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Roy Parker graduated from Wake Forest College in 1915; enlisted in the service at the outbreak of World War I; and later went to sea with the U.S. Navy. He eventually returned to his home in Hertford County and now publishes four different newspapers. He was recently elected president of the North Carolina Press Association.
The only newspaper publishing corporation that has profit sharing features in its articles can be found in Ahoskie, North Carolina. This town is the headquarters of the Parker Brothers, publishers of four weekly newspapers in the Roanoke-Chowan section. J. Roy Parker and his younger brother Mayon have had a hard road to travel in the newspaper business but they have won out and now control the Hertford County Herald, The Bertie Ledger-Advance, the Gates County Index, and the Jackson News.