Just about a year ago, I wrote to you to introduce your new community newspaper, South Charlotte News.
Today, I am reaching out to you again with some exciting news.
After a successful 2010 launch of two editions of South Charlotte News, we are expanding our distribution.
Beginning with this edition, both distribution zones will increase by 11,000 copies, bringing the reach of each edition to 32,000 readers.
Thank you to our South Charlotte News readers of the past year, and hello to the new readers joining us today.
The South Charlotte News section that goes to readers in the northern part of our distribution zone will now add the Sedgefield and Freedom Park neighborhoods, SouthPark, Barclay Downs, Eastover, Foxcroft, Cotswold and all other surroundings neighborhoods.
The south zone will add Providence Plantation, Quail Hollow, Park Crossing and Raintree to its original core neighborhoods in the Ballantyne and Pineville areas.
Obviously, south Charlotte residents share the joy of living a suburban lifestyle.
With this expansion, our two editions will be delivered to 64,000 homes. We are confident we will serve your need for community news. And, of course, South Charlotte News is inserted every Wednesday in the Observer for subscribers and can be purchased as part of the main paper in stores and racks.
Last year, we shared our aspirations as your new community newspaper.
Here is what we said: "When you call us, email us or interact with us in your neighborhoods, we will always listen to your needs. Our mission is to focus on news from your neighborhoods and communities - to ensure that your accomplishments and those of your neighbors are published in our newspapers and on our websites."
Judging from your response, you like where we have gone.
Thank you to our readers who have been with us from April 2010. Your telephone calls and emails, which arrive almost daily and number in the hundreds, have been inspiring and informative.
Many of our best stories have been suggested by readers.
And while we don't cover the news of the community to get a thank-you note, it is rewarding to see how the stories we publish change lives, help raise more money for charitable causes and keep you connected to your neighborhood. Please keep your calls and emails coming.
And to our new readers seeing us today for the first time, including my neighbors where I live in Cotswold, we hope to do the same for you.
Let me know how I can help tell your stories. Contact me at 704-358-5924 or firstname.lastname@example.org.