Justin Laidlaw

Deputy Editor

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Columnist, Justin Laidlaw, aka Buddy Ruski, is a renaissance man. Born and raised here in Watts-Hillandale, Durham, his interests range from the music business to politics, from Durham’s history and culture, to the world beyond. He is an avid hoops fan and self-proclaimed “Steph Curry James Harden of the YMCA.” The co-host of Clarion Content’s podcast, he is fast becoming a veteran columnist.

He is currently Director of Communications with RUNAWAY and a community ambassador for American Underground.

“…style not only reveals the spirit of the man but reveals his identity, as surely as would his fingerprints.” – E. B. White

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