The county was originally settled in by Moravian Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg, who acquired a ,acre tract of land from Lord Granville, one of the lord proprietors of North Carolina.
I started as staff food critic in Januarysucceeding Jonathan Kauffman. I was terrified, and my editor, Michael Mechanic, scared the shit out of me even more. Mechanic did not suffer fools or imprecise language, and he was used to editing reporters, so building word count with bloated description was not an option.
It was writing bootcamp.
I found out why. Express readers cared about the paper. They took my reviews seriously, and when some felt I'd got something wrong, or was bullshitting for stylistic effect, or just didn't know enough about Shanghai noodles or Nigerian soups, they expressed their disappointment.
Sure, snark was the house style at every alt weekly in the twilight of the first golden age, but the Express made me write with frankness and sincerity, for readers who were excited about every one of my ecstatic revelations, and who at least considered my judgments, even if we didn't agree.
The Express taught me the skills of writing, and schooled me in the first responsibility of any journalist or critic: Ali Winston former contributor click to enlarge The Express allowed me the freedom and outlet to dig deep into the East Bay's criminal justice system and explore issues beyond the day-to-day headlines and churn of the news cycle.
The reporting I produced — very often in tandem with the Notorious DBG [Darwin BondGraham] — on surveillance, profiteering firearms manufacturers, gun violence, corrupt cops and city officials, and sex trafficking would not have been possible to do with the same reach, comprehensiveness, and focus at other news organizations.
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It was not, on paper, a wise decision. But the Express felt alive. We'd talk all day over our cubicle walls about transit policy or local hip-hop or where the best banh mi in Oakland really was. We stayed up all night covering Occupy and then came to work straight from the protest, delirious and muddy.
Readers would fill our inboxes with impassioned and thoughtful and occasionally unhinged opinions about our coverage, and some of them would write so often they became our friends. I looked forward to Wednesday all week.
My colleagues were the smartest, most interesting, most committed people I'd ever met, and I idolized each and every one of them.
They taught me about: Three jobs later, I'm still tremendously grateful, and I still look forward to Wednesday all week. Justin Page former art director The Express was one of the most valuable experiences I have had in my life. Over the course of about six years I was a production artist, assistant production manager, production manager, assistant art director, and art director and illustrator.
I think you guys owe me a watch.
Greenwood boasted a variety of thriving businesses such as grocery stores, clothing stores, barbershops, banks, hotels, cafes, movie theaters, two newspapers, and many contemporary homes. East Winston is still drastically changing as middle class houses are built and an influx of affluent Black Americans are moving into the area. HISTORY As early as the s, East Winston has been a predominantly black community. Education is the foundation of all advancement in society, and strong schools are the bedrock for a strong community. Investment opportunities in education range from early childhood education programs, K and postsecondary education, as well as after-school and summer learning programs.
I always felt very proud of what we were doing there at the Express. It was hard work, but I was happy there. We all made a lot of personal sacrifices to be there but every Wednesday morning when our work was all over town, you were reminded why you did it.
Editorial meetings were fantastic. It felt like I was allowed to listen in on something that would impact the culture of where I was from, or expose a wrongdoing, or inspire our readers — that always felt special.
Frankly, I always felt like the dummy in the room, occasionally looking up words that the writers would ramble to make sure I understood what the hell they were talking about mostly Chris. I also think about the big stories of those times often and how it was to be part of the process, even if indirectly.What’s more, according to the most recent FBI crime report, the nine safest cities in North Carolina cited fewer than one violent crime for every 1, people, while the average of all cities on our list was only —a rate 80% lower than the state average.
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WSSU was founded in by education reformer Dr. Simon Green Atkins as a teacher training school for African-American teachers. WCU is located in Cullowhee, NC, 5 miles south of Sylva on Highway Western Carolina University, 1 University Drive, Cullowhee, NC From Asheville, NC, and points east: Follow I West to Exit 27 (Highway 74 West).Follow Highway 74 West to Exit 85 in Sylva.
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The world doesn't care because they are Black. What a shame it is this way. Why is the middle east called the middle east? is it because it is the centre of the old World (asia Europe Africa)?
Middle eastern conflicts should be enough to keep their armament industries thriving.