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SPRUCE PINE — Please join the award-winning staff of Carolina Public Press for a meetup in Mitchell County — the next in The News Exchange series — to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina — especially the people, places and issues going overlooked and under-reported.

We want to talk about journalism and the news in Mitchell County and your specific community. What needs an investigative reporter to ask more questions? What’s the future of independent media and high-quality news and what does that mean for our communities?

And what can Carolina Public Press offer you — where you live, study, work, volunteer, worship and participate?

Meetup Details

Monday, Oct. 19, 2015
5:30-6:30 p.m.
Spruce Pine Library (map)
142 Walnut Ave., Spruce Pine, N.C.
This event is free and open to the public.

This is one of a series of free, public community meetings by Carolina Public Press, whose staff are visiting each of the state’s 18 westernmost counties to connect with readers, community leaders and content-sharing partners about the issues most important to them.

We’ll also introduce participants to Carolina Public Press, the region’s only nonprofit online journalism service providing the 18 westernmost counties of the state with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others.

Carolina Public Press believes that public interest reporting is critical to an informed, engaged electorate and to ensuring government accountability. The organization’s staff will share information about what makes CPP different and opportunities to become more involved in creating a thriving and independent investigative news service in WNC.

For more information, please contact Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290 or at

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Angie Newsome was the executive director and editor of Carolina Public Press. Contact her at (828) 774-5290 or e-mail her at

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