I could always count on my mother to deliver me the news, good or bad.

Whenever I called my parents in North Carolina, it was Mom who gave me the scoop on what was going on with my family and friends.

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Press Senior Reporter

Robert Houk has served as a journalist and photographer at the Press since 1987. He is a recipient of the Associated Press Managing Editors Malcom Law Award for investigative reporting.

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