Former longtime News & Record reporter (and onetime parole-board chairman) Jack Scism dies


GREENSBORO — Jack Scism, a retired award-winning staff writer for the News & Record, died Saturday in Fairfax, Va.

He was 87.

Scism came to the Greensboro Daily News in March 1969 as chief of its Rockingham County bureau. He moved to the Greensboro newsroom in 1971 as a general assignment reporter. In early 1973, he co-authored a series of stories involving charges of political conflict and favoritism with the state parole board.

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