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Hoover Adams

Hoover Adams, American newspaper founder. Named Man of the Year City of Dunn's, 1980.


  • Adams, Hoover was born on March 6, 1920 in Dunn, North Carolina, United States.

  • Education

    • Graduate, Dunn High School, 1937. Doctor of Humanity (honorary), Campbell University.


    • Reporter Charlotte Observer. Reporter, editor, partner Dunn Dispatch. Owner, editor Daily Record, retired.


    Past president Dunn Area Chamber of Commerce. Former chairman Raleigh Federal Services Bank. Presidential board advisory Campbell University.

    Board trustees Heritage Bible College, Dunn. Former chairman board Eastern Carolina Regional Housing Authority, Goldsboro. President General William C. Lee Airborne Museum.

    Chairman Dunn Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Press consultant, campaign aide to former United States Sen. Robert Morgan; board directors Airborne Museum, Fayetteville.

    With United States Army, European Theatre of Operations. Member Rotary (former president, Paul Harris fellow), Masons, Shriners, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars.


    • Married Mellicent Stalder. Children: Brent, Maere Kay Adams Lashmight, Bart.
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    • 1937
      Dunn High School