Pat Stith is regarded by some as the most feared man in Raleigh. Stith has been an investigative reporter at Raleigh’s News & Observer for 18 years. Stith is best known for his stories of “miscues and wrongdoing” in North Carolina state government. Stith attempts to tell the truth to readers each time he writes and to represent those who have been lied to. Examples of his stories and their effect on the state are profiled.