Former WRAL-TV sports anchor Tom Suiter, a member of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, recently received another honor.
Suiter was a part of an induction class of 10 who were inducted into the Twin County Hall of Fame, which honors notable natives the Twin County Hall of Fame, which honors notable natives of Edgecombe and Nash counties.
The Twin County Hall of Fame is not just for those involved in athletics, although there are several connected with sports in the Class of 2013. The list also includes photographer Walter C. Bryant, professional baseball player Ralph “Mike” Caldwell, late educator Cyrus Melvin Edson, late community activist Benjamin E. Fountain Sr., pediatrician Dr. Henry Boone Grant, photographer Charles Killebrew Jr., late football player and coach William “Bill” Murray, late community activist Deborah Sloan Kornegay and former public health educator Jennie Douglas Taylor.
Suiter, a Rocky Mount native, joined the staff of WRAL in Raleigh in 1971 as a sports reporter. Ten years, later he became the sports anchor and began two long-lasting series, including “Football Friday” and the “Extra Effort Award.”
The induction ceremony and banquet were held at Nash Community College.