From the newsroom AM 30/8/12

THERE'S going to be something for just about everyone in The Daily Examiner tomorrow.

Terry Deefholts has got hold of some fascinating figures from research group RP Data about real estate prices around the State. The stats show in some places in the Valley it's actually cheaper to buy a house than rent one. Terry's going to find out what the implications are for home owers, potential home owners and investors.

He's also onto a hot story about a Lower Clarence brother and sister who have set up a school of rock for aspiring musicians. They're also talking to Terry about their experiences on the TV talent show X Factor, which will appear in a later edition of the paper.

Lachlan Thompson has dentistry in his family and has volunteered to chase up some local dentists to see what they have to say about the Federal Government's $4 billion dentistry plan.

Lachlan's also all over the paper's council election coverage. He'll be talking to Margaret McKenna and Jeremy Challacombe today about what they see as the key issues. He's also getting together all the candidates' responses to the question: How do you propose the Clarence Valley capitalise on the Pacific Highway upgrade?

Tim Howard is following up his story on the stoush between the pensioner arts and crafts group the Clocktower Gallery and Clarence River Tourism. Mayor Richie Willliamson has intervened and it looks like they might have reached a resolution. Here's hoping.

Lesley Apps is wrapping this week's rural news and working on the Weekender for Saturday's paper.

In sport veteran racing writer Tony White will be heading out to the track this afternoon to bring you latest from the racing world.

Sports editor Patrick Allen and cadet reporter Matthew McInerney are putting the finishing touches to a special grand final feature on Grafton's two clubs playing in grand finals at the weekend. A special feature is some digital magic chief photographer Adam Hourigan has put into the pictures in it.

Anyone with news for The Daily Examiner should get on the phone and let us know. Push 6643 0500.

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