Looking for ways to improve

Published 10:28 am Wednesday, March 1, 2017

At The Charlotte Gazette, we are always looking for ways to improve and regularly ask ourselves and our readers what can we do better? In that light, we made a recent change to our website (www.TheCharlotteGazette.com) by adding the community calendar to our home page. The calendar includes non-profit events, community fundraisers and events open to the public free of charge. We hope you will agree that it’s useful when planning your week or even an upcoming event.

An upcoming event this Saturday from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. includes the Charlotte County Retired Teachers selling stew at Butch Shook’s in Keysville. The proceeds will go toward scholarships. You can pre-order stew by calling (434) 547-9676.

Is your non-profit group or club having an event and you want to get the word out? Email us at Italia.Gregory@TheCharlotteGazette.com. Send us a brief description of the event and be sure to include the date, time and location, let us know if there is charge to attend and how best to reach you via email, phone or text.

The website still includes all the features you are used to: news, sports, opinion, business, obituaries and more. Of course readers also have the opportunity to make and read comments. For those who want to post comments, you will have to sign up as a registered user, agree to our terms of use and voluntarily join our forum “family.” If you don’t like the reader forums, don’t sign up. Or if you’ve signed up and want to “tune out” the comments on a particular story, simply log out and the comments will go away.   

While we welcome and encourage open discussion, please use common sense when posting. Just because you can say something doesn’t always mean you should. Keep it civil and to the point, please.

We invite you to share with us, let us know what you’d like to see in your community newspaper. If something works, we want to hear about it, and same thing goes if it doesn’t work. You can reach me directly via email at Betty.Ramsey@TheCharlotteGazette.com or by phone at (434) 808-0636.

Betty Ramsey is the publisher of The Charlotte Gazette. Her email address is Betty.Ramsey@TheCharlotteGazette.com.