Presented with "The Awesome Fund"
Presented with "The Awesome Fund"

Winning the first "Awesome Fund" grant with an idea for pollinator gardens around Alamance County. Check out the project here.

Engage Alamance meeting
Engage Alamance meeting

Mayor of Burlington Ian Baltutis introduces the Awesome Fund idea at one of the monthly meetings for Engage Alamance. Burlington's "Millennial Mayor," he wears a top hat with some greenery representing the soon to be gardens around the county. 

Awesome Fund Board
Awesome Fund Board

A group picture of the board responsible for determining the Awesome Fund winner. To see a recent update of the gardens, visit this blog post at the CoOperative website. 

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Staff Writer, News of Orange County
Staff Writer, News of Orange County

Charlotte Wray is currently a staff writer at the News of Orange County, a weekly newspaper covering the small town of Hillsborough, North Carolina. 

Reporting
Reporting

As a small town reporter, I am privileged to make lasting connections and relationships with the community. This means I often find myself in a lot of different places, covering all types of stories. In this picture, covering the retirement of a park ranger at Occoneechee Mountain, I ended up collecting leaves as the ranger named their respective tree on a short hike up the mountain, as he reminisced on his time serving as the only ranger at the park.  

After 5: the story of every journalist ever
After 5: the story of every journalist ever

Waiting for an evening event, I'm kicked back in the office. Taken by my editor, newsroom conversations are probably one of my favorite parts of being a journalist. 

Death before decaf
Death before decaf

Being a barista for over 4 years, and one in Burlington at The Blend before starting at The News of Orange, I've met people across the area and have found that the best story ideas are often through simple conversation in line at a coffee shop – or my favorite lunch spot in town. 

Appalachian State University
Appalachian State University

Graduating in May 2016, I moved down the mountain from Boone, back to my hometown area in Burlington. Most of what I carry from college are things learned outside of the classroom, but often in the newsroom. Living and breathing the newspaper life as the managing editor of the student paper was one of my favorite experiences in college – challenging, but always, in every way, worth it. 

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Presented with "The Awesome Fund"
Engage Alamance meeting
Awesome Fund Board
18278577_10213315807319862_6092964279305720503_o.jpg
engage-alamance-050217-026.jpg
Staff Writer, News of Orange County
Reporting
After 5: the story of every journalist ever
Death before decaf
Appalachian State University
IMG_57001.jpg
Headshot.jpg
13096193_10209697835752834_1067940916583862180_n.jpg
Presented with "The Awesome Fund"

Winning the first "Awesome Fund" grant with an idea for pollinator gardens around Alamance County. Check out the project here.

Engage Alamance meeting

Mayor of Burlington Ian Baltutis introduces the Awesome Fund idea at one of the monthly meetings for Engage Alamance. Burlington's "Millennial Mayor," he wears a top hat with some greenery representing the soon to be gardens around the county. 

Awesome Fund Board

A group picture of the board responsible for determining the Awesome Fund winner. To see a recent update of the gardens, visit this blog post at the CoOperative website. 

Staff Writer, News of Orange County

Charlotte Wray is currently a staff writer at the News of Orange County, a weekly newspaper covering the small town of Hillsborough, North Carolina. 

Reporting

As a small town reporter, I am privileged to make lasting connections and relationships with the community. This means I often find myself in a lot of different places, covering all types of stories. In this picture, covering the retirement of a park ranger at Occoneechee Mountain, I ended up collecting leaves as the ranger named their respective tree on a short hike up the mountain, as he reminisced on his time serving as the only ranger at the park.  

After 5: the story of every journalist ever

Waiting for an evening event, I'm kicked back in the office. Taken by my editor, newsroom conversations are probably one of my favorite parts of being a journalist. 

Death before decaf

Being a barista for over 4 years, and one in Burlington at The Blend before starting at The News of Orange, I've met people across the area and have found that the best story ideas are often through simple conversation in line at a coffee shop – or my favorite lunch spot in town. 

Appalachian State University

Graduating in May 2016, I moved down the mountain from Boone, back to my hometown area in Burlington. Most of what I carry from college are things learned outside of the classroom, but often in the newsroom. Living and breathing the newspaper life as the managing editor of the student paper was one of my favorite experiences in college – challenging, but always, in every way, worth it. 

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