Monday, August 10, 2009

Former News-Star Editor Margaret Ritchie Succumbs to Cancer

Sad to report that Margaret Ritchie, former Clayton News Star Editor, passed away Saturday,following a recurrence of cancer. Details on the Clayton News-Star website. Here's the post on the Clayton News Star website...

Cancer claims retired CNS editor


Margaret Ritchie, the editor who guided The Clayton News-Star for more than a decade after it was bought by Publisher Stewart McLeod in the mid-1990s, died Saturday at her home following a recurrence of cancer.

An award-winning journalist who came to the News-Star following a distinguished career as an editor with The Raleigh Times, Ritchie was diagnosed in May with a recurrence of malignant melanoma, which was first discovered a decade ago. She retired from the News-Star in 2007.

Visitation will be 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at McLaurin Funeral Home, 12830 U.S. 70 Business in Clayton. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at McLaurin.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Wake County.

Full details on Ritchie's career in journalism, including her years with the News-Star, will appear in the Aug. 12 issue of the paper.

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