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Forsyth County News hires David Roberts as sports editor
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David Roberts started as Forsyth County News' sports editor on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019. - photo by Brian Paglia

David Roberts is joining the Forsyth County News as its next sports editor.

Roberts comes to the FCN after working at the Index-Journal, a family-owned daily newspaper in Greenwood, S.C., where he helped the sports department cover 12 high school and two university athletic programs.

Roberts is a Bluffton, S.C. native who graduated from the University of South Carolina where he worked his way up to sports editor of the school’s student newspaper, The Daily Gamecock.

But Forsyth County isn’t completely foreign territory for Roberts. His girlfriend went to elementary school and middle school in Suwanee and would have attended South Forsyth High School had her family not moved to South Carolina when she was in eighth-grade.

Roberts will help lead the FCN in its unmatched multi-platform coverage of sports in the area.

"I'm eternally thankful for the chance to cover sports in a community that is so passionate about high school sports, and one that boasts such incredible talent,” Roberts said.