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Another opening in Danville, Va.

Discussion in 'Journalism Jobs' started by DrewWilson, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. Sounds like my kind of town.
  2. DrewWilson

    DrewWilson Member

    Shoot, why would Tucker leave his current job? He'd be nuts. He goes to ACC games five nights a week (sometimes two games in one day) and rarely goes to prep games. He just writes from the scorebook. All for a paper that comes out twice a week. Talk about the life!
  3. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Did I ever tell you about the time Tucker took me out to go get a drink with him? We go off looking for a bar and we can't find one. Finally Tucker takes me to a vacant lot and says, "Here we are." We sat there for a year and a half and sure enough someone constructs a bar around us. The day they opened we ordered a shot, drank it, and then burned the place to the ground. Tucker yelled out over the roar of the flames, "Always leave things the way you found em."

    To Tucker McLaughin!
  4. Keystone

    Keystone Member

    Another Tucker story:

    My wife is a good friend of Tucker's sister-in-law. Back in her single days, she's invited to the friend's Christmas party. Tucker shows up, takes an entire cheese tray, sits in the middle of the living room floor and consumes every little bit of it. :p

    But there's nothing like seeing Tucker getting mobbed by the Cameron Crazies at a Duke game. He's a fixture there, just like the Crazy Towel Guy. ;D

    Now, going back to the topic at hand. I've commented each time this paper has had an opening, so I'll just sum it up: Good place to go.
  5. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Yep, he was at the UNC-Georgia Tech game tonight. I find it strange that a paper publishing twice a week would be more interested in covering ACC instead of preps. Does anybody know why they take that approach?
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Well he's only got one high school in his coverage area so he can get to both most of the time. He says it's what his readers want and it's want he wants for sure. I give Tucker shit all the time (and he gives it back), but he's a great guy.
  7. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    To know Tuck is to give him shit, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a nicer guy. Is it unorthodox to cover the ACC while repping a 4,000-circ. twice-weekly in a town that nobody would have ever heard of were it not for the Burton brothers? Mos def, but more power to him. If the people want to read ACC coverage (and South Boston doesn't really have a daily paper to call its own -- they're fringe at best for Danville), and nobody at the home office is reigning him in (like that's possible), then good for him, dawg. Too bad their primo dining option is a Sheetz.
  8. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Doesn't his family own that paper? Besides, from what I've read of the two SoBo papers, the Gazette-Virginian has the preps scene more than covered (all the way down to the JV tiddilywinks team). Get one for the preps and the other for ACC coverage I guess.
  9. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    Mystery Meat, you can get a good smoothie shake at any Sheetz.lol I'm not knocking Tucker for what he does. It's just unusual. I was once the SE of a tri-weekly (Thomasville) and wasn't allowed to go anywhere. But at least I got to cover one of the state's top prep athletic programs.
  10. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    FWIW, that was awesome.

    And I've never met the dude, nor do I get the jokes.

    To Brasky!
  11. DrewWilson

    DrewWilson Member

    If Tucker's family didn't run the paper, I don't think he'd be going to all that he does.
  12. Tarheel316

    Tarheel316 Well-Known Member

    I believe that explains it.
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