Ned Cline has written biographies of Joseph Bryan and other major figures in Greensboro and North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame and served as a renowned political reporter and later managing editor of the News & Record.
Howard Covington has written biographies of Terry Sanford and Henry Frye, among others. As a reporter, he was a member of The Charlotte Observer team that won the Pulitzer Prize for a series on brown-lung disease among textile workers. He also served as executive city editor of the News and Record