Charles Womack III, president of Womack Newspapers, Inc. (WNI) announced today that the North Carolina-based alt-weekly publication, Creative Loafing Charlotte—which was acquired by WNI in 2014 from SouthComm Inc.—has been sold to his son C. Alex Womack IV, president of Womack Digital LLC, for an undisclosed amount. Along with the sale, the publisher said that the Oct. 31 issue of the print edition would be its last. The announcement, which was posted on the alt-weekly’s Twitter page, said that the decision to shutter print was due to the Alex Womack’s vision of taking the publication digital-first. “It’s time for the product to be innovated and taken to the next level,” said Charles Womack in a statement. “Alex has a lot of experience in the digital world and is very passionate about innovation and technology.” Click read more below for additional detail.
This Valentine’s day, there’s no better way to express your feelings than in an original handwritten love letter. If you’re not feeling poetic, skip the “roses are red, violets are blue,” but do make it personal with your handwriting and a pretty piece of paper.
Handwritten love letters have connected people for generations. Some of the most famous love letters include notes from (and to) noted actors, authors and artists, such as Marlene Dietrich, Ernest Hemingway, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera.
A Handwritten Love Letter Lasts Longer
Handwriting adds a personal touch to your message, and it can turn your love letter into a historical heirloom. John Adams, the second president of the United States, exchanged more than 1,000 letters with his wife, Abigail Smith Adams, during their courtship, after their marriage and well into his political career.
From his salutations (“Miss Adorable”) to his closings (“Yours most tenderly”), John Adams shared his feelings for his wife, as well as his commentary on current world affairs.
In 1764, he wrote to her: “My soul and body have both been thrown into disorder by your absence, and a month or two more would make me the most insufferable cynick (sic) in the world. … But you who have always softened and warmed my heart shall restore my benevolence as well as my health and tranquility of mind.”
Fast forward more than 150 years to President George H.W. Bush. He enjoyed sending handwritten notes to people; in fact, it was his preferred method of communication.
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