newsroom?


We’re not fooling around. The Paper’s editorial team of experienced reporters will be led by Bill Poteat. Bill is a former editor & political reporter of The News Herald, a teacher at East Burke High School and Draughn High School and a former columnist and reporter for the Gastonia Gazette. He’s earned multiple North Carolina Press Association First Place Awards for editorials, business writing, and serious, critical and humorous columns.