Roanoke Times

Former Roanoke Times editor, Ben Bowers, dies at age 82

Ben J. Bowers, editor of The Roanoke Times during a time when the clatter of typewriters filled the newsroom, died Wednesday. He was 82.Bowers died at his home in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he worked in journalism before and after his tenure as editor of The Roanoke Times, which lasted from 1973 to 1982. At the time of his retirement in 1993, he was vice president and executive editor of the Greensboro News and Record.