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A sampling of work through the course of four years in the journalism field. 



 Local company, 200 jobs threatened by federal bill

Congressional leader, including Rep. Renee Ellmers, are taking action this week to change a proposed federal law that could shutter a local manufacturing plant, employing more than 200 people.

The Sanford Herald | June 26, 2013

Bond measures give voters say in city’s future

Five-part series focused on the four city of Sanford bond referendums which, eventually, passed during the municipal primary.

The Sanford Herald | July 31- Aug. 4, 2013

Park proposal causes stir

The proposed rezoning of 7,100 acres for Chatham Park — a mammoth business and residential park set to nestle between the town of Pittsboro and Jordan Lake — spurred passionate discussion Monday night ranging from cautious optimism to outright condemnation.

The Sanford Herald | July 23, 2013

Coming off organization status suspension, fraternity looks to re-establish itself by November

Pending the Pi Kappa Phi fraternity meets the expectations of its national organization and Elon University, the group will regain organization recognition Nov. 1. The university stripped Pi Kappa Phi of its organization status after an investigation in late April. The investigation followed an incident where a potential member was taken to the hospital for excessive alcohol intake.

The Pendulum | Sept. 21, 2010



If they can arrest, they must report to the press

The Pendulum applauds and supports the pending lawsuit against Elon University and N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper, spurred by an Elon senior. It is the staff’s hope that this matter will be quickly resolved and the requested police documents and all future police documents will be released to student media organizations and the public.

The Pendulum | May 15, 2011 

Registering for Racial Justice (PDF)

When it comes to race in North Carolina, Lady Justice’s blindfold slips.

Studies from Michigan State University and the University of Colorado show that North Carolina prosecutors in capital cases strike qualified black jurors from serving at twice the rate of qualified white jurors. Defendants convicted of killing whites are 2.6 times more likely to get the death penalty than those who kill blacks. This isn’t new, but neither is it old news: These trends remain consistent over the past 20 years

The Herald-Sun | July 2010



Legendary actor Griffith dies (PDF)

For Buck Harris, the news arrived in a text message from his son, Will.

“Dad, sad news,” it said. “One of your heroes died today … Andy Griffith.”

The Sanford Herald 

Pottery Festival Ends (PDF)

The Sanford Pottery Festival, known for attracting thousands of pottery fans from across the state and region the weekend before Mother’s Day, will not return this year, according to festival director and co-founder Don Hudson.

The Sanford Herald | Second place for Arts and Entertainment Writing  - North Carolina Press Association, Division D 2013

Heritage Playhouse (PDF)

“And how long did you cook the hamburger?” Kathy Wicker asked.

Maggie Windmeyer, 4, looking down at the fist-sized plastic burger, held up a finger and ran inside the two-story, wooden playhouse. Bounding back out and rushing to her grandmother, she said, “46 minutes.”

The Sanford Herald  | Sept. 22, 2013 

A loss for Winchester (PDF)

Hildren Hilton and Annie “Honey” Jordan Allen called each other every morning for years.  It was a ritual, won by whichever of the lifelong friends was the first to wake. But, on Thursday, the phone was quiet.  “Miss Honey,” 85, died early Thursday after a battle with aggressive lung cancer.

The Enquirer-Journal | June 2009

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