A. C. Snow: “A newspaper columnist who delighted readers with country wisdom wrapped in elegant prose”

From a story on newsobserver.com by Josh Shaffer headlined “Columnist A. C. Snow dies after 70 years at NC newspapers and ‘a love affair with words'”:

A.C. Snow, the longtime News & Observer columnist who delighted readers with country wisdom wrapped in elegant prose for 70 years, died Friday in Raleigh.

He was 97, and had written his farewell column only two years before. Well into his 90s, he would grace the old McDowell Street newsroom in his canary yellow blazer, keeping a post in his old office on a corridor that by then had mostly been abandoned.