Archive / April 6, 2011


Norman M. Covert’s  first effort as a publishing entrepreneur was creating a newsletter for his church in 1955. It folded after two issues, a victim of a World War II military surplus mimeograph. It required more patience and skill than the 12-year-old possessed. He didn’t lose his love of the medium. Sixty-nine years later he can boast knowledge of “WYSIWYG,” using Apple/Macintosh or the current Gateway Windows XP driven computer.

 Aside from a stint in the Newport News Shipyard, Norm has been a reporter, writer, editor, public relations professional and columnist his entire career. At Newport News High School (Class of ’61) he wrote “COVERT’S CORNER,” a sports column in “The Beacon.”… Read More



The Covert Letter will have a new look in the next few days as Harry Covert and Norman Covert switch chairs at the cyber helm, as it were. Norman is assuming the role of senior editor/publisher and you will see that reflected in the home page modifications.

Harry expects to remain faithful to his friends and readers, choosing the opportunity to be an editor at large. This will give flexibility in his input and more time for his humanitarian work.

We hope you will continue to meet with us in this exciting medium and offer your advice on making it more responsive to you.… Read More