Grateful for time here

Published 10:35 am Thursday, October 13, 2016

This may come as a surprise to some, but I finished out my time as editor of the Dispatch last week. I will forever be grateful for the opportunity to work for the Lunenburg community and meet the people I have met along the way.

This opportunity taught me more than I can say. I learned more about the journalism world, while having the chance to report on life-changing people.

I got to work with the Chamber of Commerce and watch people like Mel Payne and Trudy Berry work continuously to make this area a better place, and filled with community-minded activities. I was given the chance to report on businesses that help the community in various ways including BLISS, which lets local students learn life skills like running a cash register and working closely with customers.

I have a lot of people to thank for helping me out along the way, especially the Tuckers, who were very gracious after selling The Dispatch to Farmville Newsmedia. Dot Tucker always had a listening ear to bounce ideas off of, and gave advice about situations she had encountered many times before as a fellow lady in the business. Bo Tucker taught me photography skills for sports in high school, and gave me the confidence I needed to take the position. David Tucker taught me how to brush things off my shoulder and realize how to work with every type of customer.

I could never thank them enough for helping me prepare and take on the position I had been given.

I am grateful for the time spent with the always-funny Wanda Fix. She is always ready to try new things, give me a good laugh and tell me what news she had heard over the scanner at any given time.

This place is one that will forever hold a place in my heart, and I thank the community for allowing me to serve them over this past year.

Hannah Davis can be contacted at