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From the newsroom PM 27/07/2012

4pm: THE fast paced sound of typing is filling the air at DEX headquarters and our dedicated editorial team is hard at work, completing articles, conducting interviews and submitting online updates for our readers to follow.

Editor Jenna Cairney has been busy organising our 2012 NSW local election meet the candidate forums and is looking at the provisional dates of August 20 and 21 for an event in Grafton and one down river.

Another candidate has also come into her office today. More details on who he is will be revealed tomorrow so keep your eyes open.

Dominic Zietsch, who has had a busy week looking after Coastal Views in the absence of Graham Orams is currently searching for fun things to do around the Clarence Valley this weekend for our weekend paper.

Dom is working on a story about a simply "monstrous" exhibition coming up at the Grafton Regional Gallery - check out the weekend edition of The Daily Examiner for more details. He is also getting ready for a big weekend at Splendour in the Grass. Check out the entertainment section in Thursday's Daily Examiner for photos and a big wrap-up of the three-day festival.

Kate Matthews is working out of our Yamba office today and is hitting the streets to find out if anyone would buy a new TV for a major sporting event? What will people tell her? Make sure you read the opinion page in DEX tomorrow to find out.

Kate also has a story online www.dailyexaminer.com.au/story/2012/07/26/holiday-makers-soak-sun/

Tim Howard has also posted a story on our home page http://www.dailyexaminer.com.au/story/2012/07/26/kerry-runs-her-brother/

Photographer Adam Hourigan has been here, there and everywhere for editorial today, snapping plenty of photos to compliment our stories.

I (Emma Pritchard) have been speaking with South Grafton Bendigo Community Bank branch manager Des Plunkett and customer relationship manager Mark Hunting over the phone and earlier today made a quick trip across the bridge to chat to them in person.

After spending 10 years with the South Grafton branch, Des has made the decision to retire to pursue other interests. I am certain he will be greatly missed by Bendigo Bank customers. Mark will be taking over the reins from Monday and is eagerly looking forward to his first day in a new position.

Earlier today I put the finishing touches on a special feature which is running in Coastal Views this week. A four page spread containing colourful photos and interesting local stories will provide readers with plenty of entertainment tomorrow. Also included in the feature is a fun-filled find-a-word for youngsters to have a crack at.

I had an absolute blast writing my weekly GirlTalk column in Coastal Views - let me know what you think and don't be shy.

Now I must away and get some more interviews completed before heading home to a few coldies.




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