Tom Moore, a college administrator who spent 25 years at Winthrop University before becoming chancellor at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, plays a prominent role in S-Town, the serial podcast that has broken records since its release last week. He was one of the oldest friends of John B. McLemore, whose eccentric brilliance and profane cynicism drive the seven-part mystery series. Moore was McLemore's chemistry professor at Birmingham Southern College in the early 1980s, when McLemore was a troubled teen who spent hours in Moore's office. The continued the friendship for decades, and in 2012 McLemore delivered Moore a long-promised hand-made portable sundial, which is described in detail in the final chapter. Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer
Tom Moore, a college administrator who spent 25 years at Winthrop University before becoming chancellor at USC Upstate in Spartanburg, plays a prominent role in S-Town, the serial podcast that has broken records since its release last week. He was one of the oldest friends of John B. McLemore, whose eccentric brilliance and profane cynicism drive the seven-part mystery series. Moore was McLemore's chemistry professor at Birmingham Southern College in the early 1980s, when McLemore was a troubled teen who spent hours in Moore's office. The continued the friendship for decades, and in 2012 McLemore delivered Moore a long-promised hand-made portable sundial, which is described in detail in the final chapter. Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer

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April 06, 2017 9:38 AM

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