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Herb Greenberg, owner of Rocky Mount's WHIG-TV, dies

Posted May 18, 2014
Updated May 19, 2014

— Herb Greenberg, owner of WHIG-TV in Rocky Mount, died of a heart attack Sunday.

After his textile plant closed in 1997, Greenberg started WHIG to be more involved in the area. The station broadcasts community events, from city council meetings to parades and festivals, and produces local talk shows.

“Always behind the scenes at the heart of so many good things happening in our area,” the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce said of Greenberg on its website after presenting him with their Woody Brown Award in 2013. “The recipient boldly stepped out into uncharted territory, developed a vision and executed a plan to support the area. In so doing, this person became one of our area’s most passionate, community-oriented individuals.”

Funeral arrangements were not immediately available Sunday night.


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  • jej4560 May 19, 2014

    Herb was a terrific man when I knew him with the JC's back in the 80's. Im saddened to see him pass. Deepest sympathies go out to his family

  • Obamacare returns again May 19, 2014

    Who was this guy?

  • Knightwolf May 19, 2014

    I fondly remember Herb as an OUTSTANDING past president of the Rocky Mount Jaycees. RIP my friend.