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Watergate memories: Witness to a part of history

By Steve Herring
Published in News on July 10, 2014 1:46 PM

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Jim Copeland talks about his experience as an aide to Sen. Sam Ervin during the infamous Watergate hearings in the summer of 1973. Copeland had a chance to see history being made up close as he worked as a "gopher" for the senators on the Watergate committee that was investigating the coverup that eventually led to the downfall of President Richard Nixon.

Goldsboro attorney Jim Copeland, 62, turns to a page in a well-worn encyclopedia that has a grainy photo of the 1973 U.S. Senate Watergate Committee hearings that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. "There I am," he...

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