North Carolina Newsman And Award-winning Author Dies

A long-time North Carolina newsman and award-winning author has died. Burke Davis was 93.

The avid gardener who often wrote from a log cabin in the mountains died at a Greensboro retirement home earlier this month.

Davis spent much of his career as an editor and writer for The Charlotte News, the Baltimore Evening Sun and the Greensboro Daily

His first novel was about a Jewish man who posed as a gentile while running a business in the South. "Whisper My Name" was loosely based on an executive at Ivey's Department Store.

Davis may be best known for his books about the Civil War including "To Appomattox: Six April Days." That book won the
Mayflower Cup award for best nonfiction in 1959.

Davis died August 18th after a short illness.