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Former WRAL reporter dies

A television news trailblazer passed away this week. Oscar Smith, 79, was the first black reporter for WRAL-TV.

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Oscar Smith

A television news trailblazer passed away Tuesday.

Oscar Smith, 79, was the first black reporter for WRAL-TV. He started at the station in March 1972.

After leaving the station, he held positions in state government and was most recently was a columnist for The Carolinian newspaper.

Funeral arrangements are pending.

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