Asheville Watchdog publisher Bob Gremillion, a former Tribune Publishing Co. executive, came out of retirement to help start the nonprofit news organization. Behind him, left to right, are Watchdogs managing editor Peter Lewis, investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winner Sally Kestin, reporter and columnist John Boyle, editor Gail Meadows, and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Bill Robertson. // Watchdog photo by Zane Meyer-Thornton

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