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* Oct. 21: The numbers quantify the need
* Oct. 22: Supporting PeeDeePost.com is the ethical choice
* Oct. 24: Let’s talk about community involvement

As a member of the media, the Post photographers often are granted access to areas which the general public is not. Whether it’s motocross at Windy Hill, lawn mower racing in Ellerbe or Marston, firefighters at a training exercise, youth baseball or softball, or a middle school football game, event organizers have long realized the value of a positive relationship with working media.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com A member of Laura Lee Martin's kindergarten class at Washington Street Elementary School smiles and holds a flag before the start of the 4th annual Salute to Veterans. The students led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com
A member of Laura Lee Martin’s kindergarten class at Washington Street Elementary School smiles and holds a flag before the start of the 4th annual Salute to Veterans. The students led the audience in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Post doesn’t take that relationship lightly. We also don’t abuse that relationship by gaining free access for ourselves and then charging you, the reader, for that access. When Tom MacCallum asked the Post for photos to display inside Rockingham City Hall, we were honored, and quick to share. When we received the feedback from Tom’s work putting that display together, we were humbled and flattered.

Since April 28, Post photographers have uploaded 62,246 photos into online galleries that are publicly available and publicly viewable, able to be shared with friends and family across the globe.

We were inside the fence when the Belles, Ponytails and Darlings went on the road to play in all-star tournaments. A Pee Dee Post camera was fortunate enough to be in the right place at the right time many times over. One of our favorite comments came in mid-May on Opening Day for T-ball players in Hamlet’s Parks and Recreation program. One mother wrote in that through our photos, she was able to share her son’s experience and talk with him about it even though she wasn’t able to be there. Our photo gallery of that event served almost like a flip book of each play.

Whether it’s a science experiment at Castlewood Park, a somer Veterans Day ceremony at Richmond County Hospice, Scotland’s win over Richmond to cut short the Raiders’ attempt for a perfect regular season or a local trail race, we’re there.

The Post is not a part of creating memories, but our cameras happen to be able to capture you making those

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

memories and reaching those milestones, all the while preserving them indefinitely.

What’s been your favorite photo? Email us at peedeepost@gmail.com and tell us which has been your favorite and why.

This is the fourth in a series of editorials written to provide reasons to justify your financial support of this privately owned daily news operation. Contributions are not donations, a term generally saved for nonprofits and charities. Instead, your contribution is a voluntary choice to support a new business in downtown Rockingham that aims to provide a service to those with a  stake in the future of Richmond County and the surrounding areas.

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

Kevin Spradlin | PeeDeePost.com

 

 

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  • Daffy

    Where can I find any pictures of the Clemons event on the night of the elections ?

  • Guest

    Post photographers, our cameras? Someone has a split personality, lol! Kevin, you do a fine job as a one man show. Why pretend youre anything other than what you are? “The Pee Dee Post” is basically just you. Having a few people email you a weekly blog and having contractors sell ads doesnt change that. You can dress it up all you want if it makes you feel better, but it’s getting a little silly. Just be yourself!

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