Editorial: The Newspaper

After reading his obituary in a newspaper, Mark Twain, said, “Rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated.” The same is true of newspapers. For the past several years, many have been predicting the “death” of newspapers, but nothing could be further from the truth—especially when speaking of local newspapers like The Dillon Herald.
Newspapers—especially local newspapers—are here to stay.
As long as there are parents who want to see their children in the newspaper…as long as there are people who want to know what is going on with local governments and schools in their community…as long as there are those interested individuals who want to know who the latest person  booked at the county jail is or who want to know about the latest crime…as long as there are people who want to see that big fish that so- and-so caught or that large vegetable that such-and-such grew, there will be local newspapers. There are people who depend on the newspaper to be informed, to be entertained, to learn about the latest sales, to learn about businesses through their advertisements, and to read the latest public notices about issues that will have an impact on their way of life. The newspaper is important to the community, and the community is important to us.
We want to keep you informed of the news that is important to you, and we welcome your help in providing us photos, news articles, news and photo tips, letters to the editor and more. We appreciate your support, and your participation in the newspaper and in helping us keep the county informed.
We look forward to serving you for many more years to come.