About Jaymie

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Jaymie Baxley is an award-winning reporter for The Pilot newspaper in Moore County, North Carolina. He currently covers public health, social issues and municipal government. 

Before joining the newspaper’s staff in 2016, he was an editor and general assignment reporter for The Robesonian in Robeson County. Prior to that, he worked for The Daily Courier in Rutherford County. 

Baxley co-created The Fayetteville Feed, a popular but short-lived arts and culture publication in Cumberland County. His byline has also appeared in The Fayetteville Observer, CityView Magazine and a handful of national publications including American Songwriter and Slant Magazine.

Baxley has been repeatedly recognized by state and national journalism organizations, receiving nine awards from the North Carolina Press Association since 2015 and three awards from the National Newspaper Association since 2020. 

A native of Cumberland County, Baxley studied mass communications at Methodist University and was a 2019 fellow of the University of South Carolina’s Media Law School program. He served as interim president of the North Carolina chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists from 2019 to 2021.

On this website, you can:

Read some of Baxley’s articles;

See examples of his photojournalism;

Watch news videos he has produced;

Learn more about his professional history.

But the only section with fun content is Banjo’s Corner. That’s where Baxley and his wife, Tracy, post cute pictures of their dog.