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Happy Trails to Ben Steelman!

Happy trails to Ben Steelman, who is retiring from the Wilmington StarNews after more than forty years. His last day is Friday, July 5. Steelman is the book columnist and longtime staff reporter. He started at the paper in 1977. There’s almost nothing we can say that isn’t said better in this inspiring profile by […]

RIP William Franklin McIlwain, Jr.

William Franklin McIlwain, Jr., former Newsday editor and member of the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame, died last week in Winston-Salem. He was eighty-eight. McIlwain was born in 1925 in a farmhouse near Lancaster, South Carolina. His family relocated to Wilmington when he was in the sixth grade, and he later said he always […]

Fall Conference Generates Media Buzz

With all the recent buzz, you’d have to be living under a rock—or a conch shell—not to have heard about the upcoming North Carolina Writers’ Network 2013 Fall Conference in Wrightsville Beach. It’s happening this weekend, November 15-17, and we’re getting ready to welcome more registrants than we have at any conference since 2007. It’s […]

The Network’s Been in the News ….

Our 2012 Fall Conference runs this weekend, November 2-4. And we’ve been in the news a whole bunch over the last several weeks. Fall Conference has gained attention from the following media outlets: Cary News Durham Herald-Sun North Carolina Arts Council Southern Literary Review The Stubborn Writer UNC-TV North Carolina Now (Oct. 9) “Who’s Talking” with […]