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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The sale of the Indy—and what it means

Posted By on Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Sorgie, what's going on'?" Every few days for the past five years, Steve Schewel, the owner of the Independent Weekly, has ambled into my third-floor office and greeted me wearing the official Steve Schewel uniform: a sky blue polo shirt, tan shorts and running shoes. This is how his visits usually went: He would pinch a piece of cellophane tape from the dispenser on my table, clamp and roll it between his thumb and index finger, then toss it in the trash can atop the apple cores, peanut M&M wrappers and Whole Foods scrapings. He would pace the floor, occasionally...

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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Steve Schewel announces sale of Independent Weekly

Posted By on Wed, Aug 22, 2012 at 12:36 PM

The official press release is here: ******************For Immediate ReleaseAug. 22, 2012 Contact: Steve Schewel919-451-9215 Steve Schewel, president of Carolina Independent Publications (CIP), announced today that the company is selling the Independent Weekly and its associated website, indyweek.com, to Richard Meeker and Mark Zusman. Meeker and Zusman are the owners of City of Roses Newspaper Company which publishes Willamette Week, the alternative newsweekly in Portland, Oregon. They also own the Santa Fe Reporter, an alternative newsweekly in New Mexico. The Independent published its first issue on April 15, 1983, and recently marked its 29th year of publication. While Richard Meeker and...

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