At the Midtown Raleigh News, we want to give you news that matters to your community.
Our goal is to keep you informed about new development plans, including the hotly debated modernist house in the Oakwood community. We also want to keep you up to date about what’s happening in Wake County schools, such as the proposed student assignment plan. In addition, we report on everything from crime to high school sports to human interest stories.
A community newspaper does all that and more. So much is happening in Midtown Raleigh, and we want to hear about it so we can spread the word.
Every day, kids do fun, interesting things at school. But we often don’t know about special school events, so we need teachers and parents to reach out to us.
Teachers have great stories to tell. We recently featured Marshall Butler Jr., a choir teacher at Sanderson High School who won an award from the N.C. Symphony.
We want to share these kinds of school stories – sometimes through our own reporting and photos, and sometimes through submitted material.
Neighborhoods come together so often for newsworthy events. Recently, we wrote about a Raleigh neighborhood that decided to carry on Casper Holroyd’s Halloween tradition. For years, Holroyd hosted a big Halloween bash for kids in his community. He died late last year, but his neighbors didn’t want the parties to end.
What a great way to honor Holroyd.
The Midtown Raleigh News works closely with The News & Observer – we’re in the same newsroom – so you often see the same stories in both papers and on our websites. The N&O has a strong tradition of covering Raleigh City Hall, and the Midtown Raleigh News is devoted to running stories about your local politicians.
But there’s so much more to Raleigh than city council and planning commission meetings.
All throughout downtown, North Hills, Southeast Raleigh and beyond, there are interesting people who have great stories to tell.
We want to tell those stories.
We also want to publish information about local clubs and organizations, church groups, upcoming school events and community activities.
Daybook, published online and on page 2 of the paper, is a calendar of the current week’s events. Most events are free or low-cost, and we hope you’ll use Daybook to find fun things to do in Raleigh.
Our School Notes section recognizes students and teachers who have won awards. It’s also to let folks know about school plays, festivals, fundraisers and more.
Club Notes is a rundown of local organizations, such as bridge-playing groups. This section is a great way to recruit new club members and to let people know about money-raising efforts and other events.
Arts Notes focuses on all things creative, including theater productions, art shows and more.
The Notables section recognizes local people’s accomplishments – Boy Scouts who earn the Eagle rank, Girl Scouts who earn the Gold Award, residents who win an award from the city.
So how do you suggest a story idea or submit information for Daybook or a notes section? Email us at email@example.com, or call 919-829-4635.
Carla Turchetti compiles our Faith Notes section, which features local church stories and events. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So many people have an interesting story to tell. Maybe it’s you; maybe it’s your neighbor. Either way, we hope you’ll tell us about it.