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You have found the official blog of B. J. Drye, editor of The Stanly News & Press (SNAP), your hometown newspaper. I have been hanging out in the SNAP newsroom since 1998 and have been editor since August 2010.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Taylor Interview

Check out the interview with Dr. Taylor, president of Stanly Community College, at http://scctv.pegcentral.com/

Let me know what you think.


Here are the air dates for those wanting to see it on the big screen. The interview featuring SCC President Dr. Michael Taylor will air at the following times on Time Warner Cable Channel 21:
Monday, July 11
9 p.m.
Tuesday, July 12
3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 13
2 p.m.
7 p.m.
Thursday, July 14
5 p.m.
Friday, July 15
1 p.m.
9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 16
6 p.m.
Sunday, July 17
9 p.m.
Monday, July 18
11 a.m.
Tuesday, July 19
8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20
11 a.m.
5 p.m.
Thursday, July 21
2 p.m.
Friday, July 22
9:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23
6 p.m.
Sunday, July 24
3 p.m.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Fourth of July

Happy 4th of July, or Independence Day. Remember everyone has a July 4th, but not everyone has an Independence Day as we know it.

It's been quite an interesting day.

I've been working here at the SNAP, putting together Tuesday's paper. Tuesday we report on the cutbacks at the Stanly County Partnership For Children, a horseshoe champion, Rotary awards, the annual meeting of the American Red Cross and activities from Oakboro's Fourth of July Celebration.

In between all that, I found time to sit down for a couple hot dogs and watched the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest.

It's now time for supper. And I know I don't want another hot dog.

We really do need to have some type of event like that to draw people here. We could have a corn shucking competition, or cotton picking. What else?

If you need something to watch tonight, there's Yankee Doodle Dandy on TCM, PBS airs the celebration in D.C. and plenty of other celebrations will air. If you're out near Oakboro though, you may want to check out the fireworks.