Jim worked for 45 years in the newspaper business, serving as editor and publisher at newspapers in Ohio, California, Florida and North Carolina.
He moved to North Carolina 18 years again to manage and lead the daily newspaper in Forest City. During that time, he was actively involved in community activities, including founding Leadership Rutherford, which is a nine-month leadership training program. More than 300 county residents have been graduated from this program.
His son, Jeff, and his daughter-in-law, Jessica, live in Asheville, where Jeff is Chief Information Office at the University of North Carolina campus in Asheville.
233 Charlotte Rd
Rutherfordton, NC 28139