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


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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