A family affair for DEX

AFTER spending more than 150 years as the celebrated voice of the Clarence, The Daily Examiner has asserted itself in the hearts of locals as a true community paper.

In 2012 we are proud to share with our avid readers the tremendous enthusiasm we feel as DEX enters an exciting new era.

Aside from welcoming new editor Jenna Cairney and focusing on delivering a higher number of news stories each day, DEX is also inviting local residents to become more involved with the publication they have come to know and love throughout the years.

Starting today, DEX will run a competition that gives subscribers the chance to win a $2000 Visa pre-paid card, and a local generation of DEX fanatics are sure to be among the entrants.

Emma Hannan, daughter Emily and mother-in-law Joan Burns read DEX religiously every day.

Describing the paper as "something with everything", Emma said the Examiner has been a major contributor in their lives for the past "six or seven years".

"I love the variety and the range of local stories," she said.

"DEX covers the whole Clarence Valley and it's great to find out what is happening down river.

"It tells us all the little things which are going on and it makes you feel part of the community."

Emily, 16, began reading the paper in silent reading sessions at high school. The Year 11 student at McAuley Catholic College lists the school pages in Tuesday's edition and the local sports sections as her favourite segments to read.

"I love reading the Backward Glances column too," she said.

"I would absolutely recommend other people start reading it."

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