EDITOR’S DESK: 'Do it with love': words to live by

Published: Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 07:29 PM.

The Crestview Relay committee's efforts, led by event co-chairs Megan Bowersox and Loney Whitley, attracted just under 300 participants, 37 teams and, as of this writing, more than $87,000 for cancer research.

The spirit came alive during Relay's opening ceremony as we watched residents from different walks of life unite to fight cancer. Walking for loved ones with cancer, remembering those who died from it, and working together to raise money and one day beat it.

It was truly inspiring.

Knowing the great commitment involved — particularly from Bowersox and Whitley, who worked tirelessly raising all that money and handling the main event's logistics; spending a full 24 hours at Shoal River Middle School for event preparation and breakdown — there's no doubt that they did it with love.

I've always believed businesses should operate similarly.

Over the weekend, a reader asked, "How long does it take to produce an article?"

Well, reporters get a news tip, test its accuracy by making several calls to various sources to corroborate it, call more sources for depth, write an outline of the story's key points and draft the article before spell-checking and submitting it.

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