About Author

Barry Smith comes to Carolina Journal after a 33 1/2 –year career with Freedom Communications’ North Carolina newspapers. Smith has been based in Raleigh since 1999, and for the last year-and-a-half edited and published M2Mpolitics.com, which covered N.C. politics and government.

Smith is a Chatham County native and grew up in Alamance County. He is a 1978 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He’s an avid Tar Heels fan, as well as a Carolina Hurricanes, Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Orioles fan.


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