Former publisher remembered as mentor, friend


The Rocky Mount Telegram lost a valued friend and influence this week when former publisher Mark Wilson lost his 10-year battle with brain cancer.

Wilson began serving as the publisher of the Rocky Mount Telegram in 2013 and continued in that role until he retired in 2018 at the age of 67. However, his contribution to the newspaper business spanned 41 years.

During that time, he held various positions at papers including the (Raleigh) News and Observer, Zebulon Record/Gold Leaf Farmer, Suffolk News Herald, Florence Morning News, The (Greenville) Daily Reflector and the Rocky Mount Telegram.

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