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Myrtle Beach Paper Scrambles to Cover Wildfires

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

Myrtle Beach Paper Scrambles to Cover Wildfires

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The Sun News of Myrtle Beach,. S.C., is calling in staffers on vacation and borrowing people and resources from its sister paper, The Charlotte Observer, to cover the wildfires ravaging the area for the past day or so.

"We've got all hands on deck," said Executive Editor Trisha O'Conner, who said some 23 of her 46 news staffers are on the story, including three who came in from vacations. "All photographers are out [on the story], reporters and photographers are in all the hot spots."

The fires began at about noon Wednesday, sparking ongoing evacuations that included students in one district being sent home already this morning, she said. "It is burning a lot of different hot spots," O'Conner noted. "Everything we have is going on the Web site."

Among the evacuees was a Sun News graphic artist who was awakened in the middle of the night and had to leave home with his wife and child. …

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