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‘The soul of the NC press room’ – Service for Mark Binker will be May 12

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Across social media, North Carolina lawmakers, media members and others are remembering Mark Binker, the veteran state political reporter who died unexpectedly on Saturday.

A memorial service has been scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday, May 12, at Memorial Auditorium in downtown Raleigh.

Binker, 43, passed away at his home. The cause of death has not been determined.

He had recently joined the N.C. Insider, a state government newsletter owned by The News & Observer. Prior to that, he had worked as a member of WRAL’s state capital team for five years and before that as a state politics reporter for the News & Record in Greensboro.

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