Sunday, May 19, 2014 —
To the community:
After more than 133 years our roots date back to the earliest news organization in Stanly County. Over that time, we’ve seen and experienced a number of changes. The Stanly News & Press continues to change and evolve in a positive direction.
Over the years, we have published on more days, added extra specials and implemented a strong website. The SNAP is again improving the way Stanly County residents receive their news.
While many are reluctant to embrace change, this one will prove beneficial to our readers and advertisers.
By now, you’ve noticed the SNAP’s thrice weekly editions hitting your doorstep earlier than ever. We had the opportunity to move our printing schedule to a press time in the early morning hours. With this change we are able to deliver your paper in the mornings, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. You will receive your SNAP each of those days before noon. We will also have the papers in our racks and stores before noon.
This change is not only beneficial to you, our loyal readers, but is also a positive change for all the hard working people who deliver your SNAP to you. They will now be able to avoid the summer’s afternoon heat and be finished in the morning, with the rest of the day open for other pursuits.
If you are an advertiser that supports the SNAP, we thank you. Also, this schedule will not change your deadline times. It will only allow customers to see your ad a little earlier.
This change has altered the working schedules for our writers and editors. They will not be in the office until mid morning, as they will be staying late in the evening finishing the news coverage and getting your SNAP to press at a new deadline. Of course, you will still see the writers at early morning events, our coverage of events regardless of the time will not change.
As always, if you have an event you would like covered, give us advance notice so we can schedule someone. We have a newsroom full of great writers and editors, and many talented freelance writers, but this is a big county, so we really need to do some creative scheduling to get to everything. If you have breaking news, let us know right away, we will get it covered.
The SNAP continues to expand our local website, thesnaponline.com. The SNAP has active Twitter and Facebook accounts. Follow us on these social media networks, as well as thesnaponline.com, to keep up with the latest happenings and for late breaking news.
We appreciate the loyalty of Stanly County and thank our readers, advertisers and business partners. We look forward to another 133-plus years being your one stop news source in Stanly County.
Very truly yours,
News & Press
Sunday, May 19, 2014 —
To the community:
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