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The Southern Sportsman - Franc White

goodeatsinadive | Jun 7, 2012 01:44 PM

There's an archived topic about the old Southern Sportsman Restaurant that was located in Farmville, NC several years ago. That place has long closed, but it's owner, Franc White, was also regionally known for his show "The Southern Sportsman" which aired from WRAL TV 5 in Raleigh during the 70's and maybe 80's. The show was naturally about seasonal sporting, and also featured a cooking segment and an occasional gear segment. Sadly, Mr. White died today, June 7, 2012, at the age of 89. The man, his show, and his restaurant were truly unique. He's been missed on the airwaves by a core group of fans. Never had an opportunity to eat at his restaurant, but I did meet him on a couple of occasions. RIP, Mr. White. I hope you're now enjoying taking a lot of kids fishing.

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