Monday, November 19, 2007 Adds News From Surrounding Counties Adds News From Surrounding Counties

CHARLOTTE, NC –, the website which combines news feeds from all Charlotte area news media on one website, has added frequently updated news feeds from surrounding counties plus original news releases to its expanding coverage. Those counties include Cabarrus, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln and York.

The site already features practically all Charlotte-based print and broadcast news media, as well as weather forecasts, local webcams, national news highlights, and live Internet TV.

Another new feature is the publishing of original news releases through a news feed generated from Google's Blogger service. These stories are published on,, and also sent to subscribers via email once a night.

"We welcome interesting news and feature stories from any organization or public relations professional in the Charlotte area," said Buck Lawrimore, Charlotte Area News editor. "However we do not wish to duplicate coverage in dBusinessNews, Carolina Newswire, The Charlotte Observer, or the Charlotte Business Journal, which are already featured on our website. We prefer original content or news releases not published elsewhere.

"The more original content we have, the better the chances of having it show up on Google and other search engines, so it's an added benefit for anyone interested in higher search engine rankings or search engine optimization. News releases should be emailed to editor (at), with the title of the story in the subject line."

Most stories on are in the form of news highlights, including a headline and about 20 words of text. Readers can click on the headlines and be taken to the originating media, where they can read the full stories. This way Charlotte Area News actually drives more readers to the originating news media.

Charlotte Area News is produced by Lawrimore Inc., a Charlotte marketing, public relations, and search engine optimization firm. For more information visit or