Former Raleigh Times and News & Observer reporter Treva Jones takes notes under an umbrella in this undated file photo. She died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the age of 73.
Former Raleigh Times and News & Observer reporter Treva Jones takes notes under an umbrella in this undated file photo. She died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the age of 73. Courtesy of Bill Jones
Former Raleigh Times and News & Observer reporter Treva Jones takes notes under an umbrella in this undated file photo. She died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at the age of 73. Courtesy of Bill Jones

Martha Quillin is a general assignment reporter at The News & Observer who writes about North Carolina culture, religion and social issues. She has held jobs throughout the newsroom since 1987.