Beatrice Cobb -- The legacy of a newswoman

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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 7:43 pm

“When news of Miss Cobb’s death came clacking over the teletypes, one almost expected clocks to stop in North Carolina’s newsrooms,” wrote Charlotte Observer reporter Kay Gary on Sept. 12, 1959, the day after long-time News Herald publisher Beatrice Cobb died.

As an accomplished newspaper woman, feisty business owner, caring community activist and prudent political leader, news of Cobb’s death was not only big enough to capture headlines in one of the largest newspapers in the state, it also garnered the release of statements from U.S. senators and touching editorials from colleagues and competitors.

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