By John Quinney, Publisher and President
We live in a generous town.
On behalf of the board of directors, I am thrilled to report that we reached our fundraising goal for 2021 – thanks to gifts from more than 350 readers.
These gifts will be matched by grants and pledges of $16,000 from NewsMatch and $10,000 from several friends of The News.
Looking ahead, our top priority is to hire the paper’s next editor. Recent editors have told us it’s a demanding job, that needs more than the 20 hours a week allocated for attending and reporting on town meetings, copy editing and working with our community writers. Thanks to your gifts, we are now able to make this a full-time position.
Once our new editor is settled in, you can expect to see more coverage of town news and meetings, as well as stories that offer solutions to some of the tough challenges we face as a community. And from time to time, we expect to publish stories from new community writers. As always, we welcome your suggestions.
Thank you again for your support for The Charlotte News.
From all of us at the paper, best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year.
Publisher and President