T. Wingate Lassiter
Journalist Historian Photographer

• Staff Reporter, The Twin City Sentinel, Winston-Salem, 1969-72

• Staff Writer, The Smithfield Herald, 1972-77
• Editor, The Smithfield Herald, 1977-94

• Editor & publisher, the Smithfield-Selma Sun, 1997-98 (online edition continues in place)

• Creator & publisher, Hometown Living magazine, a bi-annual publication of the Smithfield-Selma Area Chamber of Commerce, 1995-2004

• Creator & publisher, North Carolina’s I-95/Midland/Johnston County Explorer, 1999-2003

Publishing contractor, N.C. Department of Transportation Rail Division, 2000-2002

• Website developer & manager, 2000-present

• Editor & publisher, the Smithfield Weekly Sun, online newspaper launched January 2019

• Director, Johnston County Heritage Center, 2003-2014

• Co-author (with my father), editor & publisher, Johnston County: 1746-1996, a narrative history book, 1996; updated & reprinted as Johnston County: its history since 1746, in 2004 (click on image below for link to Heritage Center's book store and online purchases)

Recently re-restored N&W 611, with diesel helpers, climbs the mountain between Old Fort and Ridgecrest

Grandchildren running through mist from the ground at Life & Science Museum in Durham

Bluebird makes a home in our backyard

807 Baker Street, Smithfield, N.C. 27577 • e-mail to wingate