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Olivia Shaw - Customer service representative

About Olivia Shaw:

Olivia handles the newspaper's classified advertising, subscriptions and those with information for the newsroom who call or walk in to the office. She also will fill in with obituaries. Olivia is in the office Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Scott Ricardi - Advertising representative

About Scott Ricardi:

Scott has extensive experience in both print and digital advertising sales. Contact Scott for all your display advertising needs.

W. Curt Vincent - General Manager/Editor

About W. Curt Vincent:

Vincent has been a newspaper journalist since 1981, working in several states and holding a variety of positions throughout the years. He has earned numerous awards for writing, page design and community service projects in New York, Indiana, Texas, Georgia and North Carolina. He has also authored and had published a children's book titled "The Luckiest Leaf."

With the Bladen Journal, he can be seen in the community covering many high-school sports events, as well feature stories and news stories.

Vincent, who has been a North Carolina resident since 2003, can be reached during regular business hours by calling 910-862-4163 or by email at

Crysta Carroll - Staff writer

About Crysta Carroll:

Chrysta covers a news beat that includes Bladen County Board of Education and Elizabethtown Town Council. She also writes features and other stories. Chrysta is also the newspaper's contact for obituaries.