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Winter weather revisits North Carolina, hitting the Piedmont Triad
A week after record tempera
tures sent thermometers to new
highs, snow showers and unex
pected flurries hit me ground Tues
day in parts of North Carolina and
About an inch of sleet, freez
ing rain and snow accumulated in
some areas of the state, especially
in mountainous regions of western
The snow arrived in the Pied
mont Triad region mid-afternoon
Tuesday after temperatures signifi
cantly dropped at the beginning of
After a strong cold front
moved into the mid-atlantic region
Monday night, the Elon commu
nity experienced strong winds and
winter like weather of freezing rain
and snow. Temperatures rose only
into the 40s in Elon College, and
wind chills dipped into the 30s.
Subfreezing temperatures are to let
up sometime today.
“It’s more like February,”
said an official with the National
Weather Service. He added that
the previously forecasted high tem
peratures seen this past week were
some 20 to 25 degrees above aver
age for this time of year.
The cold weather also
stretched into parts of Georgia and
South Carolina. Slightly milder
temperatures are expected tonight.
Temperatures on Friday are
likely to warm up to the mid-70s to
low-80s by Saturday into the week
end due to a high pressure system
anchoring over the region.
Christopher Young /Contributing Photographer
Winter weather hits Eton’s campus on Tuesday. Unseasonably warm temperatures were interrupted
with strong winds, freezing rain and snow.
Elon alum Marjorie Hunter,York Times, reporter dies at age 78
Courtesy of The New York Times
Marjorie Hunter, Elon class of ‘42 died April 10. As a New York Times reporter, Hunter covered politics
in Washington. Above she is pictured with President Gerald Ford in the Oval Office.
Marjorie Hunter, a 1942
graduate, and one of the nation’s
pioneering female journalists, died'
April 10 of acute leukemia.
Hunter was managing editor
of the Elon student newspaper. The
Maroon and Gold, the forerunner
to The Pendlum. She was also a
correspondent for the local paper.
The Burlington Times-News. Af
ter graduation, she worked as a
reporter for the Raleigh News and
Observer, the Houston Press and
the Winston-Salem Journal.
Hunter, Maggie to everyone
from copy boys to presidents,
joined the New York Times in 1961.
She covered Washii'.gton, break
ing through the male-only barrier
that existed in the 1960s.
In 1969, Hunter was elected
president of the Women’s National
She was inducted into the
North Carolina Journalism, Adver
tising and Public Relations Hall of
Fame in 1992. Her citation said: “A
firm believer in the watchdog func
tion of the press, Hunter gained
notoriety for a 1955 incident in
which she challenged the Appro
priations Committee’s right to con
vene in closed session and had to be
carried from the room while sitting
in her chair.”
Hunter was bom June2,1922,
in Bethany, W. Va., and grew up on
the campus of Elon College, where
her father was a professor.
Hunter was named Elon ’ s dis
tinguished alumnus of the year in
Her estate specifies that her
memorabilia, including personal
papers and historical photographs
beginning with the Kennedy and
Johnson eras, will be left to Elon.
She also left a bequest to Elon, and
a classroom will be named in her