Posts Tagged 'Wal-Mart'

Holiday PR in full swing

Brian Brown, ReporterThis week, I wrote a story about the things retailers are doing to get ready for Black Friday, and I was a bit surprised by how tough it was. Continue reading ‘Holiday PR in full swing’

The first lady in the Queen City

Emily Letterman, Features Editor
When the official hashtag for the day is #FLOTUSsgf, you know it’s going to be a long day in the office.

I first “met” Michelle Obama when she introduced then presidential candidate Barack Obama before a crowd of more than 10,000 supporters at Parkview High School during his 2008 campaign stop. Continue reading ‘The first lady in the Queen City’

Waiting on Wal-Mart

Brian Brown, ReporterMark your calendars for Feb. 11. This is the day a public hearing will be held on Bentonville, Ark-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plans to bring a fifth Neighborhood Market to town. Continue reading ‘Waiting on Wal-Mart’

Maybe there really is no such thing as a dumb question

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features EditorSometimes, I worry that my job has made me too suspicious of the world around me. As a journalist and an editor, not only do I find facts for reporting the news, but I also question the facts and scrutinize them carefully to make sure that they’re correct – and that they make sense in the bigger-picture scheme of a story. It’s difficult to accept many things at face value, because I want to know the who, what, where, when, why and how.  My newsroom colleagues and I have been accused at times of questioning everything – and that’s OK, because we do.

At other times, I’m also thankful for my questioning nature, because it comes in handy in terms of not being taken advantage of by unscrupulous people who, unfortunately, are a fact of life. Continue reading ‘Maybe there really is no such thing as a dumb question’

Why is Wal-Mart really bringing back layaway?

Maria Hoover, SBJ Features Editor

Not long before school started, my 8-year-old daughter reminded me, out of the blue, that Christmas is just a few months away. At the time, I thought, “We’ve got to get ready for back-to-school. Who’s thinking about Christmas?” Continue reading ‘Why is Wal-Mart really bringing back layaway?’


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