ROBBINS: Welcome to the Twin City Herald

Neal Robbins

I am happy to see the first issue of the Twin City Herald roll off the press and into communities throughout Forsyth County. Just like the North State Journal, I hope that through the truth and beauty of this new publication, citizens of Forsyth County will gain a new appreciation of their neighbors, a better understanding of their government, and renewed since of pride in their home county.

From Lewisville to Kernersville and Rural Hall to Clemmons, I am excited to see all that Forsyth County has to offer. The Twin City Herald — combined with the statewide reach of the North State Journal — will fill a void in the marketplace for strong journalism, countywide coverage, and access to information beyond the borders of Forsyth County and the Winston-Salem metro area. Our goal is to elevate the conversation about one of the largest and most diverse areas of our state.

I hope that you will partner with us as we grow unique local news coverage that reflects the entirety of Forsyth County and reminds readers of the important moments that are truly community news. The Herald will report the news, mark important milestones, and provide information that represents the heartbeat of a community. At the same time, I hope you enjoy all that the North State Journal has to offer, including an opinion page that values results over intentions and recognizes the importance of a free press in a democratic society. Our sports coverage will continue to grow, and we hope to become your go-to outlet for local sports and the rest of our state’s world-class sporting events.

We also want to showcase the community in Forsyth County. Whether it’s a new business opening in Walkertown or a story of community service in Pfafftown, please let us know about your special events — your neighbors want to know about them.

I hope you will join the conversation through letters to the editor and comments on what you think is important in local news coverage. Letters to the editor can be addressed to editor@twincityherald.com.