EDITORIAL: Carl Munro
Carl Munro was a low-key activist with boundless vision. Munro lived in Foxfire, but he used his keen intellect and community instincts to raise awareness about school needs and encourage wise choices at the ballot box all across Moore County.
His dedication to community and good government was reflected in longtime service on the Foxfire Village Council and leadership for a blue-ribbon panel appointed to give new direction to the public schools. He served on the Moore County Summit committee on alternate revenue resources, was active with the Chamber and served as an alternate member of the county's Planning Board.
Whatever the forum, Munro was always there to lend generously and tirelessly of his wisdom and energy. After 30 years with DuPont, he had left upstate New York and "retired" to Moore County to relax, play golf and travel, but he ended up working harder than ever to pursue his own vision.
Interest in encouraging an intelligent electorate drew Munro and his wife, Helen, to Project Vote Smart, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization that uses volunteers to dig out the truth about national candidates, incumbents and their causes.
Carl Bruce Munro was 73 when he died last week. He had spent almost 17 years enriching his adopted community in word and deed, in dedication and example. Moore County owes much to this articulate disciple of good government and superior education.
May he rest in well-deserved peace.
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