Monday, February 27, 2012

A tribute to a deserving journalist

When he was writing about North Carolina politics, Jack Betts made you smarter. When he wrote about baseball or boating or barbecue, he made you smile.

Jack and his signature bowties retired from The Charlotte Observer last year after 40 years as a journalist and almost 20 writing editorials and columns for the Observer. He was regarded as one of, perhaps the, most astute observers of North Carolina government. The Sunday paper has long given you must-reads, and for many folks Jack Betts' column on the Sunday Viewpoint page was at the top of that list.

The N.C. Center for Voter Education last week recognized Jack for his lifetime of contributions to North Carolina by naming him the winner of its Robert Morgan Service Award.

Watch this video to learn more about Jack and his contributions to good government, and go to to meet the other winners:


Anonymous said...

Wow. A liberal organization (and if you don't believe me, just research their positions and their board) recognizes an old-fashioned, Clyde Cooper's-barbecue-eating Democrat who knew all the dirty secrets about the NC Democratic machine and took it easy on them his entire career. After all, it's the least they could do for keeping their dirty laundry out of sight, correct?