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If you happened to read the May 10 edition of the Charlotte Observer, you may have seen a piece announcing that our own award-winning columnist Tara Servatius will become the host of a daily radio show on WBT (1110 AM).

Well, it's true! As you may know, she already hosts a Sunday show on the same station. But, starting June 4, you'll be able to catch her every day (uh, night actually) from 9 p.m. to midnight.

So what effect will this have on CL readers? Not much. You'll still be able to read Servatius' column, "Citizen Servatius," every week as usual. And you'll still see her work featured on the cover. So, if you're a fan of our resident muckraker, rest assured that you'll be able to get your fix every issue. And when you're done reading, flip on the radio and check out her new show.

Freelance guide 

Presenting a free four-hour, boot-camp-styled workshop designed to transform amateur journalists into paid, published writers. This workshop, taught by CL Editor in Chief Carlton Hargro, is perfect for novice writers who dream of seeing their work published in a magazine or newspaper.

The first class kicks off May 19 in the Gypsy Lounge at Pura Vida Worldly Art (1521 Central Ave., Charlotte, 704-335-8587). Instruction begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m.

To reserve a spot, send an e-mail to For more info, visit

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