Charlotte Wray


Charlotte Wray is the news editor at the News of Orange County in Hillsborough, North Carolina. 

She also hates bios that are in third person. 

News of Orange is a local newspaper. This means I cover breaking news and town council meetings. It also means our readers expect to see me at Last Friday events and their vacation bible school cookouts. I balance forming lasting community connections while keeping local officials accountable, all the while keeping the reader informed yet engaged. 

In addition, I'm the editor of the quarterly magazine Forty Eighty-Five and an contributing writer for Wedding Belles, both publications from Womack Publishing Company. 

Every Thursday morning I co-host the 3D News segment for WHUP 104.7 FM, Hillsborough's small town radio station.  

Contact me or see my resume. 

When I'm not journalism-ing, I can be found binge-watching Top Chef, amateur podcasting in Graham, or sipping the finest PBR at the Wooden Nickel.

Before moving to the great land of Carrboro, I was an expert in driving the Blue Ridge Parkway with the windows down. 

I am an alumna of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, with Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. 

Before graduation, I worked as the editorial assistant at The Appalachian Voice, a bi-monthly newspaper from Appalachian Voices, a nonprofit that advocates for renewable energy and land conservation throughout the Appalachian region.

I am also the former managing editor at The Appalachian, Appalachian State's student newspaper, where I sat as a leader on the first editorial board to redesign and reinvent the print publication and online reach.