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Durham County Library Celebrates 30 Years of the Indy Week

Program: The Indy is 30!
Date: Tuesday, August 20
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.
Cost: Free and open to the public

About: This year the Triangle’s alternative weekly publication, Indy Week, celebrated its 30th birthday. Durham County Library will host Herald-Sun editor Bob Ashley as he moderates a panel conversation with Indy founder and publisher Steve Schewel and other founding staff including associate editor Dee Reid; staff writers Ann Morris, Alisa Johnson, and Barry Yeoman; photography editor Alma Blount; associate publisher Jim Overton; and former advertising director and former publisher Sioux Watson.

The discussion, which explores how this award-winning weekly grew from a seven-person operation in a cinderblock room on Hillsborough Road to become a highly successful alternative publication with a circulation of over 43,000, will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20 at the Main Library, 300 N. Roxboro St.

Ashley is the returning editor of The Herald-Sun, a position he resumed in 2012 after spending a year as Executive Director of Preservation Durham. A native of North Carolina, Ashley worked for the Mount Airy Times, The Raleigh Times and The Charlotte Observer before he joined The Herald-Sun.

This program is sponsored by Durham Library Foundation. For more information, contact Joanne Abel at 919-560-0268 or visit

Durham County Library encourages Discovery, connects the Community and leads in Literacy. As a department of Durham County Government, the library furthers Goal 1 of the county’s Strategic Plan by enhancing cultural, educational and creative opportunities. For more information about the library, visit

Contact: Gina Rozier
919-560-0151 or


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