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Capitol Broadcasting Chief Named 'Tar Heel Of Year'

Posted December 29, 2003 6:28 a.m. EST

— The head of the WRAL family is the newest member of a distinguished group.

The News and Observer

named Capitol Broadcasting president and CEO Jim Goodmon its 2003 Tar Heel of the Year.

Editors chose Goodmon for his dedication to community efforts within the Triangle, as well as his efforts on the national level to influence the debate over media ownership rules.

Goodmon joins a short, yet distinguished list of North Carolinians to receive the honor.

The inaugural award went to Bank of America executive Hugh McColl in 1997. Other recipients include evangelist Franklin Graham, University of North Carolina system president Molly Broad and North Carolina State University women's basketball coach Kay Yow.