White joins RCNH staff

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2005

AHOSKIE – He’s back.

An old face can now be found in an old place as Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald Publisher Jeff Findley announced earlier this week that Thadd White of Windsor has joined the news/sports staff on a full-time basis.

Over the past 18 months, White has worked part-time in the News-Herald sports department. His new, full-time duties will see the Bertie County native serve the R-C News-Herald readers as Sports Editor and Staff Writer.

&uot;Since returning to the News-Herald a year and a half ago, I have been very fortunate to renew old friendships and make new ones in the schools of the Roanoke-Chowan area,&uot; White said. &uot;Those friendships, coupled with the opportunity to work with quality people such as Jeff Findley, Cal Bryant and the staff of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald on a daily basis was something I couldn’t pass up.&uot;

He added, &uot;I very much look forward to renewing those same bonds with those we cover in the news area of our paper. I am proud to be returning to the staff of my hometown newspaper.&uot;

Findley noted that making the decision to add White to the RCNH news department was an easy one.

&uot;Thadd brings a wealth of knowledge to this newspaper because he has previously worked in our profession, here and at other publications,&uot; Findley stated. &uot;We are extremely happy to have him onboard.&uot;

White launched his newspaper career with the R-C News-Herald in 1988 where he served as a Sports Writer. After attending Campbell University, White returned to journalism – serving as a Sports and Staff Writer at this newspaper as well as Scotland Neck Commonwealth from 1991-94.

His career continued with a brief stop in Williamston as a Staff Writer at The Enterprise and later as Lead Reporter and Sports Editor of The Roanoke Beacon in Plymouth. He returned again to the News-Herald as a Staff Writer from 1995-97 and Senior Sports Writer from 2003 until this week.

&uot;From early on in my journalistic career, my goal was to one day succeed Cal Bryant as Sports Editor of this publication,&uot; White concluded. &uot;Having learned from him almost all of what I know about this business, the chance to be a successor – not to fill his shoes – is an opportunity I am both humbled by and grateful for.&uot;

White, a 1989 graduate of Bertie High School, is the son of Sylvia Hughes of Windsor and Thadd White Sr. of Askewville. He is the father of one son, Alex.