George Hart Lawrence III dies

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George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf

George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and journalism teacher died Monday, Jan. 2, at the age of 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media as a writer, editor and associate publisher. His career included 15 years at the News & Observer in Raleigh, following time at the Gaston Gazette in Gastonia, The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and the Cary News.

After leaving the newspaper industry, Lawrence taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates.

George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf
George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf
George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf
George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf
George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf
George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf
George Hart Lawrence III, longtime journalist, communications consultant and larger than life North Carolinian, died Monday in Goldsboro. He was 58.

Lawrence spent 23 years in the media, as a writer, editor and associate publisher, including 15 years at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where he oversaw news coverage in Chapel Hill and Durham and led the paper's expansion in the western Triangle. Previously, he was city editor of the Gastonia Gazette, news editor of The Daily Advance in Elizabeth City and sports editor of The Cary News.

He was also an involved volunteer in the Bull City, where he was a member of the Downtown Durham Rotary Club and the Duke-Durham campaign. He served on the boards of the Carolina Theatre of Durham, the N.C. Museum of Life and Science and Downtown Durham Inc.

After leaving the newspaper business, he taught journalism at the UNC School of Media and Journalism and formed his own communications consulting firm, G.H. Lawrence & Associates. He directed media events and public affairs strategy for nonprofits across the state, including Be Active North Carolina, the Medicare Rx Access Network and the N.C. Community Development Initiative.

Lawrence was born in Port Chester, N.Y. and grew up in Goldsboro, where he graduated from Goldsboro High School and was a state-ranked tennis player. He earned his undergraduate degree from N.C. State University.

Lawrence had varied hobbies — finding American Indian artifacts, hunting deer with his father, roasting oysters at parties and collecting Rock 'n' Roll memorabilia. He was a huge Wolfpack fan and lover of poetry and great writing. He could quote a Gram Parsons lyric in the same breath as an Ernest Hemingway novel, and he could weave a story like no one else.

He was a member of the N.C. Council for Entrepreneurial Development, the N.C. Press Association, the N.C. Archaeological Society and the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/newsobserver/obituary.aspx?n=george-hart-lawrence&pid=183314597#sthash.EOVDpKlk.dpuf