1974 - Bill Johnson buys the Charlotte Post.
- Bill Johnson graduated from Second Ward High School.
- After serving in the Armed Forces, he receives his journalism degree.
- Upon his return to Charlotte, he cannot find a job as a reporter and takes a job as a mail carrier. Later, he becomes the first black writer for the Charlotte Observer.
- Johnson buys the Charlotte Post and revives the dying newspaper.
- Photo shows Bill Johnson talking with future governor Jim Martin.