Tom Bost, the former business editor of The Sentinel in Winston-Salem, N.C., died recently at the age of 89.
Paul Garber of The Winston-Salem Journal writes, “Bost earned a journalism degree from UNC Chapel Hill in 1944. Before joining the Journal in 1953, he had been a reporter for the Greensboro Daily News and also worked at the Statesville Daily Record, where he was a part-owner until the newspaper was sold in 1979.
“In Winston-Salem, he started out as a reporter for the Journal, then switched to The Sentinel — an afternoon newspaper that closed in 1985 — where he worked as a reporter and editor.
“He was named business editor of The Sentinel in 1968 and held the position until September 1979, when he left to pursue freelance work.
“Jo Dawson, who worked on the copy desk for The Sentinel during Bost’s time there, described Bost as a hardworking, cheerful colleague who was devoted to newspapers.”
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